March 6, 2015

Do more with less. That’s an overall trend in retail facilities services, where retailers have less resources to run their properties even as they come under pressure to increase service levels while also reducing costs.

March 5, 2015

Ascena Retail Group Inc. has named board member Randy L. Pearce to the newly created role of lead independent director.

March 3, 2015

Retailers often use in-store beacons to push promotions to customer mobile phones as they pass by. But video game retailer GameStop Corp., which operates more than 4,200 U.S. stores, takes a different approach.

February 19, 2015

As those familiar with the New Orleans commercial real estate market will readily acknowledge, the city continues to maintain a positive trajectory, with a great deal of activity in and around the metro area.

February 13, 2015

How do you mold a large workforce with a significant part-time segment into experts in home improvement so customers get the answers they need every time they walk in the doors of The Home Depot?

February 10, 2015

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced the promotions of Andrew Cobb to senior VP and director of accounting, Stuart Smith to senior VP - planning/redevelopment, Jennifer Cope to VP - shared services, Jon Meshel to VP - development/redevelopment, and Ken Wittler to VP - development.

February 2, 2015

CSA Editor Marianne Wilson interviews Karen Garrette, Global Retail Industry Director at Microsoft Dynamics.

 

January 15, 2015

Staples chairman and CEO Ron Sargent will not accept a $31,000 base pay raise the board of directors had previously approved as the chain comes off a not-so-great year.

December 22, 2014

FRCH Design Worldwide announced that Thomas Smith has joined FRCH as director, new business development for the firm’s Retail/Mixed-Use practice. 

December 11, 2014

Stirling Properties has named Michael Bucher as Development Director, charged with leading new and on-going development projects, including ground-up development, redevelopment and joint ventures.   

November 25, 2014

For children on a long journey, the typical refrain is, “Are we there yet?” However, for retail IT practitioners and executives, the challenge is not in waiting to get “there,” but figuring out what “there” even is. The question for the IT journey on which retailers are now traveling can be more appropriately phrased as, “Where are we going?”

November 25, 2014

Blue skies and cool breezes. That’s the economic forecast as the calendar turns for a new year. Retailers looking to bolster revenues and profits over the next 12 months should benefit from a gradual improvement in the ability and willingness of shoppers to spend.

“Stronger job growth, record low debt service burdens, record high stock values and rebounding house prices are supporting consumer spending,” said Sophia Koropeckyj, managing director of industry economics at Moody’s Analytics, a research firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

November 17, 2014

Brookstone Inc. will appoint senior retail executive Thomas M. Via as president and CEO, and as a member of its board of directors, effective Dec. 1.

October 23, 2014

Marcus & Millichap announced that Brett Chetek has rejoined the firm as senior director of the National Retail Group in the firm’s St. Louis office.

October 14, 2014

Community shopping centers are evolving to become more than service providers to a neighborhood or trade area.  Designed and merchandised correctly, they are fostering a sense of community and building experience.

October 2, 2014

The RealReal, a provider of authenticated luxury consignment, has appointed Michael Groffenberger as senior category director of fine jewelry and watches.

October 2, 2014

rademark Property Co., the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed-use development, investment, and third-party services firm, announced that Kara Rafferty has joined the firm as director of leasing.

September 26, 2014

Last Christmas Eve, Amazon received a patent for “anticipatory package shipping” that describes a method for shipping a package of one or more items to the end destination’s geographical area without specifying the delivery address at time of shipment, but the final destination is defined en route.

September 26, 2014

Fast-growing footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes has always had a good grasp on its customers and their wants and needs. However, the retailer never began building a formal loyalty plan until the first quarter of 2012, which actually created an advantage.

September 26, 2014

Retailers should take advantage of the constant availability of data created by near-ubiquitous mobile penetration among consumers, advised Michael Olmstead, director, Plug and Play Retail, a Silicon Valley-based global start-up accelerator and investor.

“Our generation has a constant in-flow of information, much of which we receive on our mobile electronics,” said Olmstead. “From text messages and emails to world news to discounts on stores and restaurants, nearly all information is readily available and easily attained.”

September 23, 2014

Target Canada is aggressively repositioning to drive its price value, according to a basket pricing study by Kantar Retail.

September 18, 2014

Chain Store Age talked with Jeff Kuchman, Principal/Director Tenant Brokerage, Mid-America Real Estate Corp., based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, about the company’s tenant representation business and how it has continued to take center stage.

September 11, 2014

Apple Inc. has reportedly hired Marcela Aguilar, senior global director of marketing communications for Gap Inc., to be its new director of global marketing communications, according to AdAge.

September 5, 2014

Alco Stores on Friday said that its CEO of the past four years, Richard Wilson, has left the regional discounter by mutual agreement.