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August 17, 2011
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Social Media Spotlight: North American Properties

Greg Fitzgerald, the Digital Media Specialist for North American Properties supplied us with our first edition of Social Media Spotlight, highlighting the success that North American Properties has had through the use of social media. North American Properties (NAP) acquired Midtown Atlanta’s 130-acre, mixed-use Atlantic Station property in January of 2011, and social media has…

February 25, 2011
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ICSC pushing reintroduction of Main Street Fairness Act

With states strapped for cash, never has the shortfall from uncollected sales taxes from online sales — estimated to total $23 billion this year — hurt more. To redress the imbalance, ICSC is working to revive the Main Street Fairness Act, a measure that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes in the same…

February 3, 2011
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January U.S. Chain Store Sales Continued Strong…

Retailers weathered the storms in January, both literally and figuratively. Based on ICSC’s tally of 32 retailers that reported monthly sales, aggregate industry comp-store sales rose by 4.8% in January—besting our forecast. Although retailers were impacted by storms in the Northeast and Southeast, in particular, strength across the board helped to lift overall industry sales…

February 1, 2011
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Northeast Storm Slams Store Sales in Region–ICSC and Goldman Sachs

  Another week, another storm seemed to derail the consumers’ ability to shop, which in turn was accentuated since January is a low-volume month for sales. The ICSC-Goldman Sachs (ICSC-GS) chain-store sales index for the latest week ending on January 29--which is also the end of the fiscal year for most retailers--dropped by 1.0% from…

January 20, 2011
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New York, January 20, 2011- The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Caribbean Conference was truly a success with close to 400 retail real estate professionals from around the world in attendance. This conference featured professional development opportunities, informative sessions on current industry trends led by experts in the field, tours of local shopping centers,…