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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

January 20, 2011

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NEWLY BRANDED CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE A SUCCESS

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 … Continue reading