International Council of Shopping Centers

March 19, 2017
Don’t Write off Retail Stores, Shopping-Center CEO Says

Amid the recent talk of the "death of shopping malls" and Amazon's march toward selling everything to everyone everywhere, it might be worthwhile to consider other viewpoints. During a recent interview, the CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers pooh-poohed the notion that the physical store is dead or dying. "As a whole, the in... »

December 5, 2016
Exton Square Department-Store Space is Turning Japanese, as Mall-Entertainment Company Expands

Elton, PA - Japan-based game-center operator Round One Corp. is getting ready to gobble up space in U.S. malls with an appetite like Pac-Man's. Just six years after arriving stateside, the company is poised to bring its combination of bowling, billiards, karaoke, and cutting-edge arcade games to more of America's suburban masses. It opens its 12... »

November 21, 2016
Digital Parking Tool Arrives at Bellis Fair Mall

Bellingham, WA - Today GGP announced the expansion of its digital parking tool to the majority of its regional shopping centers throughout the U.S., including Bellis Fair Mall. The tool gives shoppers visibility into parking availability throughout the day. The industry-first parking feature solves one of the most pressing problems faced by shopper... »

September 4, 2016
Anderson Mall has Proactive Approach

Anderson, SC - In March of 1972, Anderson shoppers celebrated a new era of convenience. Surrounded by acres of easy-to-access parking, the Anderson Mall replaced cotton fields and pastures on the west side of Clemson Boulevard with dozens of shopping venues under one roof. The mall, boosted by a major expansion in 1983 and a major renovation ... »

August 26, 2016
Shopping Centers Pursue ‘Internet-Proof’ Tenants that Can Survive Online Competitors

At a time when many traditional retailers are shrinking store sizes or closing locations, real estate developers are trying to fill malls and shopping centers with businesses that are "Internet proof." Online sales make up only about 7 percent of all retail transactions in the United States, according to a recent report by global real estate fir... »

July 18, 2016
Oakbrook Center Continues to Thrive as Outdoor Mall

Oak Brook, IL - Fifty-four years after opening, Oakbrook Center continues to make changes and attract shoppers from across the Chicago area. And despite a brief consideration in the early 1980s of enclosing the mall, it remains committed to welcoming the outdoors. ""We take advantage of the park-like atmosphere," said Chuck Fleming, senior ge... »

May 29, 2016
International Companies Staking out U.S. turf at ReCon

Las Vegas, NV - Foreigners love shopping in America, especially in this desert burg dubbed Sin City. "There's nothing like it in Mexico," said Jessica Torres, 23, of Puerto Vallarta, who was in the United States on a student visa and was visiting the Las Vegas Strip last week. Likewise, foreign retailers have become increasingly infatuated wi... »

May 27, 2016
Brick-And-Mortar Retail Doing Solid Business, Mall Landlords Say

Acording to U.S. mall landlords, the rumors of the death of brick-and-mortar retail are greatly exaggerated. “There is no question there is a lot of change,” Taubman Centers Chief Operating Officer Bill Taubman said in an interview at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention, which was held in Las Vegas this past week.... »

April 20, 2016
How One Man Turned $20K into Mall Industry Success

Sandeep Mathrani was designing wastewater treatment plants when he realized he had a knack for real estate. It was 1986, and with the help of a $52,000 FHA loan, $300 in borrowings from his Visa, and the $1,900 he pocketed by selling his Nissan Sentra and swapping it for a VW Rabbit Diesel, the recent master's graduate purchased his Washington, ... »

September 1, 2015
ICSC Announces Complete Integration of SPREE Canada into the Canadian Convention

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is excited to announce the complete integration of SPREE Canada, the only Canadian show for the cart, kiosk and specialty retail industry, into the Canadian Convention to be held Oct. 5-7 in Toronto. SPREE Canada will commence with an opening night reception on Oct. 5 followed by two full days ... »

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