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February 25, 2014
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Industry Snapshot – February 25

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…

February 24, 2014
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It’s the Real Thing

By: Sarah Ritchie As part of New York’s Social Media Week, ICSC was delighted to host a gathering featuring Scott Ryan and Keith Berman from the Coca-Cola Company, who presented on “Customer Engagement in the SoLoMo Revolution.”  The pair provided a sweeping review of advertising strategies during the Coca-Cola’s 127-year history.  With products in 207…

February 24, 2014
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Q&A With RECon Latin America Speaker Matthew Oster

How long have you been involved with the shopping center industry? For the past three years, I have managed the research for Euromonitor International's retailing coverage for a number of countries in Latin America, first for Central America, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador, and then for Colombia and Venezuela. It has been remarkable to see…

February 21, 2014
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Help The ICSC Foundation Reach It’s Goal!

2013 marked the ICSC Foundation’s 25th anniversary. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to embark upon our first capital campaign to grow the endowment and programs. Last May at RECon, a $5M campaign over three years was launched. We ended 2013 collecting $2.3M in payments and pledges. With things going so well the timeline was…

February 20, 2014
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Don’t count department stores out, GGP chief says

Write no obituaries for JCPenney or Sears just yet, General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani advised his listeners at an SCTLive forum in New York City last Friday. “People forget, Americans still shop at Sears,” he said. Indeed, at $40 billion in 2012, Sears’ sales dwarf those of many prominent retailers, he noted, including Macy’s…

February 14, 2014
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Congrats To Our Two New Community Service Award Winners!

The ICSC Foundation is proud to honor two more shopping center developers with Community Service Awards. The ICSC Foundation awards shopping centers from around the globe for their charitable efforts with the Community Support Awards. In the Asia Pacific, the Link Management Limited, based out of Kowloon, Hong Kong, won for their “The Link Community…

February 11, 2014
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Industry Infographic – February 11

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…

February 10, 2014
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Pop Up Shop uses Twitter/Instagram as Currency

  BY: Sarah Ritchie, A few years ago “Bit Coin” made a splash in the online shopping world.  BitCoin represented a unique way to purchase online items—through a newly devised currency that had nothing to do with greenbacks.  A variation on this theme can be found at the new Marc Jacobs Daisy pop-up store in…