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May 15, 2012

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Cities court retail development at RECon

Despite tightened budgets among local governments nationwide, representatives of municipalities and economic development groups are heading to RECon in force to court retail development at the Cities of the World Pavilion. Hundreds of city representatives attend RECon each year, and … Continue reading

April 13, 2012

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ICSC World Summit will address globalization of retail

ICSC is gearing up for one of its highest-profile conferences to date: the Retail Real Estate World Summit, this year titled “The Globalization of Retail.” The meeting is scheduled for September 12–14 at China’s Shanghai International Convention Center. “This event … Continue reading

February 8, 2012

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An ‘arresting’ mall at former prison in Uruguay

Mall landlords are always looking for ways to detain their customers just a little longer. Uruguay’s Punta Carretas Shopping, housed in a former prison in Montevideo, appears to be quite good at it: This year the 18-year-old shopping center is … Continue reading

January 6, 2012

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Bet on art, accessories, and tire start-ups in 2012, report says

Many small retailers struggle to overcome overwhelming competition from national chains and big-box stores, causing most to go out of business within a couple of years after opening shop. But research firm IbisWorld has singled out four small-business retail sectors … Continue reading