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February 7, 2011

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J.C. Penney launches new big-and-tall chain, wants 150 stores by 2013

Image Source Page: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JcPenney.jpg J.C. Penney ‘s Growth Brands Division announced plans to launch a new retail concept catering to the men’s big & tall customer. To be called The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co., the chain will carry … Continue reading

February 3, 2011

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January U.S. Chain Store Sales Continued Strong…

Retailers weathered the storms in January, both literally and figuratively. Based on ICSC’s tally of 32 retailers that reported monthly sales, aggregate industry comp-store sales rose by 4.8% in January—besting our forecast. Although retailers were impacted by storms in the … Continue reading

February 2, 2011

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How Antara Polanco Revived a Corner of Mexico City..

How Antara Polanco Revived a Corner of Mexico City By Maria Bird Pico Skeptics predicted that Antara Polanco would become a white elephant, albeit a beautiful one. Instead, not only has this architecturally precocious mixed-use center grown over the past … Continue reading

February 1, 2011

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Northeast Storm Slams Store Sales in Region–ICSC and Goldman Sachs

  Another week, another storm seemed to derail the consumers’ ability to shop, which in turn was accentuated since January is a low-volume month for sales. The ICSC-Goldman Sachs (ICSC-GS) chain-store sales index for the latest week ending on January … Continue reading