March 26, 2015

An overwhelming majority (70%) of consumers around the globe say that the best way retailers can add value to their shopping experience is to provide easy access to information about their products and services, both online and in stores.

March 25, 2015

The boards of directors of A.R.E. (the Association for Retail Environments) and POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising International) have voted to enter a due diligence phase and work in good faith toward a definitive agreement to merge the two associations.

March 25, 2015

U.S. retailers are struggling to meet the demands of consumers, according to a report by Accenture.

March 25, 2015

American Eagle Outfitters is expanding its global retail presence with a series of licensed stores throughout Chile and Peru, building on existing growth markets throughout the region, including Colombia, Panama and the Caribbean, as well as company owned stores in Mexico.

March 25, 2015

Fred's announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire EntrustRx, a specialty pharmacy operation that has a strong regional presence in the Southeast, as well as the single Reeves-Sain retail pharmacy in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

March 25, 2015

JLL announced the expansion of its platform in Alabama with the addition of Shannon Tyndall and Allen Garstecki. Tyndall and Garstecki join JLL as VPs, and bring more than 20 years of combined experience to the firm.

March 25, 2015

Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, a glamorous bridal shop on the top floor of the Hudson’s Bay’s flagship and headquarters building in Toronto,  took the big prize — Store of the Year — in the Association for Retail Environments 2015 Design Awards.

March 25, 2015

In my 20-plus year career working with retailers, when sales do not meet forecasted expectations, gas prices and the weather are always the factors retailers point to for explanation. Oil prices are low and are expected to remain so for the next two quarters, so why haven’t we seen robust spending?

March 25, 2015

In my 20-plus year career working with retailers, when sales do not meet forecasted expectations, gas prices and the weather are always the factors retailers point to for explanation. Oil prices are low and are expected to remain so for the next two quarters, so why haven’t we seen robust spending?

March 25, 2015

“You can’t get your nails done online, you can’t get dry cleaning done online and you can’t eat the Internet.” These are the dominant themes from retail clients (property owners) over the last few years. Today’s shopping center acquirers are looking for “necessity centers” with a stable rent roll. These centers consist of restaurants, nail salons and other destination retail that is not competing with e-commerce.

March 25, 2015

“You can’t get your nails done online, you can’t get dry cleaning done online and you can’t eat the Internet.” These are the dominant themes from retail clients (property owners) over the last few years. Today’s shopping center acquirers are looking for “necessity centers” with a stable rent roll. These centers consist of restaurants, nail salons and other destination retail that is not competing with e-commerce.

March 25, 2015

Thor Equities has signed a contract to acquire a prime retail and office property at 102 Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris.

March 24, 2015

For retailers, it’s now no longer a matter of “if” you will be compromised by a cyberattack, but “when” you will be. But they can mitigate the impact of attacks now and in the future by preparing a response plan with policy-based automation.

March 24, 2015

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center  has expanded the capabilities of its Retail Information Sharing Analysis Center (Retail ISAC) with the establishment of an intelligence sharing portal managed by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).

March 24, 2015

The end of a retail icon is always big news in commercial real estate, and it’s particularly relevant when the brand in question is closing more than 4,000 stores around the country.

March 24, 2015

The end of a retail icon is always big news in commercial real estate, and it’s particularly relevant when the brand in question is closing more than 4,000 stores around the country.

March 23, 2015

A six-sigma green belt, Victoria Brown joins IDC Retail Insights  as senior research analyst, retail supply chain.

March 20, 2015

Retailers in the United States are taking a huge risk by underestimating the buying power of the over-50 generation, according to a new report by the Fung Business Intelligence Centre.

March 20, 2015

Chain Store Age hosted its 51st annual SPECS 2015 conference on March 15-17, in Las Vegas. Here are three takeways from the conference concerning technological innovation in the store planning area:

March 20, 2015

Chain Store Age hosted its 51st annual SPECS 2015 conference on March 15-17, in Las Vegas. Here are three takeways from the conference concerning technological innovation in the store planning area:

March 19, 2015

Toys "R" Us is not going to renew the lease of its Manhattan flagship, according to various reports.

March 17, 2015

Retail CFOs expect U.S. consumers’ feverish appetite for online buying to continue its strong upward trajectory in 2015.

March 16, 2015

As most retailers can attest, perceived inconsistencies between the online and offline worlds can lead to customer dissatisfaction and ultimately lost sales. Consumers believe it’s not possible to receive the same promotion or rebate in-store as online.

March 16, 2015

These days, retailers spend a lot of time obsessing over letters, specifically CAC and CLV. Most know these terms as shorthand for customer acquisition cost and customer lifetime value. Both are key concepts and incredibly important metrics if you operate a retail business.