Content about Katherine Field

May 9, 2011

Senior editor Katherine Field talked with Mitchel S. Friedman, senior VP of New York City-based RCS Real Estate Advisors, to gain his insights about the 2012 RECon conference and the industry as a whole.

As thousands of retailers and shopping center owners and managers prepare to descend on Las Vegas for the International Council of Shopping Centers’ 2011 RECon conference May 22-25, we thought it appropriate to talk with a retail real estate expert about not only the state of the industry, but also what to expect from this year’s show. 

Senior editor Katherine Field talked with Mitchel S. Friedman, senior VP of New York City-based RCS Real Estate Advisors, to gain his insights about the show and the industry as a whole.

March 7, 2011

Charming Charlie took a simple idea — arranging merchandise by color — and has parlayed it into a burgeoning fashion accessories retail empire, recognized in 2010 by the International Council of Shopping Centers as one of its premier “hot concepts.”

February 10, 2011

Mike Katz, 62, has an edge sharpened not by decades in retail, but by an accounting background that has given him unique insight into the economics of business. The chief of Perfumania Holdings Inc., which operates 350 value-priced fragrance stores in the United States and 20 in Puerto Rico, is a certified public accountant — and, self-admittedly, a relative novice to retail.


December 1, 2010

Senior editor Katherine Field talked with Liz Moughan, senior manager of retail marketing for Kronos Inc., about workforce management trends and solutions and how retailers can shore up this key area of their business.


As retailers continue to work to cut costs without sacrificing customer service, workforce management systems have come under new scrutiny. Chains across all categories are analyzing existing solutions, and many have found opportunities for improvement in terms of managing labor, maximizing compliance and improving workforce productivity.


November 3, 2010

In 2009, news headlines suggested shake-ups at T-Mobile—but not of a negative nature.

(November 1, 2010) In 2009, news headlines suggested shake-ups at T-Mobile—but not of a negative nature. The Bellevue, Wash.-based mobile phone retailer, which has built a brand empire on innovative marketing that includes endorsements by such celebrities as actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and pro basketball icon Charles Barkley, unveiled an innovative growth plan it called the T-Mobile Premium Retailer (TPR) program.

October 31, 2010

In 2009, news headlines suggested shake-ups at T-Mobile—but not of a negative nature. The...

September 30, 2010

Some years back, shopping center owner and developer Regency Centers found itself faced with...

September 30, 2010

A decade ago, rebates fell out of favor with marketers and retailers as consumers...

August 31, 2010

When Reuben Slone penned his Harvard Business Review article entitled “Are you the weakest...

November 30, 2008

Staffing in a slowed economy requires more than a conservative approach and a skillful...

October 31, 2008

Advance planning isn’t restricted only to merchandise buyers thinking ahead to the holiday season....

August 31, 2008

Michael Clark is no newbie to the hardware world. Though he landed at Chicago-based...

July 31, 2008

Deborah Derby is one of the country’s top female executives. As president of Babies...

June 30, 2008

As a tough economic climate forces retailers to batten down the hatches, wait out...

January 31, 2008

As energy-conservation chatter has become as commonplace as discussions about today’s weather, retailers are...

June 30, 2007

Forewarned is forearmed, and the news that self checkout is gathering momentum among customers has...

June 30, 2007

Arecent survey of...

May 31, 2007

In 1893, the first Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog—a 6-by-9-in. booklet featuring watches and jewelry—was...

February 28, 2007

When the Retail Contractors Association (RCA) was formed some 17 years ago, it was with...

January 31, 2007

Last October, in a move executed with the precision of a fine Tourneau timepiece, century-old...

December 31, 2006

Customer segmentation tools provide a flexible framework for decision-making—and allow retailers to flex and bend...