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09/19/2012 - 11:09am

Whole Foods seems to have figured out that a mall setting shouldn’t be a real estate deterrent. In fact, it might be a real asset.

07/25/2012 - 4:00pm

I make no political, ethical, religious or moral statement here. I am a journalist, and I have no right – or desire – to espouse my personal viewpoints in this forum.

07/12/2012 - 3:59pm

If Hong Kong is part of your global expansion initiatives, be prepared to pay the freight.

05/24/2012 - 1:23pm

As retailers and shopping center executives returned to their respective home bases following their biggest show of the year – RECon – they did so with talk of recovery echoing in their ears.

05/09/2012 - 4:32pm
04/05/2012 - 10:25am

First, who said technology coverage has little to do with retail real estate commentary?

03/14/2012 - 11:39am

CSA editor-in-chief Marianne Wilson and I go to great lengths to report new store openings on Chainstoreage.com. We pore through convoluted retail financial statements – sometimes twice daily – to uncover news that a chain has its sights set on even a little net new store growth for the year ahead.

02/10/2012 - 3:41pm

Ron Johnson isn’t afraid of making waves. Just as my page-neighbor Jeff Green suggested in his latest column, “A Penney for your Thoughts,” the Apple-CEO-turned-JCP-chief is keenly focused on reinventing a department store dinosaur into a sleek, well-oiled retail machine. And if that means reneging on prior deals, so be it.

01/27/2012 - 12:04pm

If you are a shopping center owner or manager, I’m talking to you! It’s that time of year again – when Chain Store Age begins collecting data to publish our annual report on America’s top developers and fastest-growing acquirers and third-party managers.

12/12/2011 - 4:35pm

A few days and about 15 meetings later, I am brimming with updates and stories from the annual International Council of Shopping Centers’ New York Deal-Making Convention in New York City.