February 10, 2015

One of the interesting retail real estate trends I’ve been seeing pick up steam in the last couple of years is the willingness of many retailers to look beyond the traditional mall locations. Many are choosing locations on “hot streets,” bustling avenues within major communities that happen to be the retail hub, or in the downtown/village center area of the market.

April 1, 2014

The Society for Research of Synergies (SRS) and its company members will place their supply network onto the GT Nexus platform to optimize global transportation costs representing $247.7 million per year.

March 24, 2014

Foodsco will open its first store in Oakland, Calif., on March 26.

February 21, 2014

Dublin, Calif. -- Ross Dress for Less will open its first store in Oakland, Calif. on March 8, bringing the total to more than 250 stores in California, the retailer’s largest state. The new location will be in Foothill Square in Oakland.  

Together, Ross Dress for Less and DD’s Discounts currently operate approximately 1,300 off-price apparel and home fashion stores in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.


April 4, 2013

DDR Corp. announced that, during the first quarter, it acquired two prime assets in Dallas and in Oakland, Calif., for $81 million.

August 3, 2012

Lucid, a provider of real-time feedback technology for buildings, is spearheading a study of resource consumption and behavior change with Starbucks Coffee Co.

May 9, 2012

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. said that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Cost Plus in an all cash transaction.

August 16, 2011

GT Nexus announced Tuesday that Liz Claiborne has extended its contract for a supply chain visibility and control platform.

May 10, 2011

TIAA-CREF, a national financial services organization and a provider of retirement services for educators, and CBL & Associates Properties have formed a $1.09 billion real estate joint venture to invest in market-dominant shopping malls.

April 21, 2011

Oakland Mall is using social networking as a tool to get shoppers involved this Mother's Day to benefit Moms at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting the homeless and getting them back on their feet.

February 7, 2011

A report Friday by the Los Angeles Times said that Target Corp. will pay the state of California $22.5 million to settle claims that the retailer improperly disposed of waste.

February 2, 2011

Safeway will combat an aggressive crop of new rivals with an expansion that includes nine stores in the West, of which six will be in the San Francisco Bay area, according to the Oakland Tribune.

September 27, 2010

A judge has ordered Target Corp. to stop improperly disposing of damaged or defective items...

July 19, 2010

Kroger Co. said Monday it will open two new stores under its FoodsCo banner in...

November 20, 2008

Nike, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems, Levi Strauss & Co. and The Timberland Co. have partnered with...

November 19, 2008

Cost Plus reported net sales for its third quarter were $213.0 million, a 0.8% decrease...

November 11, 2008

Cost Plus announced that Willem Mesdag has been appointed by its board of directors to...

September 10, 2008

Cost Plus Inc. said Thursday that the former president of teen retailer Tween Brands Inc....

August 31, 2008

Similiar to the rest of the country, the West Coast is a two-sided coin...

July 22, 2008

Cost Plus World Market reported that the electronic-funds transfer devices (more commonly known as PIN...

June 15, 2008

Cost Plus said Monday its board of directors unanimously rejected an $88 million takeover bid...

January 24, 2008

Oakland, Calif., Cost...

September 30, 2007


August 31, 2007

In 1961, northern California wasn’t nearly what it is today. ...