The brick-and-mortar retail landscape is rapidly evolving. Shopping centres no longer compete only with other physical shopping environments; they now compete for people’s time. Remaining relevant in a market of e-commerce and digitization requires a shift in thinking – one that embraces disruption and innovation. Technology will continue to evolve the retail landscape; retailers and landlords who work alongside these advances and continue to curate unique retail destinations will gain un-tapped opportunities in customer engagement and loyalty. With more than 18 million annual visitors, thousands of parking spaces and more than 250 shops and services spread across the equivalent of more than 30 football fields, Yorkdale is an operational marvel.
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