Exclusives & Analysis

02/16/2011 - 10:37am

As Kermit the Frog often sang, “It’s not easy being green.” But for large-scale retailers seeking USGBC LEED certification for their brick-and-mortar locations, being “green” just became a little easier.

02/14/2011 - 10:57am

According to NRF Retail Horizons Benchmark Report, two key initiatives to keep retailers competitive in 2010 were optimization and streamlining of their internal operations to reduce operating costs and improving their customer centricity to win the share of wallet.

02/11/2011 - 1:42pm

Department stores and shopping centers malls are gaining market share for the first time in three decades, according to consultants Customer Growth Partners, and this month most will report their best annual earnings in years -- if not ever.

02/11/2011 - 12:16pm

On November 18, 2010, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the long-awaited launch of its newest green building rating system, LEED for Retail.

02/10/2011 - 11:44am

A significant number of those in the retail industry have heard of multichannel retailing.

02/02/2011 - 2:00pm

Buried in the details of recent settlements between FedEx Ground (“FedEx”) and various state attorneys general is a foreboding philosophical bias that delivery drivers, working either directly or indirectly for FedEx, must be employed by someone.

02/01/2011 - 2:32pm
02/01/2011 - 10:16am

In the February issue of Chain Store Age, in our focus on mall-based social media (page 52), we referenced a fourth quarter 2010 study by Alexander Babbage, entitled the “Shopping Center Social Media Benchmark Report.”

01/27/2011 - 11:12am

It’s a shopper’s market.

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