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International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is forecasting overall year-over-year growth of 3.3 percent in retail sales this holiday season (November to December). That pace would be significantly ahead of the average ten-year holiday sales growth of 1.8 percent and slightly ahead of the current...

Shoe Carnival, Inc. appointed Jeff Fink as senior vice president real estate, effective today. Fink will oversee the company’s store site selection and lease administration functions. “We believe Shoe Carnival has a tremendous opportunity to further grow our family footwear store base and we are...

Stadium Goods unveiled stadiumgoods.com, an e-commerce site for sneaker enthusiasts, as well as the opening of stores in downtown Manhattan for buyers and sellers. Stadium Goods is the brainchild of co-founders John McPheters and Jed Stiller, who have backgrounds in e-commerce, venture capital and hospitality....

The National Retail Federation said it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase a solid 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent. Holiday sales in 2015 are expected to represent...

Negotiations for the sweeping trade agreement, which ties together 40 percent of the world’s economy, wrapped up overnight in Atlanta, where member nations including Vietnam, Mexico, Japan and Canada have been in marathon talks for the past five days trying to finalize the loose ends....