June 29, 2015

Here are some of the ways shopping centers around the nation can develop the right programs to give back:Shopping Centers: Four Strategies for Giving Back

June 25, 2015

Here are several key insights that U.S. retailers need to understand in order to succeed with the increasingly important Chinese consumer:

June 23, 2015

Back-to-school spending for both K-12 and college students is on the upswing this year.

June 16, 2015

Marketing services company Connexity Inc. has acquired the PriceGrabber retail lead generation platform and network.

June 16, 2015

To maintain their status in this fast-changing retail environment, stores will need to do more than provide the instant gratification of connecting consumers with products.

June 11, 2015

The latest Demandware Shopping Index reveals that shopper attraction, which measures the number of shoppers, was up 18% in the first quarter of 2015 over the first quarter last year and drove 83% of the digital commerce growth.

June 8, 2015

Father’s Day may not be the most lucrative consumer holiday of the year for retailers. However, according to the new National Retail Federation (NRF) 2015 Father’s Day Spending Survey, spending on Father’s Day is expected to reach $12.7 billion.

June 1, 2015

Consumers who use digital coupons both shop more and spend more than the average shopper.

May 19, 2015

Consumers are increasingly taking an omnichannel approach to their online shopping carts.

May 19, 2015

The Limited is launching a new program called Reserve Online, Ready In-Store, that allows customers to shop TheLimited.com and place items on hold for purchase and pick-up at their local store.

May 15, 2015

As tens of thousands of retail real estate industry members head to Las Vegas for ICSC’s annual RECon event, I find myself reflecting on the evolution of the industry and the fundamental changes that will affect the shopping center business over the next five years.

May 11, 2015

While empty, decaying malls make for inspired photo shoots, most of America’s shopping malls are actually doing well. In fact, according to new data from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, shopping center occupancy rates were 92.7% at the end of 2014 – the highest level in six years! Occupancy was even higher for malls (both super-regional and regional malls) at 94.2%, the highest since 1987. 

May 8, 2015

The intersection of technology and retail, online, in-store, apps, mobile, can enhance the shopping experience for women 25-40.

May 7, 2015

Kohl’s Corp. has rolled out a buy online, pick-up in store service to all Kohl’s stores nationwide, allowing customers to pick up their orders within hours at their local Kohl’s store.

May 5, 2015

Thirty percent of consumers either own or plan to buy a wearable device in the next 12 months, and 34% of those consumers want wearable technology to make their lives easier – and that includes shopping. Those are among the findings of a new study by PowerReviews, a ratings and reviews provider.

April 30, 2015

Our cover story this month is about one of my favorite topics: hot retail concepts. It’s a subject that, to my mind, never goes out of style because it speaks as much to the essence of retail in today’s omnichannel age as it did in the purely physical one.

April 27, 2015

Whether it’s on jewelry or apparel, gift cards or brunch, families this year are expected to spend more for Mother’s Day than they have in the last decade or more.  And the largest portion of that spending will be at U.S. department stores.

April 21, 2015

The rise of online shopping – and specifically the rise of smartphone use and mobile shopping – is transforming the retail landscape and requiring retailers to adapt to new shopper expectations.

April 20, 2015

A majority of consumers are spending savings from lower fuel prices to buy groceries. According to the new “Why? Behind the Buy” report from Acosta Sales & Marketing, 72% of shoppers age 18-34 will spend fuel savings on groceries.

April 17, 2015

The quest to offer greater levels of customer convenience has seen a growing number of U.S. retailers experiment with flexible fulfilment methods, including click and collect, which offers shoppers the opportunity to pick up online orders from a store.

April 13, 2015

According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail e-commerce sales totaled over $304 billion in 2014, up 15.4% from the prior year. Also, eMarketer predicts that U.S. retail e-commerce sales will total approximately $350 billion in 2015.

April 9, 2015

Spring has been a time for fixing up homes and lawns since anyone can remember, but The Home Depot Inc. is giving a modern twist to the process.

April 8, 2015

ShopperTrak, a leading provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics, is teaming up with the shopping app, shopkick, to deliver in-store beacon and analytics technologies that allow retailers to engage with shoppers throughout their time in the store and deliver an enhanced shopping experience.

April 8, 2015

The rapid adoption of e-commerce in the digital age has fundamentally changed the way people shop. The online shopping experience today is not only richer and more engaging than in-store, but it is also personalized to each individual consumer, offering outfit pairings and special discounts based on a consumer’s profile.