Shopping Centers Today

DEC 2018

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Macy's Inc. is to spend some $200 million on upgrading 50 of its stores across the U.S., under a program the company has dubbed Growth50. The stores will get new lighting and •ooring, •xed-up •tting rooms and restrooms, new merchandise assortments aligned with their respective markets, and expanded furniture and bedding departments. In addition, the designated stores will receive additional services, such as personal shopping and styling; pickup desks for online orders; and an option enabling paymentƒby smartphone. Many of these Growth50 stores will offer food- and-beverage options too, including Macy's Taste Bar, plusƒPinkberry, Potbelly and Starbucks. Q S T O R E F R O N T S TAKE IT NEXT-LEVEL It's time to get bold. Empower yourself with RE/MAX Commercial, where you can partner with a knowledgeable Practitioner to help take your business and venture goals to the next level. We're not like the others and neither are you. Invest in Commercial, and We Invest in You. That's the Sign of a RE/MAX Agent® © 2018 RE/MAX, LLC. Each o…ce independently owned and operated. 18_266161 remaxcommercial.com BROKERAGE MULTI-FAMILY RETAIL LAND OFFICE INDUSTRIAL HOSPITALITY FARM & RANCH S am's Club wants to make it easier for customers to get in and out of its stores. e retailer says it plans to open a unit in Dallas that will enable shoppers to skip the checkout line, instead scanning and paying for groceries with an app. e unit will initially be a test, restricted to only a limited number of shoppers. To pay for merchandise aer the shopping is completed, customers will scan in a code with an exit host at the departure•time. is•Dallas test store will eventually be equipped with roughly 700 cameras to help facilitate management of inventory and layout, according to Sam's Club. e retailer also says it has plans to expand•much of the new technology nationwide over time. Q Sam's Club Tempur-Pedic Tempur Sealy International says it is on track to open its 40th company-owned Tempur- Pedic store by the end of this year and that it wants to be operating as many as 80 by the end of next year. The company also says it is talking to some landlords of sites previously occupied byƒMattress Firmƒstores.Theƒ25th Tempur- Pedic •agship opened recently in Roseville, Calif. Q MACY'S INC.

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