ICSC’s annual RECon Convention in Las Vegas is a great opportunity to get a pulse of the industry. Each May, the trends and themes expressed at RECon are a great way to get a snapshot of the retail and mixed-use industry’s health and collective mindset.
So, you can imagine how surprised I was when I heard the words 'retail death spiral' from a reporter at this year’s event. “So…tell me about the retail death spiral” was the exact, and first, thing out of her mouth. No warm up softballs. She went right for the jugular. And, it certainly got our attention.Continue Reading