Walmart, Google team up on a collaborative shopping vision

In a quest clearly aimed at beating Amazon, Walmart will sell its products via Google’s online mall, Google Express, in a partnership aimed at offering a new shopping experience. It is the first time Walmart products will be sold outside...

Simon deploys interactive mapping to boost customer experience

Retail real estate giant Simon has deployed digital interactive mall maps on all its websites in a quest to help shoppers easily navigate the company's retail locations. The maps also include a services directory and a list of amenities available...

Mall of America prepping new retail concept for debut this month

The Mall of America will be home to a brand new, permanent retail concept, called Debut, come November 16. The concept, to be located in the new north end of the mall features nine brands to start. Debut is a 2,500-square-foot collection of shop in shops, according to a release.

Amazon opens yet another brick-and-mortar bookstore

Portland, Oregon is the latest home for a brick-and-mortar Amazon bookstore. The store, to be located in Tigard at Washington Square mall, should open this fall. It's the third retail location.

Saks Fifth Avenue opens revamped Houston store

Saks Fifth Avenue opens revamped Houston store

Saks Fifth Avenue's Houston location is bigger than the first store established in the city, and gives greater focus on beauty and fragrance products. The store's relocation in The Galleria in Houston was designed in partnership with CBX and boasts...

Amazon plans to open hundreds of bookstores, claims mall operator

Amazon plans to open hundreds of bookstores, claims mall operator

The top U.S. e-commerce player is supposedly looking to take a deep dive in the brick-and-mortar environment.

Survey: Local shopping centers big draw for last-minute holiday purchases

With just two weeks til the big holiday, a new report reveals retail consumers will be hitting local shopping centers to finish last-minute gift-buying and holiday festivity essentials.

Signorelli Company breaks ground on Valley Ranch Town Center

Signorelli Company breaks ground on Valley Ranch Town Center

Valley Ranch Town Center will be the largest retail project in the Houston area with 1.8 million square feet of shopping.

Retailers worldwide lose $1.75 trillion

IHL Group reports retailers worldwide lose $1.75 trillion annually due to the cost of overstocks, out-of-stocks and returns.

RMG completes reverse merger, goes public

Reach Media Group Holdings Inc. a digital signage media and technology company, has completed a reverse merger with SCG Financial Acquisition Corp.

UK mall hangs 'largest LCD video wall in Europe'

Scala Inc. today announced the installation of more than 350 digital signage screens at Britain's third-largest shopping center, Westfield Stratford City.

Malls to offer VIP perks to lure more Black Friday shoppers

Black Friday shoppers at certain malls will get the VIP treatment as more retail establishments seek to offer a "white glove" experience to those willing to pay for a reprieve from the shopping day’s typical madness. According to, malls...

Brad Pitt's Chanel ad garners criticism, parodies

A Chanel No. 5 ad featuring Brad Pitt has divided the globe, according to an article on

The Dubai Mall completes upgrade of wayfinding kiosks to iMap 2.0

Advanced Interactive Media Solutions recently finished the installation of iMap 2, the latest version of the company's interactive wayfinding and mapping system, in The Dubai Mall. According to an article on, the installation completes the upgrade from iMap 1,...

Is JC Penney's CEO to blame for the retailer's troubles?

JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson has been taking a lot of heat in recent months after struggling to increase profits at the 110-year-old department store. According to an article on, JCP has seen a 33 percent drop in share...

South Korean shopping mall implements facial recognition at kiosks

South Korea is paving the way for retail use of facial-recognition technology, according to an article on The International Finance Center Mall in Seoul has transformed its 26 information kiosks into LCD touchscreens with cameras and motion detectors. When...

DOOH network goes pink for the cure

An array of Estee Lauder products are being featured this month on the Adspace Digital Mall Network to promote "pink," according to a company announcement. Brands such as Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Smashbox, Coach and Lab Series are among...

Survey says 60 percent of factory outlet shoppers are "cross shoppers"

Due to increased interest recently in the factory outlet segment of the industry, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) have expanded their consumer tracking of factory outlet shoppers. The weekly tracking survey suggests that about...

PlaceWise expands Shoptopia launch to include Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is the next shopping center developer and operator to join Forest City Enterprises in the launch of the Shoptopia Network, PlaceWise Media has announced. The Shoptopia Network is the first media platform to integrate the physical and digital...

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