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ICSC SmartBrief

News about the international shopping center industry

ICSC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Council of Shopping Centers

Kimco buys Blackstone's stake in retail portfolio

12/15/2014

  • Bloomberg

Kimco Realty is acquiring joint venture partner Blackstone Group's majority stake in 39 retail centers in the U.S. for $925 million, including debt. The portfolio totals 5.6 million square feet and in… Read More

NRF SmartBrief

News and trends about the U.S. retail industry

NRF SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Retail Federation

IKEA to roll out smaller pickup stores in Canada

12/16/2014

  • Business in Vancouver

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA will open as many as 10 smaller-format stores in Canada next year. The new 37,000-square-foot stores will be about a tenth of the size of the cavernous spaces IKEA is k… Read More

NRF Global SmartBrief

The best stories about global retail

NRF Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Retail Federation

Upgrades boost food, beverage sales at Greggs

12/15/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

UK-based prepared-food retailer Greggs booked a 4.2% increase in year-to-date same-store sales, much of which the company credits to refurbished stores and a stronger focus on to-go items and coffee. … Read More

Shop.org SmartBrief

News about digital retail commerce

Shop.org SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Shop.org

Apple Pay catches on with businesses

12/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Big-box retailers, major banks and grocery chains are among the dozens of new companies that have signed up for Apple Pay in recent weeks, Apple says. Read More

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