James Cook and his fellow retail researchers visit shopping destinations around the world, interview retail and real estate executives and discuss market research in a fast-paced and fun setting. James researches retail and real estate for JLL.
Are Non-Alcoholic Cocktails a Growing Retail Category?
Sales of alcoholic beverages grew by 20% in the first 7 months of the pandemic. But now, some are questioning the wisdom of too much drinking. And some retailers want to profit from the non-alcoholic drink trend. Plus, economist Ryan Severino joins to explain how inflation might affect consumers and retailers in 2022.
James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. Taylor Coyne is a senior research manager for JLL.
Through the Looking Glass at AREA15 and Omega Mart
Anne Mezzenga of OmniTalk joins James Cook on a fantastical journey through AREA15, a new entertainment district near the Las Vegas Strip. Drew DiCostanzo, Director of Sales and Marketing at Meow Wolf Las Vegas, leads a tour of Meow Wolf's OmegaMart. Anne and James visit Wink World, a new exhibit from Blue Man Group co-founder Chris Wink. AREA15 CEO Winston Fisher says they've "invented a new real estate project operating business...ultimately creating a content box."
Beverly Hills Retail Space is in Demand, Despite the Pandemic
Houman Mahboubi works with iconic brands and properties in the Beverly Hills retail real estate market. He says that while international tourism did slow down because of the pandemic, the Beverly Hills market has proven among the most resilient in metro Los Angeles. The character of the city is also changing, with new hotel developments on the horizon, including The Cheval Blanc from LVMH. Plus, a subway station is set to open in 2025.
How JOKR Delivers Groceries Instantly
Dennis Levene, VP of Expansion at JOKR, talks about where and how the company is leasing space to serve as hubs for its hyperlocal delivery platform.
Geno Coradini, Retail Managing Director at JLL, speaks to how the instant delivery differs from traditional retailer models from the perspective of where and how retailers use their real estate.
James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL.
Mark Pilkington talks about his new book Retail Recovery: How creative retailers are winning in their post-apocalyptic world. He explains strategies that retailers can take and delves into several recent case studies. James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL.
Retail Reinvention at Third Street Promenade
The Promenade in Santa Monica, CA is three city blocks of restaurants, bars and stores that are blocked off from car traffic. Despite its enduring popularity, many believed that the street was in need of reinvention. But just as an ambitious new plan was taking shape, the pandemic stopped it in its tracks. Ultimately, the pandemic accelerated some changes and put a hold on others.
Awesome podcast for retail
There are not a lot of podcasts focused on the retail industry, James does a fantastic job of leading interesting and unique conversations. A must listen!
Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥
Whether you’re well established as a retailer, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! James does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever-changing retail landscape (while building a thriving organization) - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
The Charles Kuralt of Retail
James takes on retail space around the world and brings it home to us in a way that entertains while educating. His interests are infectious and the show doubles as a travelogue along with the main theme of relating current and innovative trends in retail. Here’s to the next 100 episodes!