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Monday, March 25th, Michael Stoler's guest on "Building New York-New York Life Stories" is Reverend A. R Bernard. Building New York, airs a total of ten times including two times nationally on Tuesday evening at 9 PM and 12 Midnight on JLTV & Direct TV.

On Tuesday evening, March 26th, the topic of the Stoler Report-New York' Business Report  is "What's Happening in Queens?

My guests on the broadcasts include David Brause, Steve Chen, Michael Meyer and Jeremy Shell.

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Hyatt Hotel's invade Manhattan

The Grand Hyatt New York, the crown jewel of the Hyatt hotel operation in New York City is located directly east of Grand Central Terminal on Lexington Avenue and 42nd Street. The property was originally built and opened in January 1919, as The Commodore Hotel, and was completely rebuilt and modernized in 1980.

In July, 2010, The Andaz 5th Avenue, another Hyatt hotel, located at 485 5th Avenue, across from the New York Public Library welcomed its first guests. Earlier that year, the Andaz Wall Street opened in lower Manhattan at 75 Wall Street in the former Barclays Bank building.

It was the summer of 2011, specifically in August when the 116 luxury suite, Hyatt48Lex opened its doors at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 48th Street. According to the trade, May 1st is the date of the planned opening of the Hyatt Union Square at 13th Street and Fourth Avenue. Construction is underway for the Hyatt's first luxury hotel in Manhattan, the 210 room The Park Hyatt New York, will be located at 157 West 57th Street in collaboration with Extell Development Corporation.

Earlier this month, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Chesapeake Lodging Trust and Real Hospitality Group announced the opening of Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South, the first Hyatt Place property to debut in New York City. The 185 room Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South is located on West 36th Street between 5th and Sixth Avenue.

Chesapeake Lodging Trust, a hospitality trust closed on the acquisition of the property in March, for a purchase price of $76.2 million, or approximately $412,000 per key. They purchased the property from The McSam Hotel Group. The REIT entered the New York City market in December 2011, when they purchased the 122 room Holiday Inn at 30 West 31st Street, paying $52.2 million, paying approximately $428,000 per key.

Decline in luxury consumer confidence can have a direct effect on retail sales in 2013

Retail Customer Experience, Top 100 for 2012-Constantly changing each and every year

Retailing is constantly changing with purchasing habits, smaller brick and mortar retailers and heavy reliance on e-commerce. In a study commission by Motorola for Retail Customer Experience recently released a study

Identify the hundred of trends, technologies, brands, strategies and people that are having an impact on retail. They assigned them numerical votes based on their influence and impact on customer experience, and the results rankings.

This year, Top 100 highlights aver very different retail is toddy from just a few years ago. Look at the top of two on the list. Amazon has turned bricks and mortar retail on its ear to the same extend that Apple gutted the retail music industry. Social media remains a huge influence, even as it remains a moving rage that retailers are trying desperately to figure out.

Today there is a new air of optimism in retail, with Tiffany, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom all in the top 30.

