It was not so long ago that the actual merchandise was the focal point of most malls and shopping centers throughout the country. Technology, social media and the rise of a new generation has changed that focus. Or, at least, altered that focus, blurring the lines between products and services, retail and entertainment and ecommerce and bricks and mortar. Nowadays, shopping centers and the store brands that inhabit them must be much more. In fact, many are now tasked with being all things to all people. They can babysit your kids, act as your personal shopper, tell you which parking space is open, deliver your purchase to your front door, provide you with items that might complement your purchase and so on.
While there are a variety of..