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  • Consumer confidence low in February 2015
    Consumer confidence in business, buying, and job market down again says survey
    Consumer confidence in business, buying, and the job market is down this month according to Nielson and the monthly Consumer Confidence Survey.Only 26 percent of American consumers think business conditions are “good,” compared to 28.2...
  • Goodwill Monument open now
    Goodwill retail store opens in Monument
    A Goodwill store has opened in Monument, conveniently located across the street from Kohls on Jackson Creek Parkway. The store is a new build and when you walk you'll think you're in the Circle store as it has a similar set up and vibe,...
  • Virtual jet-setter: 4 international stores you should be shopping
    Virtual jet-setter: 4 international stores you should be shopping
    Thanks to this wonderful thing called the Internet, the world is at our fingertips—and so are global retailers. If you’re sick of the local mall scene—and seeing everything you own on everyone else—your best bet may be to...
  • Target's Canadian stores to close due to massive losses
    Target's Canadian stores to close due to massive losses
    On Thursday Target Corp. announced that all 133 Canadian stores will be closed, after only establishing a presence in Canada two years ago. As a result, 17,600 employees will gradually lose their jobs as the stores close, estimated to take place...
  • Fast food workers protest to raise minimum wage, but at what cost?
    Obamacare, regulation kills Northampton retail institution Faces
    Cutting hours and doing more with less can only go so far, especially when the cost of health insurance and taxes keep rising. For a 40-year-old landmark store in Northampton, Mass., Obamacare more likely than not was the lethal injection that...
  • Holiday Shopping Rush
    Holiday Shopping 2014 Doesn't Look Good for Fashion Retailers
    The holiday season is among us and so is the time for holiday shopping. Along with spending time with family and loved ones come door busters, discounts, and deals. This year’s projections for holiday spending depict yet another busy, hectic...
  • Mapic Awards 2014
    Mapic Award 2014 finalists Nov 19-21
    Mapic Awards Created in 1996, its a competition that rewards excellence, innovation and creativity in the retail real estate industry. For the 19th year running, the MAPIC Awards will recognise the finest retailers and retail real estate projects...
  • Franklin Mills Renamed Philadelphia Mills
    Say Goodbye Franklin, Hello Philadelphia Mills
    What’s in a name? Apparently a lot if you are a retail center. Franklin Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the Philadelphia region will undergo a major renovation and with it a name change. Gregg Goodman,...
  • Small businesses seeing a spike in sales
    Small businesses seeing a spike in sales
    The recession, and after effects of the recession, have been quite a challenge for small business owners. In a recent post on the PayAnywhere blog, the slow and steady rise in retail sales was discussed.According to a survey conducted by the...
  • Report: Retail sales growth is largely flat
    Report: Retail sales growth is largely flat
    As a business owner, one of your main responsibilities is to analyze your weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales, to identify sales trends. After you have achieved a full 12 months in business, you can begin to look for your “slow” and ...
  • 'Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge' an entertaining bio
    'Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge' an entertaining bio
    The series Mr. Selfridge starring Jeremy Piven, has been popular on both sides of the Atlantic and has been broadcast on our local PBS station AETN, for the past two seasons, with season three expected to begin early next year. Now there is a book...
  • The newest way to fill a vacant property
    The newest way to fill a vacant property
    How do you fight vacant storefronts in your neighborhood? That was the question faced by Collinwood, an inner-city neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio…and they came up with an answer. Read along, there’s something to be learned no matter...
  • Three tier system
    A San Diego guide to shopping for craft beer
    Thanks to social media, the second a customer sees their favorite brewery released the (insert barrel aged rare release here), our phone is ringing off the hook. "Did you get it in?" "Can you hold 9 of them for me?" "I...
  • Job Fair
    Fred Meyer - JOB FAIR - Monday 6/30 9am-5pm Portland Oregon
    Here is a notice I received about a career fair in retail for Fred Meyer in Portland Oregon.Fred Meyer is a Fortune 100 Retailer seeks talented individuals to serve great customers in a newly remodeled store in the heart of Downtown Portland!They...
  • Grisel Paula
    Model Grisel Paula has new fashion line, Grisel
    Just released last month, a ready-to-wear apparel line has 13 pieces available. Personally designed by Grisel herself, which shows off the vast knowledge and experience she has in the fashion world.“I feel privileged to present affordable...