The retail industry has seen major changes in recent years with the closing of national stores, mergers and acquisitions, and the growth in on-line shopping.
What are the trends in the shopping habits of consumers, and how does this affect the current strategies for individual stores and for shopping mall managers?
What are the differences and similarities in marketing to visitors and local shoppers? How was the 2017 holiday season, and what might we see going forward?
Tina Yamaki is President of the Retail Merchants of Hawaii, a state-wide, not-for-profit trade association committed to the growth and development of the retail industry in Hawaii.
Stephanie England is General Manager of Ka Makana Ali‘i, a new 1.4 million-square-foot mall which features more than 100 stores, restaurants, a theater and the state’s first Hampton Inn & Suites.
Michael Fenley is General Manager of International Market Place, an iconic shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the heart of Waikiki that has served as a gathering place for kama’aina and visitors for generations.