May 18, 2015

The U.S. dollar has risen by more than 20% against the other major currencies over the last year, buoyed by a respectable if not torrid economic recovery and sinking oil prices, among other factors. That could be a breath of fresh air for U.S. shoppers with a taste for imported goods. For global mega-brands like PVH, Microsoft and Coach, however, the implications are closer to a gathering storm.

April 30, 2015

Chain Store Age traveled west to Las Vegas for its 51st annual SPECS conference, which was held at the Sands Expo at the Venetian/Palazzo.

April 28, 2015

In Bismarck, North Dakota, where a regional boom associated with the nearby Bakken Formation has made the state second only to Texas in terms of U.S. oil production, commercial development is on the rise. The missing piece of the puzzle for the city, however, has been the conspicuous absence of a defining downtown mixed-use destination: the kind of a social, civic, financial, and experiential cornerstone that gives residents and visitors somewhere to live, work, play and stay.

March 20, 2015

New York -- The collapse of oil prices translates into a huge tax cut for 90% of the economy, former CNBC host, economist and newspaper columnist Larry Kudlow told attendees at Chain Store Age’s 51st annual SPECS show. Kudlow was a keynoter at the event, which was held at the Sands Expo, Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, March 15 – 16, and brought together retail executives in store planning & design, construction and facilities.  

January 27, 2015

With gas prices down 31% since June 2014 and oil prices tumbling to their lowest levels in several years, American consumer confidence has improved dramatically.

July 9, 2014

The Kroger Co. has published its eighth annual sustainability report, setting its first-ever water conservation goal and providing a progress update on moving retail locations toward "zero waste" and sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil.

September 24, 2013

Forecasting a brisk pace for investor activity in the Denver commercial real estate market due to growth in the oil/gas and technology industries, Jones Lang LaSalle has announced the appointment of industry veterans Patrick Devereaux and Jason Schmidt as investment sales experts in the Rocky Mountain region.

May 7, 2013

Billed as the largest LEED Gold-certified retail commercial building in the world, Destiny USA is more than an environmental leader. It is a shopping and entertainment mecca.

The 2.4 million-sq.-ft. tourist destination in Syracuse, N.Y., is an unexpected blend of luxury outlet tenants with restaurants and big entertainment names in a high-impact setting that includes a sweeping, three-story atrium, a replica of an upside-down city destroyed, and a suspended-rope adventure for the kids.

May 7, 2012

The mild winter weather across much of the country helped to offset the negative impact that rising gas prices traditionally have on convenience store visits, according to The NPD Group.

October 24, 2011

The National Retail Federation is predicting holiday retail sales to rise almost 3% to $465.6 billion, which represents far slower growth than last year’s 5.2% gain. Based on a shaky economy and high unemployment, many retailers are taking a wait-and-see approach to stocking their shelves this year, which has resulted in a later “peak” season than normal. For many businesses, this phenomenon will result in a rush to get goods on shelves if demand picks up at the last minute, driving the need for more air cargo shipments. 

August 22, 2011

If you’re peeking at the news between slats in your fingers, scared to see where the S&P 500 sits or what’s happening with the NASDAQ, the Dow and the price of oil, you’re quite obviously not alone.

December 7, 2010

Two of Russia's largest grocery store chains, Pyaterochka and Kopeika, said on Monday that they would merge their operations in a move that would better position them to compete with Wal-Mart Stores ...

November 30, 2008

Whole Foods Market is making history as the first company in the United States to...

July 14, 2008

Retail sales increased only slightly in the month of June, as sharply rising gas station...

June 12, 2008

Exxon Mobil Corp. said on Thursday it is getting out of the retail gas business...

June 10, 2008

According to a report released Wednesday by ShopperTrak RCT Corp., retail sales rose 1.7% in...

May 31, 2008

There is no getting around it: Green is everywhere these days (including at ...

March 12, 2008

U.S. retail sales fell an unexpectedly strong 0.6% in February from the prior month as...

November 5, 2007

Northampton, Mass., Big...

September 30, 2007

When retailers think of operations they can turn green, improved efficiencies in air conditioning, lighting...

May 31, 2007

FixturesLeggett & Platt, ...

March 31, 2007

Parking lots are...

November 7, 2005

Aurora, Colo., Wal-Mart...

November 7, 2005

Aurora, Colo., Wal-Mart...