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Mall owners harness technology to fight online retailers
Bloomberg via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief Bloomberg's Anastasia Haydulina reports from Reading, England, on how the world's largest mall owners are harnessing digital technology to stem an erosion in their tenant base caused by online retailing. More



Don't wait — the discount hotel rooms and registration rates are ending soon for PRSM Mid-Year Conference
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Discount Hotel Room Rate ends Aug. 23. Room space is limited and hotel is almost sold out! There is still time to register for the PRSM Mid-Year Conference and equip your team with the best education, solutions, financial strategies and learning experiences. This is an excellent time as you prepare your budgets to focus on the financial management of your facilities. More

Goodbye Borders: We'll miss you?
The New Yorker    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As massive liquidation sales wrap up in Borders stores nationwide — they've moved way past the buy-two-get-one-free table by now — the fraught corporation is beginning to unload its empty buildings, a process that should be finished by the end of next month. Who knows if most people got out their Borders eulogizing when the first crop of stores were shut earlier this year, but the general ambivalence about the death of the nation's second-largest bookstore chain has been surprising. More

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Apple is worth as much as all euro zone banks
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Technology company Apple is now worth as much as the 32 biggest euro zone banks. That's the stark result from a steep fall in the share price of banks including Spain's Santander, France's BNP Paribas, Germany's Deutsche Bank and Italy's Unicredit, compared to a steady rise in Apple's valuation, according to Thomson Reuters data. More

5 mistakes businesses make when going green
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We often talk about all the things businesses are doing right with environmental sustainability. And that's how it should be: Being an environmentally conscious company is a positive thing and worthy of applause. But there's also value in evaluating what’s not working so well — what can be done better. More



PetSmart barking up a sales storm
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While consumers may be cutting back, it appears most don't feel buying items for their pets falls into the category of discretionary spending. Just look at PetSmart, which reported that earnings per share soared 32 percent to 54 cents for the second quarter, compared with earnings per share of 41 cents for the same period last year. Net income totaled $61 million in the second-quarter of 2011, compared to $48 million in the second quarter of 2010. More

9 reasons to 'green' your company
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Some companies are hesitant about becoming "green," concerned about the costs or considering it an exotic issue. They think of this as actions to "save the Earth," which is not their responsibility. However, sustainability is now recognized as a valid business concern. Savvy companies which have comprehensively addressed the issue have gained core business benefits. More

Children's Place shares recover after early drop
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Shares of The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc.'s edged close to positive territory — while the overall market tumbled — after the children's apparel retailer reported a second-quarter loss roughly in line with Wall Street predictions. Children's Place posted a loss of 38 cents per share, while analysts polled by FactSet expected a loss of 39 cents per share. More

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IKEA UK pledges to use 100 percent renewable energy
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When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is leading the way for more earth-friendly mega retailers. Plus, the company is seriously dedicated to using renewable energy. If every big box store was as green as IKEA, the world would be a much better place. More



Opportunities are expanding for small stores, but risks remain
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A former Ford dealership in New York City. An antiques mall in South Carolina. A closed specialty store in Pittsburgh. The corporate headquarters of a car-rental company on Long Island. An open-air power center in Louisville, Ky. Give up? All of them are or will be new Trader Joe's sites before the year is over. The Monrovia, Calif.-based specialty chain has demonstrated that a little creativity and adaptability can go a long way in making a small store work. More

San Antonio is leading market for retail jobs
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San Antonio is among the top cities in the U.S. for creating new retail jobs, according to a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. San Antonio added 96,100 retail jobs through the five-year period, which translates to a growth rate of 4.12 percent. More
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