Multichannel Retail

ICSC SmartBrief

News about the international shopping center industry

ICSC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Council of Shopping Centers

Plan for D.C.-area center involves complete revamp

7/25/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Forest City Washington is planning to revamp its Ballston Common shopping center in Arlington, Va., by making the enclosed center outward-facing. The company had to work around a professional hockey t… Read More

NRF SmartBrief

News and trends about the U.S. retail industry

NRF SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Retail Federation

Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar Stores for $9B

7/28/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

A merger between Dollar Tree and Family Dollar has been supported by both retailers' boards in a deal valued at up to $9 billion. Both discount stores, but Family Dollar in particular, have struggled … Read More

NRF Global SmartBrief

The best stories about global retail

NRF Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Retail Federation

Africa's primary online retailer grows

7/28/2014

  • Reuters

Berlin-backed online platform Jumia will reach Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon in future weeks as Internet access improves throughout the continent. Global consulting firm McKinsey projects that online ret… Read More

Shop.org SmartBrief

News about digital retail commerce

Shop.org SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Shop.org

Leak adds fuel to rumors about Amazon credit card reader

7/28/2014

  • Digital Trends

Amazon may add a mobile credit card reader to its repertoire of e-commerce items, with speculation that the device would connect with its just-released Wallet app. The leak stems from internal papers … Read More