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The Proof is in the Parking Lot: Black Friday Reflections and Fremont’s Retail Mix

As retailers get ready for the holiday rush, we thought we would take a step back and consider the broader retail landscape. As a city with rapidly changing demographics, Fremont has experienced firsthand the phenomenon of store offerings not keeping up w…
As retailers get ready for the holiday rush…ld take a step back and consider the broader retail landscape. As a city with rapidly changing d… While change is part of the retail DNA http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/11/proof-parking-lot-black-friday-reflections-and-fremonts-retail-mix

Entrepreneur in Residence: Poshmark Founder and CEO Manish Chandra on E-Retailing and the Future of Your Closet

Wondering what to do with that “only wear it once” holiday outfit? No worries, there’s an app for that! Last month, the Asia Society hosted a Corporate Briefing with Poshmark founder, CEO and Fremont resident, Manish Chandra. With offices in Menlo Par…
Chandra had early exposure to retailing. Later http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/01/entrepreneur-residence-poshmark-founder-and-ceo-manish-chandra-e-retailing-and-future-your-closet

Broker’s Report: Is Fremont a Retail-friendly Community?

Yes. But, as a commercial real estate broker specializing in retail leasing, I might have been uncertain about the answer just a few years ago. Major demographic shifts occurring over the past decade and new retail offerings not keeping pace resulted in F…
ommercial real estate broker specializing in retail leasing…hifts occurring over the past decade and new retail offerings not keeping pace resulted in Fremo http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/02/brokers-report-fremont-retail-friendly-community

The Latest from the Retail Runway – Five Trends Shaping How We Shop

When the retail industry convenes, we’re there. Last week, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) held its Northern California “Idea Exchange” in Monterey. Retailers, developers, and real estate brokers came together to discuss trends, and m…
When the retail industry convenes… in Monterey. Retailers… important trends that will shape our future retail environment. 1. The Bay Area market is hot http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/latest-retail-runway-five-trends-shaping-how-we-shop

Taking Back our Agora. And Other Wisdom from Retail Experts

Let’s just get this out of the way first. For those of you who don’t know what an “agora” is, it’s defined by Wikipedia as “a central spot in ancient Greek city-states … and the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual, and political life of the city.” …
s retail is thriving. This was a prevailing theme as …the retail industry descended on Fremont at the Interna… and explore retail development opportunities in local communiti http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/04/taking-back-our-agora-and-other-wisdom-retail-experts

Wheels and Walls: The Food Truck Trend and Why We Like It

Last Friday was the seasonal debut of Street Eats, a food truck event sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Over the next few months, a rotating list of trucks selling everything from Korean barbecue to cupcakes to ceviche will descend on Capitol …
the food truck. 1. Food trucks function as retail incubators. Let http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/04/wheels-and-walls-food-truck-trend-and-why-we-it

Our Favorite Blogs Part 3: Retail and Real Estate

It’s tough keeping up with the latest retail trends and real estate transactions. Never fear, there are a plethora of blog and newsletter options to keep you up-to-speed. Here are a few choice selections from my own inbox.
s tough keeping up with the latest retail trends and real estate transactions. Never f…ew choice selections from my own inbox. Retail Newsline This is a weekly blog authored http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/08/our-favorite-blogs-part-3-retail-and-real-estate

Labor Day Special:A Bucket of Crab, and First-time Restaurant Advice

Cut the Crab. Seriously! With a fantastic name — and an interior that will transport you straight to the docks of the bay — Fremont’s first restaurant devoted to Cajun-inspired crustaceans opened on August 1 to rave Yelp reviews. We recently chatted with …
Retail real estate can be tough. How do you help yo http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/08/labor-day-special-bucket-crab-and-first-time-restaurant-advice

Today's Retailer Wants to Reinvent Your Experience

While it seems that technology is transforming every aspect of life, how and where we shop is still fundamentally about convenience. Case in point — I am writing this blog right after ordering a new iPhone case, my son’s Halloween costume, and coffee filt…
As the retail industry convened last week at the Internati…of ICSC Chairman and Blackstone Group Global Retail Real Estate Advisor Robert …elanetz articulately summarized the state of retail today. Here are the highlights. A changing d http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/10/todays-retailer-wants-reinvent-your-experience

Hyper-localization in Retail: Chain Store Tactic, or Maker Movement Trend?

Recently I’ve been reflecting on a retail trade blog titled “Hyper-localization Is a Big Deal for Retail – and Even the Big Chains Are in on it.” This article went on to say that “the concept of hyper-localization is really a backlash against mass market…
ve been reflecting on a retail trade blog titled …localization Is a Big Deal for Retailtegy designed to drive foot traffic to local retailers … foot traffic is critical to the survival of retail streets and center everywhere. The primary http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/05/hyper-localization-retail-chain-store-tactic-or-maker-movement-trend