January 7, 2014

Technology trends are rippling through the retail real estate universe. Among the most important are new apps that dig deeply into data and automate tasks such as site selection, identifying and diagnosing underperforming stores and much more. Then there are apps that analyze what is going on inside shopping centers and stores. Technology is also helping to address a major change in lease accounting rules.

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October 14, 2013

Most retailers wouldn’t dream of using an abacus to reconcile daily accounts when software exists which performs calculations and reconciliations at lightning speed.

August 15, 2012

There’s no question about it: Shoppers will have more options than ever before when it comes to shopping this holiday, from where and how they shop to how they pay. Given the myriad of choices available, experts agree that one of the keys to a successful holiday season — and long-term survival — is customer engagement.

January 9, 2012

Sales of consumer electronics fell 5.9% this past holiday season, as smartphones cannibalize sales of standalone gadgets like cameras, camcorders and GPS navigation devices, according to the NPD Group.

October 7, 2011

Firethorn Mobile, Inc.! said Friday that outdoor retailer Cabela’s will use the Swagg Smartphone application, providing shoppers with mobile access to special retail offers and customer loyalty programs.

February 28, 2010

Walls + Forms just introduced an attractive display that enables retailers to showcase the latest...

September 16, 2008

RadioShack Corp. said Wednesday it will change product displays at most of its 4,000 stores...

March 31, 2008

Wireless made simple. That’s been the aim of Wireless Zone since it was founded...

January 10, 2008

New York City Best Buy Co. said on Friday that same-store sales rose 1.5% in...

November 30, 2007

Richard Edmonson, 61, would offer the following advice to budding entrepreneurs: Beware potential potholes. “Before...