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    Nicole Rupersburg

    Nicole Rupersburg is a freelance writer who has covered the restaurant and hospitality industry for over a decade. Her work has appeared in Thrillist, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, the New York Post, Matador Network, and many more. Follow her on Instagram at @eatsdrinksandleaves. ---
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    Simple Ways to Tackle Rising Development Costs

    Construction costs have been continuously rising year over year for over a decade now, at a rate of 1.5 percent per quarter. Rising material costs, escalating trade tensions, tougher permitting requirements, and severe skilled labor shortages are...

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    How the Customer, Not Tech, is Disrupting Physical Retail

    Smartphones, Amazon, Instagram influencers, Google search, e-commerce, loyalty apps, checkout-free grocery stores, IoT, same-day delivery, Siri, Alexa, AI, drones… The forces transforming retail are endless.

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    Using Mobile Devices to Reimagine the Physical Store

    Retailers scratching their heads over what customer-facing in-store technology to invest in may be able to save themselves some trouble.

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    Reinventing Retail Through Storytelling

    When Rachel Shechtman launched STORY in December 2011, she did it with the intention of creating a retail space with the point of view of a magazine. It would be reinvented entirely every month or so with a different narrative-driven theme that...

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    The Future of Retail According to Ron Johnson

    Ask Ron Johnson what he thinks about the future of the brick-and-mortar retail and you’ll get a response humming with healthy optimism.

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    From Apocalypse to Relevance: The Mall is Dead. Long Live the Mall!

    Malls are dying; malls are dead. We've been hearing these doomsday proclamations more and more as brick and mortar retailers and shopping centers continue to see declines in foot traffic and sales in this Age of Amazon.

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