Once the linchpin of American shopping malls, department stores are being displaced by newer types of retailers that do a better job of driving shoppers to the centers and lifting overall mall sales.
are nudging out the once-coveted big box chains in favor of
sporting-goods retailers, fast-fashion chains, supermarkets, gyms,
restaurants, movies theaters and other types of entertainment as they
seek to keep their properties relevant in an age increasingly dominated
by online shopping.. . . more