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Jul 12, 2019

Meredith Sandland, COO of Kitchen United explains how the company plans to build virtual kitchens in cities across the U.S.

Inspired by the mall-based season three of Stranger Things, we review some of the greatest mall moments in movie history.

Portions of this episode were recorded live in front of a studio audience...


Jul 4, 2019

Cofounder and CEO Vince Kadlubek explains how Meow Wolf plans to bring art to the people, with amazing immersive interactive art installations. They will act as the anchor for a shopping center in Las Vegas, be a part of a new hotel in Phoenix and act as standalone attractions in Denver and Washington DC. 

James Cook is...


Jun 27, 2019

Liz Williams,  a founder of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, talks about how the original retail house brand started and the first bars in grocery stores.  Jason Calaiaro, Co-Founder and hardware lead at Marble, talks about using autonomous wheeled drones to deliver items in urban settings.

James Cook is the...


Jun 20, 2019

Deborah Weinswig, founder and CEO of Coresight Research gives her perspective from working with retailers as they cross the border between the U.S. and China. 

  • What U.S. shopping centers can learn from the gamification of retail in China
  • How landlords are doing more than ever to support digital native brands in new...


Jun 13, 2019

Large realistic computer-driven holograms are popping up in places like jewelry stores, car dealerships and the Mall of America. James visits Ashley Crowder, Co-Founder and CEO of Vntana, a company that makes those holograms. 

James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 

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