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July 31, 2013
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PIPINO Perspective: Where is the Value in Monitoring Certificates of Insurance?

by Mary T. Pipino, CPCU President & CEO, Donald P. Pipino Company LTD There is value in monitoring certificates of insurance (COI’s) but the monitoring process should be done by insurance professionals, coordinated with the legal documents requiring the coverage, integrated into a claims tendering format, and include COI document retention until statutes of limitations…

July 26, 2013
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Bareburger: Raises The Bar in Clean Eating

  Originally an underground music venue serving all-natural gourmet food, Bareburger has spent the last decade transforming into one of the fastest-expanding burger franchises in the country. The restaurant is known for its entirely organic menu of classic American fare, and is committed to serving in family-friendly, sustainable environments. While the first Bareburger opened in…

July 23, 2013
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Industry Snapshot – July 23

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…

July 19, 2013
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Congrats to the winner of the 2013 Albert Sussman Community Support Award

Congratulations to SM Prime Holdings in the Philippines, winner of the ICSC Foundation’s 2013 Albert Sussman International Community Support Award! When a major typhoon hit the Philippines, SM Prime Holdings stepped  up and donated $65,000 to relief efforts, and launched “Operation Sendog: People Helping People To Rebuild A City” to help raise awareness and funds,…

July 18, 2013
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Get Smush With This New Concept

Customization appears to be a running trend among dessert retailers, and at the New York City pop-up Smush, visitors are allowed to put their unique spin on a classic frozen treat. Just like any delicatessen, Smush creates sandwiches behind a counter, and customers can request their favorite fillings and toppings. However, this concept takes a…

July 17, 2013
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Industry Snapshot – July 17

  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…