November 3, 2014

A partnership between Pacific Retail Capital Partners, Silverpeak Real Estate Partners and the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs announced that it has acquired the 1.3 million-square-foot South Towne Center Mall and Marketplace in Sandy, Utah. 

October 12, 2014

Overstock.com is building a new corporate campus, referred to as the "Peace Coliseum," which is anticipated to open during summer 2016. 

September 23, 2014

Mexican restaurant chain Taco John’s is partnering with InMoment, a cloud-based customer experience optimization platform that gives companies the ability to listen to and engage with customers to improve business results. InMoment is providing the technology for Tell TJ, Taco John’s guest satisfaction survey program.

June 24, 2014

Every few years, a new term enters the retail IT industry lexicon and takes firm root, even though nobody can provide an actual, definitive meaning. The latest phrase to capture the imagination of retail technology practitioners without a standard, widely accepted definition is “omnichannel commerce.” While it is generally understood that omnichannel commerce is the practice of serving customers across all available physical and digital channels, the details are still vague.

June 10, 2014

Mindshare Technologies, which acquired Empathica in September 2013, announced that the two companies have united under a new corporate entity known as InMoment. InMoment provides a cloud-based customer experience optimization platform, the Experience Hub.

September 16, 2013

Ulta Beauty will open 12 new stores in DDR shopping centers by year-end 2013.

September 11, 2013

McDonald’s is testing a mobile order and payment application in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Bloomberg News reported.

July 15, 2013

Togo’s Eateries has announced a multi-unit franchise agreement in Utah. Six new franchised restaurants will open in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area beginning in first quarter 2014.

July 15, 2013

Togo’s Eateries has announced a multi-unit franchise agreement in Utah. Six new franchised restaurants will open in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area beginning in first quarter 2014.

July 11, 2013

Burger King Worldwide said that it has now added Salt Lake City to the list of markets employing home-delivery.

July 11, 2013

Burger King Worldwide said that it has now added Salt Lake City to the list of markets employing home-delivery.

May 7, 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, there still is not enough ground-up shopping center construction to justify the "Fastest-Growing Developers" ranking that was Chain Store Age standard fare for two decades.

But we may be edging closer to resurrecting a ranking based on who is building new (or, more accurately, newly repurposed) space. Closer, but still not there.

February 12, 2013

Overstock.com said Tuesday that chairman and CEO Patrick Byrne will take a leave of absence for medical reasons.

December 27, 2012

From mobile payments to mining big data for customer insights, savvy retailers are using all the tools at their disposal to engage and connect with shoppers and provide relevant, convenient and personalized shopping experiences across all channels.

As retailers competitively position themselves for growth in 2013 and beyond, there are a number of hot buttons or key considerations that will be driving their strategies. Here is a look at some of the top ones:

Marketing and IT collaboration

October 18, 2012

CANTON, Mass. -- Dunkin' Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee Sizzling Donuts, LLC for 16 new restaurants in Salt Lake City, Utah.   The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013 and the remainder by 2018. In February 2012, Sizzling Platter, LLC formed the subsidiary Sizzling Donuts, LLC and signed their first multi-unit agreement with Dunkin' Donuts to develop 11 new restaurants in Denver, Colorado, and eight new restaurants in El Paso, Texas, over the next several years.

 

July 19, 2012

By Eileen F. Mitchell, RCS Real Estate Advisors

April 16, 2012

There wasn’t a retail real estate insider in the country who didn’t send up a little cheer on March 22, when the only regional shopping center to open in 2012 did just that — it opened. To retailers. To dignitaries. To shoppers.

In fact, when City Creek Center owner/operator Taubman snipped the ceremonial ribbon draping the entrance of the downtown Salt Lake City center, the significance couldn’t have been lost on anyone, not even the “civilians” in attendance.

March 22, 2012

Taubman Centers announced the opening of City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

March 22, 2012

Taubman Centers announced the opening of City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

February 7, 2012

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Taubman Co. said Tuesday that City Creek Center, a major shopping and dining destination, will open March 22 in Salt Lake City.

February 7, 2012

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Taubman Co. said Tuesday that City Creek Center, a major shopping and dining destination, will open March 22 in Salt Lake City.

October 19, 2011

Needle announced that Urban Outfitters will use Needle’s Guided Shopping Platform to serve its customers with a personalized online shopping experience.

September 13, 2011

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based shopping center owner Taubman Centers announced Tuesday the first 20 retailers – all new to the market and most new to Utah – coming to City Creek Center, the 700,000-sq.-ft. retail component of mixed-used development City Creek in downtown Salt Lake City.

September 13, 2011

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based shopping center owner Taubman Centers announced Tuesday the first 20 retailers – all new to the market and most new to Utah – coming to City Creek Center, the 700,000-sq.-ft. retail component of mixed-used development City Creek in downtown Salt Lake City.