May 28, 2015

San Francisco -- Westfield Corp. and Forest City Enterprises on Thursday unveiled Bespoke, a coworking, event and tech-demo space designed to foster a retail-tech community and support retail innovation at Westfield San Francisco Centre. Bespoke is designed as a space where entrepreneurs, brands and retailers can come together to research, create, collaborate, refine, showcase and debut work within the confines of the shopping center, which features more than 200 retailers and restaurants.

May 26, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open its first metro downtown store, on Market Street in downtown San Francisco.

May 21, 2015

Customers who choose live chat for customer service are satisfied a higher percentage of the time than those who call, email, or use social media channels.

May 8, 2015

Jins Eyewear, one of Japan’s largest eyewear brands, opened its first-ever U.S. store, in San Francisco's Union Square neighborhood.

May 8, 2015

Retail sales in several top retail verticals fell despite increased shopper traffic in April 2015.

May 7, 2015

Americans modestly increased their spending in April, with growth across most major purchase categories, according to Visa’s Retail Spending Monitor (RSM), a quarterly report that tracks retail spending patterns based on real-time purchase data.

May 1, 2015

Shoppers are creeped out by digital capabilities that identify, track and use location and demographics, such as targeted advertisements based on facial recognition.

April 28, 2015

After a successful pilot in Boston and San Francisco, Petco is expanding its partnership with Instacart.

April 8, 2015

Jins Eyewear, Japan’s largest eyewear brand by volume, will open its first U.S. store on April 10, in San Francisco's Union Square neighborhood.

April 7, 2015

Shopping activity in March 2015 was relatively flat compared to the same month the prior year, yet rebounded from a lethargic and wintery February.

April 6, 2015

Prospects for stellar rent growth and low vacancy helped make San Francisco the top-ranked city, followed by New York, in Marcus & Millichap’s 2015 National Retail Index, an annual real estate ranking of 46 major U.S. markets. Rounding out the top five: San Jose (#3); Austin (#4) and San Diego (#5).

April 6, 2015

Prospects for stellar rent growth and low vacancy helped make San Francisco the top-ranked city, followed by New York, in Marcus & Millichap’s 2015 National Retail Index, an annual real estate ranking of 46 major U.S. markets. Rounding out the top five: San Jose (#3); Austin (#4) and San Diego (#5).

March 6, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff has tapped into a sweet spot when it comes to integrating the best of online and offline retail.

March 5, 2015

Sephora on Thursday officially unveiled its San Francisco-located Innovation Lab, which will focus on the development of new strategies and technologies for both in-store and mobile shopping.

February 23, 2015

A labor dispute that had reduced the 29 West Coast ports which handle close to half the consumer cargo in the U.S. down to 50%-60% capacity appears to be over.

February 17, 2015

Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, U.S. Department of Treasury, on Friday discussed next-generation retail payment technologies designed to protect the convenience and sense of trust consumers hold for what has become an increasingly digital marketplace with several industry leaders across the omnichannel supply chain at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection.

February 11, 2015

Simon announced that its Bay Area outlet shopping center, Livermore Premium Outlets, will be rebranded and named San Francisco Premium Outlets in conjunction with a major expansion.

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.

February 4, 2015

Shopper traffic in January dropped 7% year-over-year as harsh winter storms amplified the shift of shopping to online and mobile, according to Euclid’s monthly retail benchmarks report which analyzes shopper activity and behavior during the month of January.

February 2, 2015

Target Corp. is opening 15 stores this year, with an emphasis on its smaller-sized TargetExpress format as it looks to further reach guests in urban centers.

January 21, 2015

One of the largest eyewear brands in Japan is entering the United States.

January 8, 2015

In-store sales mostly showed small improvements in December 2014 compared to the prior year.

December 15, 2014

Some people complain about customers who put off holiday shopping till the last minute, but Banana Republic is welcoming them with open arms. Banana Republic is offering “The Procrastinators Event,” a special promotion for last-minute shoppers, from Dec. 17-22. 

December 5, 2014

Shopping activity increased slightly from October in November 2014, but slumped compared to November of the previous year.