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Retail sales get Easter shopping boost
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Retailers booked another strong month of sales in April, thanks to a rush of Easter shopping. Because Easter was later this year — April 24 compared to April 4 last year — many consumers did most of their holiday shopping last month, as opposed to March. While this provided a boost to sales, retailers have continued to post monthly gains since last August, according to Thomson Reuters' chain store sales index, which tracks 25 major retailers. More

Upcoming PRSM webinar on national retail real estate outlook
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This webinar will explore current trends within the retail world and their impact on commercial real estate. It will include a national economic overview and analysis of big picture trends and how they will impact retailers and retail real estate. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 10 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. More

Landlords, tenants must work together to 'right-size' stores

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Many retailers are getting serious about downsizing their selling space and boosting store productivity. But they're going to face an uphill battle in convincing landlords to take back that space, thanks to a lack of new development and healthy interest in prime space from expanding chains, Developers Diversified Realty executives told investors on the REIT's quarterly earnings call. More

Wal-Mart announces jobs, $400 million for South Carolina
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced that the discount retailer was bringing 4,000 new jobs to South Carolina, an investment of $400 million in the state over the next five years. More
Related story:  Wal-Mart remains atop Fortune 500 list (The Associated Press via Google News)

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Limited, Macy's April sales top estimates as consumer confidence increases
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Same-store sales at U.S. retailers in April surpassed analysts' estimates, led by Limited Brands Inc. and Macy's Inc., as consumers gained confidence in the U.S. economy's recovery. More

Calgarians eager to hit Target
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Canadians appear ready and willing to spend money at the new Target stores coming here in 2013. KubasPrimedia's major market retail report 2011 indicates 61 per cent of shoppers in Canada's six largest markets are "very" or "somewhat" interested in shopping at Target stores when they open here. More

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Return of the mall
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A funny thing happened over the past three years. As the Great Recession unfolded, regional malls — rather than being pushed to the brink — weathered the storm better than any of their supposed replacements. The very things that made fortress malls seem so outdated — their size, their enclosed environments, their dependence on anchors — proved to be powerful assets instead. More

Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid expand clinic offerings
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Your local drug store really wants to take your temperature: Leading chains are stepping up the pace of new services offered in their retail clinics, in an attempt to woo new customers with their convenience. More

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Dunkin' Donuts parent files for an IPO
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The parent of Dunkin' Donuts filed to go public, in what would be the latest initial public offering of a private-equity-backed company. Dunkin' Brands, which also owns the Baskin Robbins ice cream franchise, plans to sell $400 million worth of shares in the offering. But that number is used simply to calculate the registration fee. More

Iconic jeweller Tiffany & Co. opens first Calgary store
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It is a testament to Calgary's growing global recognition as a luxury retail destination. Iconic jeweler Tiffany & Co. opened its first store in Calgary, at Chinook Centre, the fourth location for the international retailer in Canada. More

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Study: Good customer service earns rewards
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Consumers will spend more with companies that provide great service, according to the new American Express Global Customer Service Barometer, a survey conducted in the U.S. and nine other countries exploring attitudes and preferences toward customer service. More

Peru will have 22 new shopping malls by 2013
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Peru will add 22 new malls between 2011 and 2013, which means an investment of more than $687 million, said Gonzalo Ansola, the president of the Association Shopping Centers in Peru. He recalled that at the beginning of 2000 there were seven shopping centers in the country, six in Lima and one in the provinces. More
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