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July 31, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL speaker Alan McKeon

Tell us about yourself…. I’m Alan McKeon, CEO of Alexander Babbage a consumer insights company that works with physical destinations such as shopping centers, sports arenas, the arts and retailers. We help them understand who their customer is, why they come to the shopping center, how to engage the customer and how to drive additional…

July 30, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Becky Bui

Tell us about yourself. I’m originally from Owasso, Oklahoma, but have lived in Austin for 15 years. I love everything about this city: the people, the food, the music, and the laid-back culture. I studied advertising at the University of Texas and then returned to UT in 2006 to get my MBA. I have an amazing husband, Ben,…

July 30, 2014
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Check Out Retailer of the Week, The Organic Pharmacy

Most people associate organic products with food, but The Organic Pharmacy makes handmade, luxurious, organic products available in every department of body care from makeup to skincare to supplements and more. The London-based brand is dedicated to bringing the best quality product to clients and curing ailments from the inside out with organic ingredients and…

July 28, 2014
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Learning from a Pro at ICSC Next Gen Conf

By Elana Krasner   Regency Centers is one of the largest owners of shopping centers across the country, and is also leading the way in grocery-anchored assets, a huge trend throughout the industry--that has helped reinvent and revitalize the typical shopping center. To help educate future industry leaders, Alan Roth, Senior Vice President and Senior…

July 25, 2014
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Q&A with Retail Prophet’s Doug Stephens

Interview conducted by Michael Lagazo   Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of North America’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Home Depot, Disney, Microsoft, WestJet, Citibank, Razorfish, Intel and WestJet. In 2013 Doug was voted one of retail’s top global…

July 24, 2014
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Bricks Beat Clicks for Back-to-School Shopping

By Jesse TronShopping in brick-and-mortar stores will be the overwhelmingly preferred method for consumers as they go about their back-to-school shopping this year. Discount stores are still expected to be the overall winners, grabbing a nearly 24 percent share of where consumers will shop. However, many retailers typically found in malls and open-air shopping centers…

July 24, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Chad Rodriguez

Tell us about yourself…. I grew up in Florida taking my first real job there that brought me all over the world. Got a real taste for travel and eventually ended up in Sydney Australia where my focus in the retail world began. I've been living in NYC for the past 4 years working some…

July 22, 2014
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Win Free Registration for NY National Deal Making!

Strap on your thinking cap, because it’s time for some trivia. Every Tuesday through the end of November, we will be posting a new question on Twitter about the city that never sleeps. To enter just respond to our tweet with the correct answer using the hashtag #NYConf and tagging @ICSC. The more questions you…