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September 26, 2014
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Congratulations to Montreal Eaton Centre

Congratulations to Montreal Eaton Centre, an Ivanhoé Cambridge property, the 2014 ICSC Foundation Canadian Community Support Award recipient. For the last decade, Montreal Eaton Centre (MEC) has supported Dans La Rue, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Montreal’s at-risk and homeless youth, through holiday campaigns that aimed to raise awareness and funds. 2013 marked Dans…

September 17, 2014
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ICSC Retailer of the Week: Central Perk

This week’s Retailer of the Week is Central Perk. Yes you heard that right, the famous fictional coffee shop from the ever-popular sitcom “Friends” is real and now open in Manhattan SoHo neighborhood. This iteration of the shop is a pop-up shop brought to you by Warner Bros and Eight O’Clock Coffee to commemorate the…

September 16, 2014
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Three Things for National Developers to Consider When Moving to a Local Market

By: Jill Krupp de Uribe, Neoscape Across the nation, the retail market is being driven by tenants demanding Class A space, which is in short supply almost everywhere, while the growth of e-commerce, especially in apparel, consumer electronics and office supplies, is slowing construction of brick-and-mortar stores. And yet mixed-use real estate developments have never been…

September 15, 2014
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Teach Them to Tweet, Creative Brand Advocates for a Lifetime

A special ICSC webinar, Wednesday, September 18 #TeachThemToTweet Your company is ready to go social, but are your coworkers? A socially engaged and knowledgeable workforce can accelerate brand advocacy and enhance departmental objectives. While Altimeter Group reports that 62% of companies do not have an internal social media training program in place, only 43% identified…

August 4, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Natanya Anderson

Tell us about yourself…. I am responsible for social media, email, and other digital communications for the Whole Foods Market brand. Outside of work I am a mom to an active teenager, a food blogger, and a member of several non-profit organizations. What is your favorite apps to use? My favorite productivity app is Evernote…

July 31, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL speaker Alan McKeon

Tell us about yourself…. I’m Alan McKeon, CEO of Alexander Babbage a consumer insights company that works with physical destinations such as shopping centers, sports arenas, the arts and retailers. We help them understand who their customer is, why they come to the shopping center, how to engage the customer and how to drive additional…

July 30, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Becky Bui

Tell us about yourself. I’m originally from Owasso, Oklahoma, but have lived in Austin for 15 years. I love everything about this city: the people, the food, the music, and the laid-back culture. I studied advertising at the University of Texas and then returned to UT in 2006 to get my MBA. I have an amazing husband, Ben,…

July 28, 2014
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Learning from a Pro at ICSC Next Gen Conf

By Elana Krasner   Regency Centers is one of the largest owners of shopping centers across the country, and is also leading the way in grocery-anchored assets, a huge trend throughout the industry--that has helped reinvent and revitalize the typical shopping center. To help educate future industry leaders, Alan Roth, Senior Vice President and Senior…