Shopping Centers, Retailers Navigating Crisis


Grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping centers remain central to the retail industry in this time of crisis. While much of the industry is at a standstill due to stay-at-home orders, owners, retailers and management teams are doing all they can to support shifts in business and maintain safe, clean environments for these essential services.

From the grocers that remain fully operational, to the restaurants and services working to maintain business with modified hours and offerings, each requires ease of access with minimal touch points. To support the efforts of both, real estate management teams are closely monitoring tenant operations and consistently reassessing the service needs of each property. Security, lighting, cleanliness and parking lot maintenance all remain top priority.

Service needs support the retailers and restaurants working to modify their service models to retain business. A recent Shopping Centers Today articles highlighted some of the strategies being implemented across the country.

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