Author Archives: Marshall Schleifman

The United States is the largest importer of goods in the world, totaling approximately $2.5 trillion in value annually. Before many of those goods are available to consumers on retailers’ shelves, they have taken a long journey across half the world. This journey often begins in a factory in China or somewhere else in Southeast […]

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Last week I received an email from my town’s alert system: “The Health Department and City are advising any persons spending time in the bar area at [Restaurant]…between November 3 and November 12, 2020 to obtain a COVID-19 test. If dining in another part of the restaurant or outdoors, patrons are advised to consult a […]

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On Instagram this past Tuesday, Kim Kardashian announced the end of E! network’s reality television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians after 14 years and 20 seasons. For fans of overindulgent drama and intrigue, fear not. Our cravings can be satisfied over the coming months with the fallout from another announcement last week: LVMH’s decision […]

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The Freehold Raceway Mall opened in my hometown, Freehold, New Jersey, on August 1, 1990.  I was 12 years old, and I thought it was awesome.  It made shopping trips with my mom so much more efficient than multiple stops at strip centers along Route 9 or the longer drives to more distant malls.  More […]

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In the first six weeks of the new year, overall economic momentum has stock values rising, with the S&P 500 up approximately 5%.  Over this period, the S&P United States REIT Index is up 6%, while ongoing headwinds challenging retailers have pushed the S&P Retail Select Industry Index down nearly 3%.  Subject to these macro, […]

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