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Shopping mall vacancies slowly declining

Jan 9, 2012
Vacancies at malls were down at the end of 2011, in part because new construction has stalled.
Posted In: Malls, shopping mall, retail sales, commercial real estate

Recovery in sight for U.S. shopping malls

Jan 9, 2012
A sign the nation's economic health may be continuing to improve -- the real estate data company Reis reported today vacancies at shopping centers were down at the end of 2011. It's the first time that's happened in four years.
Posted In: shopping mall, retail sales

Sears, Kmart to close stores after disappointing sales

Dec 27, 2011
Following dismal holiday sales in a year that was strong for other retailers, Sears and Kmart will shut down over 100 stores.
Posted In: Sears, retail sales, holiday shopping

Americans spending more on cars, clothing and furniture

Dec 13, 2011
American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
Posted In: holiday shopping, retail sales, holiday discounts

PODCAST: Six months of rising sales, raising a glass of bubbly

Dec 13, 2011
The Federal Reserve officials meet today to discuss the slow domestic recovery, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and a plan for better communication surrounding its actions. In Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced he will run for president against Vladimir Putin in next spring's elections. Wall Street types can expect smaller bonuses this year, but many are thankful to just have a job.
Posted In: champagne, retail sales, Russia

Americans purchase more even as net worth shrinks

Dec 9, 2011
From July to September, American families purchased more, even as their net worth shrank faster than it has at any time since the worst of the financial crisis.
Posted In: consumer confidence, retail sales, consumer spending

Mid-day Extra: Streamlining holiday shopping

Dec 8, 2011
With increased competition from online retailers, stores across the country are taking steps to make the holiday shopping experience a bit faster.
Posted In: holiday shopping, retail sales, consumer

Cyber sales blowing up

Dec 5, 2011
INTERNET CATCHING ON.
Posted In: e-commerce, retail sales

Mid-day Extra: Victoria's (not so) Secret branding

Nov 29, 2011
Tonight, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs on TV. What does the company gain by putting on such a show?
Posted In: retail sales, holiday shopping, Victoria's Secret

Mid-day Extra: Cyber Monday goes mobile

Nov 28, 2011
Today is Cyber Monday, and it follows on the tails of a very promising Black Friday sales weekend. But what do customers, and companies, have to lose from the surge in mobile shopping?
Posted In: retail sales, holiday shopping, Cyber Monday, Black Friday

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