February 9, 2015

For Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Forever 21, the journey from a single location on Figueroa Street in L.A. in 1984 to more than 680 global locations today has been transformative.

October 24, 2014

Learn about emerging brands on the cusp of break-out success and formerly solid brands in need of a reset in this exclusive report, More Climbers & Fallers. 

February 26, 2015

Jay Carney, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration and current CNN analyst, has been appointed senior VP of worldwide corporate affairs for Amazon, effective March 2.

February 26, 2015

Barnes & Noble Inc. is separating its college business from its retail and Nook digital businesses.

February 26, 2015

Chico’s FAS Inc. on Thursday revealed plans to close more stores, cut jobs and decrease its capital spending to $100 million for fiscal 2015, a 29% decrease to its three-year average.

February 26, 2015

dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, Inc., will open a new store in north Jacksonville, Florida.

February 26, 2015

Dollar Tree reported that its net income dropped 13% to $206.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, down from $239 million in the year ago period.

February 26, 2015

Expenses in benefits, share-based compensation, and inventory that exceeded forecasts helped keep West Marine Inc. in the red during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

February 26, 2015

Firehouse Subs, a fast casual restaurant chain with more than 860 locations, is enacting a nationwide rollout of Apple Pay.

February 26, 2015

GS1 US has published a GS1 US National Data Quality Program framework, which outlines the key components to help companies establish and sustain effective data quality programs based on GS1 standards.

February 26, 2015

Two locally owned businesses – Mes Amies and Waxing the City – will join the tenant lineup as part of the redevelopment of Hilldale shopping center, located in Madison, Wisconsin.

February 26, 2015

HSN Inc. had a successful fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, beating Wall Street estimates for both net income and sales.

February 26, 2015

Conshohocken, Pa. -- Ikea announced that it has chosen VCC to serve as construction manager both for the site work and store development of its new, larger store in Burbank, California. The new location will replace the chain’s existing Burbank store, which is also Ikea’s oldest store in the Western United States.

Pending remaining approvals and permits, groundbreaking is on track for fall 2015 and store opening in spring 2017. Until the new, roomier store opens on the new site, customers can continue to shop at the existing Ikea Burbank.

February 26, 2015

J.C. Penney swung to an unexpected loss in its fourth quarter amid heavy holiday discounter.

February 26, 2015

Kohl's Corp. reported better-than-expected profit for its fourth-quarter profit, helped by strong holiday sales.

February 26, 2015

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s Investment Sales team recently brokered the sale of The Plaza at Prairie Ridge located in Pleasant Prairie (Kenosha County), Wisconsin.

February 26, 2015

Teen retailer rue21 announced the opening of its flagship, which is located less than one mile from its corporate office.

February 26, 2015

According to a new survey of CEOs from PwC, 74% of retail CEOs are nervous about shifting consumer spending patterns, and 59% are nervous about the disruptive potential of new distribution channels.

February 26, 2015

Amazon.com is reportedly preparing to enter the South Korean market.

February 26, 2015

Pizza retailer Domino’s, which recently shortened its name from “Domino’s Pizza,” is reportedly turning to social media to promote the name change and also locate out-of-date signs.

February 26, 2015

Google is reportedly planning to release an Android-based digital payment API known as Android Pay at its Google I/O conference in May 2015.

February 26, 2015

RadioShack Corp. will reportedly auction the leases of 2,000 stores in March, while GameStop has entered the picture as a bidder.

February 26, 2015

Retail Properties of America, Inc., closed on the acquisition of Cedar Park Town Center, a 181,000-sq.-ft. community center located in Cedar Park, an Austin, Texas submarket.

February 26, 2015

Retail Solutions Advisors (RSA) has been selected as the exclusive leasing representative for Crosswinds, a 139,037-sq.-ft. community shopping center near Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, Florida.