Shopping centers are thriving much to the apparent surprise of the media, which has been predicting a demise of centers as we know them, including malls. An interesting article in Shopping Centers Today, a publication by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), is based upon a report by ICSC. Unfortunately, the article cannot be linked as it is member only access. Growth not despite e-commerce, but in part due to e-commerce. Various historically online retailers, including Amazon, are opening brick and mortar stores and finding those customers are spending substantially more than online customers. Malls and other shopping centers are repositioning themselves for convenience, creating an experience to increase dwell time or going upscale. Moreover, changing demographics and the slowed pace of growth of new centers are all adding to the current success and anticipated growth of existing centers. Do not sell your stock in retail centers just yet!