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July 19, 2011

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Main Street Fairness Act

Arkansas Indiana Tennessee Utah The current system is outdated, complicated and flawed. It is operating under a nearly 20 year old premise that figuring out multiple sales taxes was far too complicated for a seller of goods. The Main Street … Continue reading

July 8, 2011

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Industry Loses A Friend, Past ICSC Chairman John Ingram Dies

John M. Ingram, a retired development and retailing executive and former chairman of ICSC, has died. He was 76. Ingram served as ICSC’s 42nd chairman for the 2001-02 term while a vice chairman of The Mills Corp, Arlington, Va., creator … Continue reading

June 30, 2011

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Discounter Aldi Opens First Enclosed Mall Store

In May, German discount grocer Aldi, which has been methodically opening new stores in company-owned, freestanding sites the United States for decades, did something it had never done before in this country. The company opened a new store in an … Continue reading

June 29, 2011

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BLACKSTONE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CENTRO PROPERTIES GROUP US

- POSITIONS COMPANY TO DRIVE LEASING AND REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS – NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 – BRE Retail Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI L.P. (“Blackstone”), today announced that it has closed the previously announced transaction … Continue reading