Articles tagged “retail”

Airports Could Improve Revenue by Figuring New Uses for Empty Parking Lots

Airports Could Improve Revenue by Figuring New Uses for Empty Parking Lots

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

When flyers think about spending money at the airport, sandwiches and lattes quickly come to mind. But airports are thinking just as much about money spent in the parking lot, and they might need to change their approach.

2 weeks ago

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

How bad must things be in Atlantic City? Apple, which rarely closes stores, has decided to shutter its Atlantic City location. It blamed a drop in tourism. Can the potential for legal sports betting eventually lure the tech giant back to AC?

4 weeks ago

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It doesn't need more traffic jams, which this project will inevitably bring.

1 month ago

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

Lindsey Rupp, Bloomberg

Given the current U.S. tourism climate, it's difficult to know why visitors are flocking to Macy's in greater numbers. Still, it's another sign that things are looking up, at least temporarily, for the retailer.

1 month ago

Luxury Brands Invest in Airport Pop-Ups to Reach Coveted Customer Base

Luxury Brands Invest in Airport Pop-Ups to Reach Coveted Customer Base

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Airports are the shopping malls of modern times and one of the most effective ways for luxury brands to engage target markets worldwide.

4 months ago

First Hotel From Retailer Muji Is Minimalist But ‘Anti-Cheap’

First Hotel From Retailer Muji Is Minimalist But ‘Anti-Cheap’

Jiani Ma, Jing Daily

Like West Elm, Muji is blurring the line between retail and hospitality, and creating a hotel that functions like an interactive showroom.

5 months ago

Hospitality and Retail Join Forces But It Shouldn’t Be Forced

Hospitality and Retail Join Forces But It Shouldn’t Be Forced

Colin Nagy, Skift

In the rush to smash together retail and hotels, brands have to focus on doing this with a lot of care and intention. Sometimes a brand just isn't that important.

6 months ago

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As travelers crave more meaningful experiences during their vacations, where does that leave cruise ship shopping? Cruise operators are trying to figure that out and deliver the kind of retail that passengers will respond to.

7 months ago

Why Luxury Travel Brands Should Pay Attention to High-End Retail Trends

Why Luxury Travel Brands Should Pay Attention to High-End Retail Trends

Laura Powell, Skift

International spending on luxury goods often tracks movements in worldwide travel. A recent report sheds light on how travel and high-end shopping are intertwined.

8 months ago

Thai Investors Are Cautiously Optimistic About New Mall Aimed at Chinese Tourists

Thai Investors Are Cautiously Optimistic About New Mall Aimed at Chinese Tourists

Anuchit Nguyen, Bloomberg

Thailand's tourism officials have had a love-hate relationship with Chinese travelers in recent years and they mainly have their sights set on marketing the country to the wealthiest segment of that market.

9 months ago

What Travel Can Learn From Michael Kors’ Acquisition Strategy

What Travel Can Learn From Michael Kors’ Acquisition Strategy

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Whether we’re selling hotel rooms or stilettos, the luxury marketplace is riddled with similar challenges and opportunities suggesting greater collaboration could be useful to brands in both industries in their pursuit of becoming lifestyle brands for affluent consumers.

10 months ago

Chinese Travelers Love Duty Free and That’s Creating Big Revenue for Airports

Chinese Travelers Love Duty Free and That’s Creating Big Revenue for Airports

Andrew Janes, Bloomberg

Chinese travelers' love of duty free is not just creating a bonanza for Chinese airports. Chinese passengers are buying so many goods at stores in North America, Europe and Australia that many retailers are designing shops to cater to them.

10 months ago