  1. Amazon
  2. Apple
  3. Discounting which includes proliferation of e-commerce and smartphone, coupons group on, living social.
  4. The economy and unemployment
  5. multichannel integration mobile devices multichannel commerce
  6. mobile commerce
  7. assortment localization-As consumers continue to trim spending and do more of their shopping on line, big box retailers are moving to smaller stores to reduce under utilized space and stay profitable. AT the same time consumers are treating retail stores as showrooms where they can test driver merchandise before making a purchase. Whether or not they purchase in store, shoppers will increasing turn to their mobile devices to check for better pricing or selection before making that purchase
  8. Experience design
  9. iTunes
  10. Mobile Coupons-smart phone and table owners, planned to scan barcodes more often to get additional information about products.
  11. Behavioral targeting
  12. Zappos
  13. Retail CRM
  14. Facebook
  15. Mobile Point of Sale
  16. In store web access
  17. Digital products, such as Netflix
  18. Millennial shoppers those born between 1980 and 2000 are taking depression and frugality to a whole new level. Web savvy Millenial treat each shopping trip as a mission. They know exactly what they are going to buy when they arrive at the store
  19. Trader Joe's
  20. Loyalty programas
  21. Mobile and contact less payments
  22. Costo
  23. Neiman Marcus
  24. User generation content and reviews
  25. Tiffany
  26. Starucks
  27. Nordstrom
  28. Disney
  29. Digital Signage
  30. H & M
  31. Interactive storefront windows
  32. Smaller store formats
  33. Groupon/ Living Social, etc
  34. Ramification of retail
  35. YELP
  36. Bergdorf Goodman
  37. AT & T Wireless
  38. REI
  39. Pop UP Shops
  40. Deal of the Day
  41. Ikea
  42. Target
  43. Lululemon
  44. Tablet computers in store
  45. American Girl
  46. CVS/Caremark
  47. Victoria's Secret
  48. Publix
  49. Dick's Sporting Goods
  50. Build a Bear Workshop
  51. LEGO
  52. High Tech Dressing Rooms
  53. Quick Response (QR) Codes
  54. Best Buy
  55. eBay
  56. LL Bean
  57. Retail crowd sourcing
  58. Whole Foods
  59. Williams Sonoma
  60. Bloomingdales
  61. Hollister
  62. Nike
  63. In store adio
  64. Anthropologie
  65. Dollar Tre
  66. AHOLD USA (Stop & Shop, Giant, Marini, PEAPOD)
  67. Staples
  68. Lowe's
  69. Cabala's
  70. T Mobile
  71. Twitter
  72. Green retailing
  73. Layawy
  74. Ethnic Retail
  75. Urgan Outfitters
  76. Ann Taylor
  77. Macy's
  78. TJ Maxx
  79. Dollar General
  80. Family Dollar
  81. Home Depot
  82. Bed Bath & Beyond
  83. Oakley
  84. Sephora
  85. Bath & Body Works
  86. Lacoste
  87. Retail at airports
  88. Cafes and other amenities
  89. RFID in retail
  90. Electronic shelf labels
  91. Tesco
  92. Kroger
  93. Abercrombie & Fitch
  94. Overstock.Com
  95. Gymboree
  96. AutoZone
  97. Land's End
  98. Guess
  99. Payless Shoe Source
  100. Godiva Chocolates 

Baby Boomers who control 70% of the U.S. Disposable Income

When you here the term Baby Boomer most people think of individuals who are age over sixty years of age. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a baby boomer is a person who was born during the demographic post-World War II baby boom, between the years 1946 and 1964. Different groups, organizations, individuals, and scholars may have widely varying opinions on what constitutes a baby boomer, both technically and culturally.  

Baby Boomers are vibrant, healthy and a very lucrative audience for retailers. As reported in Media Post, brands and agency executives understand marketing to this group of individuals will increase their bottom line.

Baby Boomers represent close to 80 million U.S. consumers and hold 70% of the U.S. disposable income. Baby Boomers are spending the most time and money online each month, more than Gen X and Gen Y. Here are some more facts to solidify your decision:

Consumers ages 47 - 66 (Baby Boomers) Facts: 

  • Dominate 119 out of 123 consumer goods categories (with coffee top the list of the ten fastest growing consumer goods categories)
  • 40% of customers paying for wireless service
  • 41% own Apple computers
  • 53% are on Facebook
  • 40% most likely to use an iPhone 
  • Over age 50 spend $7 billion online annually
  • Purchase 62.5% of new cars
  • Purchase 80% of luxury travel
  • 70% show up to vote in elections
  • Boomers spend more money each month on technology than Gen X or Gen Y - an average of $650 per month
  • Spend most on health care
  • Spend most on pharmaceuticals
  • One in 7 boomers care for a parent or family member
  • 71% of Boomers go online every day
  • 66% of Boomers send text messages
  • Women age 45 + make or influence 80% of household decisions

Money #1 Issue Facing Americans in 2013 Followed by Employment & Economy,

Money, money, money is the number one issue facing Americans in 2013 according to a recent report conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Money tops the list of issues facing Americans in 2013 according to a recent analysis of the latest data from American Pulse™ (Jan-13). Employment and the economy are also weighing on people's minds, however not nearly as much as issues relating to their finances (or lack thereof).

Top 10 Issues Facing Americans Going Into 2013* (Adults 18+)

Money -- 32.3% 
Employment -- 8.2% 
Economy -- 7.5% 
Cost of Living -- 5.9% 
Health/Illness -- 5.5% 
Healthcare -- 5.1% 
Taxes -- 4.4% 
Housing -- 3.8% 
Debt -- 3.4% 
Government -- 3.0%

More than 77% of Americans found their paychecks are shrinking from higher taxes resulting from the fiscal cliff deal and higher payroll taxes, according to estimates from the Tax Policy Center.

Adding to consumers' money woes is the less-than-stellar employment environment, with a large portion of Americans continuing to worry about unemployment, underemployment, and job security. The number of Americans currently looking for work remains well over pre-recession era levels.

03/25/2013 - 18:56


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