Merchandising and Marketing

4 Tips for Hiring and Working with a Visual Merchandiser

By Peter Janecky Hiring and working with a visual merchandiser is an essential part of the success of any specialty retail outlet. Networking, background research... »

Make Your Pop-Up Look Permanent

Some pop-ups are meant to look temporary, but follow this advice if you want to convince any customer that your shop is permanent. It’s often said that if you w... »

Industry Trends

Tracking the pulse of the temporary retail industry. Shoppers on the lookout for deals and discounts Cash register receipts point to an undeniable trend: consumers... »

18th Annual Visual Victories Awards

Constant innovation is not easy and yet it’s the very hallmark of the specialty retail industry that continually responds to trends, reacts to customer feedback an... »

Block Party, Millennial Style

Simon and Refinery29 join forces to stage The Shopping Block tour, aimed at drawing a younger crowd to malls across America. Starr Cumming This past fall, Simon�... »

Designing a Successful Kiosk

Learn how Maria Rivolta’s kiosk at Mall of America draws in customers for its line of jewelry, watches and accessories. Brett Beaudette While kiosks offer ma... »

Fixture Fixation

Flat sales? Your boring old fixtures might be the problem. Learn how to fix the problem handily. Fixtures play a strong role in visual merchandising, which in turn ... »

An Eventful Season

How one shopping center gave their customers and merchants a holly, jolly holiday. Black Friday to Christmas Eve. It’s the equivalent of the shopping center indus... »

Consumer Shopping Trends

How are the changing retail buying trends of consumers impacting shopping centers? Study Sponsored by ICSC Conducted by Alexander Babbage, Inc. • Are shopping... »

The Third Dimension

3-D printers are already popular abroad. Look for them to start showing up stateside soon. Imagine going up to a kiosk, scanning some information and a photo and wa... »

Have a Holly, Jolly Season

You can see higher profits this holiday season by reducing the amount of stress felt by employees and shoppers. Here are some stress-busters sure to help. It’s ... »

Metrics Matter

The third annual Shopping Center Sponsorship & Advertising Conference drove home some important lessons for attendees. Provocative questions provided an ongoi... »

Franklin Flea: A First for Philly

PREIT’s efforts to rejuvenate one vacant department store space paid off handsomely enough to have it become a model across all properties. Each year The Internat... »

Consumers’ Choice: Shopping Centers

Shopping centers account for the vast majority of consumer spending. As advances in technology continue to shape the retail landscape, it’s more important than ev... »

An Expanding Specialty

The emergence of creative new opportunities in specialty leasing is opening up new streams of revenue. It is clear now that when The Rouse Company opened Faneuil Ha... »
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