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September 3, 2014
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Check out ICSC Retailer of the Week, Potatopia

If you like potatoes, then you will love this retail concept - a fast casual restaurant with an entirely potato-based menu! Potatopia has something for every potato lover. In addition to traditional fries, Potatopia offers mashed, smashed, baked, sweet, and many other kinds of potatoes. This serves as the base of the meal, with meats,…

August 27, 2014
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Good Things Happening with Expanding Retailer Wafels & Dinges

In 2007, the King of Belgium heard that the waffle situation in America was dire. Pancake batter was being used to make waffles, and they were being paired with completely inauthentic toppings. In order to improve the situation and ensure that Americans would be exposed to authentic Belgian waffles, he appointed Thomas DeGeest and Rossanna…

August 20, 2014
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Learn More About Expanding Retailer Luke’s Lobster

Anyone who has experienced a fresh lobster meal understands how special it is, especially when you are on the island of Manhattan instead of an island off the coast of Maine. Luke’s Lobster has helped fill this void for lobster-loving New Yorkers, with locations all over Manhattan and in some other mid-Atlantic states. Of course,…

August 6, 2014
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Q & A with Alexandra Dunk, Marketing Manager at Boloco

What is the concept of Boloco? “We are a family of 22 restaurants serving globally inspired burritos, bowls, smoothies, and shakes. Our mission is to positively impact the lives and futures of Our People through bold and inspired food and practices. We believe that we can achieve that impact with a burrito, so we say…

July 30, 2014
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Check Out Retailer of the Week, The Organic Pharmacy

Most people associate organic products with food, but The Organic Pharmacy makes handmade, luxurious, organic products available in every department of body care from makeup to skincare to supplements and more. The London-based brand is dedicated to bringing the best quality product to clients and curing ailments from the inside out with organic ingredients and…

July 16, 2014
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Check Out Retailer of the Week, Reviver

When it comes to eating healthy, people always seem to be looking for the next big thing. Crazes like the paleo diet and cutting out gluten appeal to some dedicated dieters, but what about those who want normal food, just healthier? The solution lies in the concept adopted by Reviver, a new fast casual restaurant…

July 9, 2014
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ICSC Retailer of the Week: AYR Guideshop

These days, shopping for clothes typically means one of two things: going to a brick and mortar store, or buying online. But new retailer AYR, pronounced “air,” has created a new concept by combining the positive aspects of each method in its guideshop. Located on the fourth floor of the AYR design studios, the guideshop…

July 2, 2014
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Retailers That Make Summer Pop

Early summer days in New York are bustling as ever. The season is new and everyone is abuzz, enjoying the warm weather outside. For those in the retail industry, this time of the year is perfect for exploring new marketing techniques and launching campaigns that take advantage of the cheerful attitude associated with the summer…