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June 21, 2013
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Retail Ready For Summer

June 21 marks the first day of summer, and along with the heat come the hottest trends on display in New York department stores. Retailers across Manhattan have spent the last week completing their visual transitions into the new season, and consumers out browsing for new summer fashions are definitely taking note. Complemented by bright…

June 18, 2013
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Enhancing the Shopping Center Experience through a Custom Mobile App

By Andrea Sirota, Vice President of Interactive Marketing & Media, Caruso Affiliated   As property owners, we must always think of new ways to engage our customers. Social media and e-commerce will continue to evolve people’s shopping habits – and in turn – how we do business. As such, digital innovation is critical to relevancy. …

June 12, 2013
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Industry Snapshot – June 10

The ICSC Industry Snapshot is a bi-weekly report presented as an info-graphic; produced by ICSC’s Communications department. This dashboard presents an overview of key industry metrics in an easy to follow and visually pleasing format, so that the user can quickly navigate it and take away a high-level view of industry performance. Furthermore, the dashboard…

June 6, 2013
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Through The Looking Glass: Saks Fifth Avenue & DDI Host Student Window Challenge

In the world of visual merchandising, window displays allow bricks and mortar businesses to establish their brand to the outside world, and effectively bring potential customers inside. Today, DDI Magazine is hosting its second annual Student Window Challenge at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York City flagship, where future visual merchandising professionals will be able able…

June 5, 2013
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Nimbly Looking for that Needle in a Haystack

As an investor who likes tapping Class B malls and turning them around, Greg Greenfield’s last few years have been like “shooting fish in a barrel.” But those days have changed and the competition for those assets is heating up. Where’s he looking and what is he looking for?