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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…

June 25, 2014
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Check Out Retailer Doughnuttery

It is no question that doughnuts are a classic American dessert. While you can find full sized doughnuts almost anywhere, mini doughnuts are becoming an increasingly popular new trend. Miniature, handmade, artisan-crafted doughnuts are exactly what you will find at Doughnuttery, located in the Chelsea Market. Though the doughnuts are miniscule in size, they are…

June 18, 2014
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Learn More About Expanding Retailer Toasted

This week’s featured retailer of the week is Toasted: Crafted Grilled Cheese & Burgers. Located in Winter Park, Florida, Toasted is a fast casual restaurant that has set itself apart from the crowd thanks to its “clever, not cheesy” concept. Specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers, Toasted has amassed a loyal following since its…

July 18, 2013
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Get Smush With This New Concept

Customization appears to be a running trend among dessert retailers, and at the New York City pop-up Smush, visitors are allowed to put their unique spin on a classic frozen treat. Just like any delicatessen, Smush creates sandwiches behind a counter, and customers can request their favorite fillings and toppings. However, this concept takes a…

August 13, 2012
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Fresh New Fun Colorful Retail. Make Meaning

Where do you find fresh new retail concepts? What would bring more foot traffic to your lifestyle center without being just another fashion or restaurant concept? How can bricks and mortar compete with the dreaded online retailers? Well, here is a new colorful and fun example of just how it can be done. Make Meaning…