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Surprises For International Retailers Coming to the USA

Posted in Cross Border, Leasing, Regulatory, Retail

We are all aware that stateside landlords long for that new, fresh idea—something they can show off at their mall or street location and that can’t be found in every mall in every city in the country. Successful international retailers are aware of this potentially lucrative avenue to increase revenues. USA demographics are incredibly enticing…. Continue Reading

Coming to a Retailer Near You: Made in USA Labeling Requirements

Posted in Regulatory, Retail, Retail Sales

Patriotism is a hot topic in the United States. One study shows 51% of American consumers will pay higher prices to buy American made products. Not surprisingly, manufacturers actively promote products with the red, white and blue labels proudly proclaiming “Made in USA” to capture those consumers. In fact, some iconic American brands such as… Continue Reading

The Skies Are Alive With the Sound Of Drones: The FAA Implements Drone Registration Requirements

Posted in Regulatory, Retail, Technology

It happened again—another incident involving an errant drone and a resident from the Garden State. As reported by various news sources, a New Jersey man attempted to photograph the Empire State Building with his drone. He was arrested on reckless endangerment charges after crashing the drone into this iconic building. This is just the latest… Continue Reading

Marijuana Retailers – Are Private Clubs an Answer to Prohibitions on Public Use?

Posted in Landlords, Regulatory, Retail, Retail Sales

In jurisdictions where recreational marijuana is legal, many retail entrepreneurs and commercial landlords want to understand how and if marijuana can be consumed in retail establishments.  In jurisdictions such as Colorado and the District of Columbia, where the use and possession of marijuana for recreation is legal, consumption cannot occur in public.  This has left… Continue Reading

The Pop-Up Regulatory Maze

Posted in Licensing, Permitting, Pop-up Retail, Regulatory, Retail, Retail Sales, Zoning

Pop-up retail establishments, or “pop-ups,” generally refer to stores, restaurants, or events with a short duration. Pop-ups are typical for seasonal retail products, like Christmas or fireworks, but they have become common for designers (clothes, furniture, toys, etc.), restaurateurs (i.e., dinner clubs, food trucks), or other performers (concerts, parties) to conduct a one-time event, to… Continue Reading