July 27, 2015

With plenty of last year's supplies stowed in the closet and the option to restock at-will, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping baskets by August. 

July 24, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers are doing their homework online before making purchases.

July 24, 2015

Shifting household dynamics are changing the way Americans shop for groceries, with moms no longer always assuming this role exclusively.

July 21, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers are both willing to spend more and also seeking savings this season.

July 15, 2015

Parents this year will be a little more cautious about their back-to-school spending.

July 14, 2015

There was good news for retailers in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual BTS (Back-to-School) Consumer Spending Survey.

July 14, 2015

Connected consumers are increasingly using a wide variety of channels on their path to purchase.

July 7, 2015

Contrary to popular wisdom that women desire a highly interactive shopping experience while men just want to be left alone, the two genders may actually have some similar retail preferences.

July 7, 2015

Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.

July 6, 2015

A retailer’s social media activity has a greater impact on shoppers than the company’s website.

July 6, 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 29, 2015

U.S. online grocery shoppers are upping the amount of grocery shopping they complete online.

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.