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March 19, 2015
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A Lesson Learned from Vail in Webinar: Experience is Everything

By Lily Sloss Alan McKeon, president and CEO of Alexander Babbage, Inc. led a Webinar for ICSC titled “Experience is everything: Rules for driving shopper engagement.” In his discussion, McKeon focused heavily on the disparity between the old model and the new model of driving shopper engagement. He emphasized that companies must change their way…

March 18, 2015
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#ICSCRetailerofTheWeek: Mophie Pop Up Shop Saves The Day!

Mophie, the California-based technology company, came up with a unique promotion at South by Southwest (SXSW) this year. When a SXSW visitor saw their cell phone battery was about to die – they tweeted a screenshot to @mophie with the hashtag #mophierescue. Mophie didn’t send a typical employee to help out – they sent a…

March 13, 2015
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The Great American Mall is Alive and Well

By Jesse Tron, @JesseTronPR, ICSC Director of Communications and Media Relations The great American bastion to consumerism known ubiquitously as “The Mall” is not taking the proverbial standing eight count, contrary to various exaggerated media reports. Much ink has been spilled of late on this “Death of Malls” topic, with each being more inflammatory than…

September 3, 2014
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Check out ICSC Retailer of the Week, Potatopia

If you like potatoes, then you will love this retail concept - a fast casual restaurant with an entirely potato-based menu! Potatopia has something for every potato lover. In addition to traditional fries, Potatopia offers mashed, smashed, baked, sweet, and many other kinds of potatoes. This serves as the base of the meal, with meats,…

August 27, 2014
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Good Things Happening with Expanding Retailer Wafels & Dinges

In 2007, the King of Belgium heard that the waffle situation in America was dire. Pancake batter was being used to make waffles, and they were being paired with completely inauthentic toppings. In order to improve the situation and ensure that Americans would be exposed to authentic Belgian waffles, he appointed Thomas DeGeest and Rossanna…

August 20, 2014
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Learn More About Expanding Retailer Luke’s Lobster

Anyone who has experienced a fresh lobster meal understands how special it is, especially when you are on the island of Manhattan instead of an island off the coast of Maine. Luke’s Lobster has helped fill this void for lobster-loving New Yorkers, with locations all over Manhattan and in some other mid-Atlantic states. Of course,…

August 6, 2014
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Q & A with Alexandra Dunk, Marketing Manager at Boloco

What is the concept of Boloco? “We are a family of 22 restaurants serving globally inspired burritos, bowls, smoothies, and shakes. Our mission is to positively impact the lives and futures of Our People through bold and inspired food and practices. We believe that we can achieve that impact with a burrito, so we say…

July 30, 2014
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Check Out Retailer of the Week, The Organic Pharmacy

Most people associate organic products with food, but The Organic Pharmacy makes handmade, luxurious, organic products available in every department of body care from makeup to skincare to supplements and more. The London-based brand is dedicated to bringing the best quality product to clients and curing ailments from the inside out with organic ingredients and…