Spottlight on Shopping

Video killed the Radio Star . . .

but what killed the Shopping Mall?

With less than one thousand shopping malls left in the United States, it’s fair to ask, who, or what, killed shopping malls? Lately, the average time spent shopping is under an hour. In an effort to perpetuate prosperity, shopping malls have been morphing into what researchers call “lifestyle centers”.

So, what brought about this titanic shift in how and where we shop; and what brought on the demise of the traditional shopping mall?