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Aug 7, 2020

Politan Row operates food halls in places like New Orleans, Houston and Chicago. CEO WIll Donaldson talks about their experimentation with drive through, ghost kitchens, and catering. 

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

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Jul 31, 2020

What does the process of bankruptcy actually look like for retailers and restaurants?  How is bankruptcy different now during the COVID-19 crisis? How and why are some retailers avoiding bankruptcy by negotiating with landlords and other creditors out of court? To find out, James talks with Dave Spargo,...


Jul 24, 2020

Charlotte Elstob explains how the retail environment is faring in China, Europe and Australia. She talks about department stores in England, high streets in Italy and restaurants in Shanghai. Charlotte is Vice President of International Retail at JLL.

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


Jul 17, 2020

With missed graduations, off-limits in-person social activities and meager work opportunities, young people have it bad in the COVID-19 crisis. Jasmine Glasheen explains how Gen Z sees the world and the new way that brands and retailers will need to communicate with them. She is a frequent contributor to The Robin...


Jul 13, 2020

Are people spending less time at shopping centers? Have they moved away from malls in favor of open air centers? Ethan Chernofsky of Placer.ai explains how foot traffic data can answer these questions and more.

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

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