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The Mall Is More or Less Dead, Says Legendary Retail Analyst Jan Kniffen

“The mall is more or less dead except in 279 great cases where we’ve got fabulous malls out there,” says legendary retail analyst Jan Kniffen. “But the 1,100 malls they’re struggling. It’s the levered retailers and the mall-based retailers that are struggling. We’re going to have 26 retail bankruptcies this year. But in a downturn, …

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Gen Z shoppers offer new hope for the mall

Thousands of traditional retail stores have closed since 2010, with many more closings anticipated in 2019. These often-cited statistics support the notion that we’re in the midst of a “retail apocalypse.” And like some prehistoric species, the narrative goes, traditional retailers are becoming extinct as younger users abandon stores for Amazon and DTC brands. That …

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