Multichannel Retail

ICSC SmartBrief

News about the international shopping center industry

ICSC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Council of Shopping Centers

Sears, Macerich form joint venture

5/1/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • Reuters

Sears Holdings and Macerich have formed a joint venture valued at $300 million. Macerich is contributing $150 million in cash to the venture, which includes nine of its properties in which Sears is a … Read More

NRF SmartBrief

News and trends about the U.S. retail industry

NRF SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Retail Federation

Pittsburgh neighborhoods, shoppers support indie bookstores

5/1/2015

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Independents such as Classic Lines Bookstore are making a go of it in Pittsburgh, after the closure of several Barnes & Noble stores in the area and the 2011 bankruptcy of Borders. While some shoppers… Read More

NRF Global SmartBrief

The best stories about global retail

NRF Global SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Retail Federation

Williams-Sonoma to gain a bigger footprint in Australia

5/1/2015

  • BRW.com.au (Australia)

Williams-Sonoma will expand its presence in Australia with a move into Brisbane's James Street precinct. The US-based home goods retailer and sister brands Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm… Read More

Shop.org SmartBrief

News about digital retail commerce

Shop.org SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Shop.org

PayPal offers money-back protection on digital purchases

5/1/2015

  • Internet Retailer

PayPal now protects customers who buy "intangible" digital goods, such as music, video games and books, under its money-back "global purchase protection" program. PayPal customers have 180 days from p… Read More