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November 29, 2013
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Forest City Survey Finds Holiday Shoppers Driven by Value

According to a recent survey, shoppers are looking for value and kids’ gifts this holiday season, but might get caught short on time. The survey, representing Forest City Enterprises, Inc. centers nationwide, also found: • 23.0 percent of shoppers expect to spend more on “value brands” this year than last; 13.9 percent expect to spend…

November 25, 2013
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New technology gives malls same-day delivery capability

by Joel Groover   Malls around the world are making it easier for customers to get merchandise delivered. U.S. mall owners are working with a Silicon Valley startup to offer a service that would have been unthinkable a few years ago: same-day delivery of items bought from tenants’ stores and websites. Before mobile devices, such…

November 22, 2013
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Cushman & Wakefield Becomes ICSC’s First Global Partner

Cushman & Wakefield has signed a 13-month global sponsorship agreement with ICSC through which it will share global market retail intelligence and collaborate on research enterprises such as the European Shopping Centre database. The two will also be showcasing their collaborative efforts at ICSC’s major shows, such as RECon in Las Vegas; RECon Asia; RECon…

November 20, 2013
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Congratulations to the University of Texas Dallas: Winners of the Texas Conference Student Case Competition!

By: Sarah Ritchie In graduate school, I encountered the 25-cent word praxis, which I came to understand was the marriage of theory and practice….the hands-on application of “book knowledge.”  For young people studying business and real estate, taking classroom lessons into the real world is often the most engaging, effective way of learning.  The power…

November 14, 2013
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Deck the Malls with Crowds of Shoppers

When the holiday season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving, retailers will be scurrying to make the most of a compressed shopping season that is six days shorter than last year. In addition to timing considerations, increased competition is also pushing retail operators to re-evaluate their strategies and service offerings this year. Thankfully, according…