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Jan 14, 2022

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...


Jan 2, 2022

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. They begin in a place that looks like a typical grocery store,...


Dec 20, 2021

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...


Dec 13, 2021

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...


Nov 15, 2021

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. 

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