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Amazon to Open Physical Grocery Store with No Check Out Lines

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

12/8/16 6:10 PM

Amazon.com this week announced that it will open a physical grocery store called Amazon Go. The move potentially changes the competitive landscape, with Amazon making a play for the dollars typically spent in traditional grocery stores and big box stores. At just 1,800 square feet, Amazon Go could also provide an alternative for what are called "fill-in trips," quick errands when shoppers need just a couple of items. Often these are trips to convenience stores or drugstores, so the move could also challenge outlets like 7-11 and Walgreens.

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Topics: Retail

AMTdirect is Hitting the Road for the NRTA Annual Conference

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

8/31/15 6:02 PM

We’re proud to be a platinum sponsor of the National Retail Tenants Association’s 2015 Annual Conference in Orlando on September 27 – 29th.  It will be here before we know it, so we are working hard to deliver an educational, entertaining and fun experience for everyone that drops by our booth.

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Topics: Retail, FASB, Events

Bojangles’ Selects AMTdirect to Manage Corporate Real Estate Portfolio

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

1/14/15 8:28 PM

Quick service restaurant chain invests in strategic asset management to support growth

AMTdirect, the leading provider of real estate management software, announced today that quick service restaurant chain, Bojangles’, has selected AMTdirectreal estate management software to help manage its corporate real estate portfolio.

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Topics: Retail, Customers, Restaurants

How Data Visualization Enables Strategic Location Decisions for Retailers

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

1/6/15 7:40 PM

No one ever argues that business decisions should be made based on data, yet decisions based on gut feeling, educated guessing, and incomplete data are made all the time. This isn’t because people don’t want to make data driven decisions or that the data isn’t available, it’s because it can be very difficult to get the right data from disparate sources and even harder to make sense of it once you get it.

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Topics: Retail, MAPS

How Brick and Mortar Stores Will Thrive in the Digital Age

Posted by Amber Bigler Newman

1/5/15 7:46 PM

My husband and I did 75% of our Christmas shopping in one night. We bought toys, jewelry, clothes and even an actual, physical book. (Remember those?) Of course, we did it all online, mostly on Amazon because Prime is awesome.  This may seem to be an odd way to start a blog about an optimistic future outlook for brick and mortar stores, but I want you to know that this post comes from someone who prefers to shop online and does it regularly.  Regularly, but not exclusively.

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Topics: Retail

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