April 30, 2015

Downtown LA’s South Park will emerge as a new retail districtIt’s rare enough for any developer — or group of developers and brokers — to plan an entirely new retail district almost literally from the ground up. It’s utterly unique to do so in one of the largest cities in the world.Yet, that’s exactly what’s happening in Downtown Los Angeles’ South Park neighborhood.

June 12, 2014

Lowe’s has launched Lowe’s Innovation Lab, with a goal of creating new technology to solve common consumer frustrations while working alongside start-ups, universities, specialized professionals and other companies. The first concept to come out of the lab is the Lowe's Holoroom, a home improvement simulator that applies 3D and augmented reality technologies to provide homeowners an intuitive, immersive experience in their dream rooms.

June 12, 2014

In mid- May, over 30,000 professionals from the shopping center industry gathered in Las Vegas for the ICSC’s annual RECon event.

June 5, 2014

Emma & Roe, a new concept from Australia-based, global jewelry retailer Michael Hill International, has opened its doors in Queensland, Australia.

May 1, 2014

Verizon Wireless has set itself an ambitious goal: to transform the in-store experience across its entire fleet of 1,700 company-owned stores.

In November, the company unveiled its “destination store” format, in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. More than about selling phones and other devices, the 9,000-sq.-ft. store is designed to help customers experience a more robust mobile life.

February 12, 2014

The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), a trade association of closed loop gift card retailers committed to promoting and protecting the use of gift cards, has appointed Mary Donovan, account director Kellen Company as the new executive director.

July 11, 2013

A.R.E. (Association for Retail Environments) has appointed Todd Dittman executive director, succeeding Klein Merriman, who will retire in August.

December 12, 2012

A report released by Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, found that retailers are in tune with the last-minute shipping intentions of the average consumer.

May 23, 2012

With more than 60 million Americans forecast to own a tablet computer by the end of this year, retailers say tablets are driving an increasingly larger share of their web revenue.

September 19, 2011

Robert Thacker, former chief marketing officer at Target, has been appointed executive director for Adopt-A-Classroom, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teachers and ensuring all children have equal access to quality education.

November 29, 2010

Opterus announced that specialty apparel retailer Roots Canada Ltd. has eliminated the use of e-mail at their stores and now remotely manages its 119 locations entirely through Opterus’ Store Ops-Center. Roots, which branded the solution Roots Ops-Center, has taken advantage of Opterus’ Web-based technologies to streamline business processes and improve communications with its stores.

December 9, 2008

Esprit Holdings Ltd., said Wednesday that Chew Fook Aun will be appointed as executive director...

November 4, 2008

More than half of online retailers (56.1%) expect their holiday sales to increase at least...

August 20, 2008

Urban Outfitters, Inc. has created a new leadership structure for the North American region of...

July 22, 2008

Nordstrom said Wednesday that it plans to open a 35,000-sq.-ft. Nordstrom Rack at The Commons...

March 31, 2008

When you attend as many conferences as I do every year, it’s invigorating to...

April 30, 2007

Aunique collaboration between a professional retail association and a major university may move lease administrators...

March 31, 2007

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean everyone isn’t out to get you.” It’s sad when...

March 31, 2007

It appears that online searches are being fueled by low-tech marketing: traditional advertising. According to...

January 31, 2007

Merchant Risk Council Holds Fraud Prevention ConferenceThe Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a retail industry association...

October 2, 2005

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October 2, 2005

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July 12, 2005

Chicago, On July...