Author: Joseph Italiaander

Maine’s Shifting Supermarket Landscape

March 3, 2023

Maine’s Shifting Supermarket Landscape: 2023 Retail Market Update     By Joseph Italiaander | Associate Broker         While retail had its fair share of struggles in 2022, the sectors year was highlighted by the strength of the supermarket and the supermarket-anchored shopping center. On a national level, the large national supermarket players, including Whole Foods, Kroger, Ahold … Continue reading Maine’s Shifting Supermarket Landscape

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Retail on Wheels: The Value of Drive-Thrus

May 26, 2021

Joseph Italiaander, Associate Broker Originally featured in our 2021 Greater Portland Market Outlook. 2020 has been an unprecedented year in every way, shape, and form. In just nine months, the COVID-19 pandemic has structurally impacted the world in ways that could not have been imagined a year ago, and commercial real estate is no exception to shifting trends. The retail … Continue reading Retail on Wheels: The Value of Drive-Thrus

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The State of Retail: Permanently Damaged or Poised for a Comeback?

September 21, 2020

Among other things, 2020 has provided plenty of alarming headlines surrounding the state of the retail market. Perhaps what stands out the most to me is the growing number of bankruptcies among some of the country’s most established brands, including: J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, GNC, Lord & Taylor and Stein Mart.

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