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January 18, 2013

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  • Sears Canada signs private-label fashion, footwear deals
    Sears Canada has signed Buffalo International to design and produce its entire private-label Nevada fashion line for men and women, and sealed a separate deal with The Aldo Group to create three footwear brands, the retailer said Thursday. "We are continuing to implement our strategy of working with successful designers and organizations that can provide immediate credibility and continuity to our brands and services," said CEO Calvin McDonald. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (1/17) Email this Story
  • High-end retailers feed demand for personalization
    A Nordstrom store in White Plains, N.Y., featured lingerie personalized with monograms and messages last month, catering to the growing trend of luxury shoppers looking to put their own stamp on products from throw pillows to panties. "There is a new kind of importance placed on self-expression and on items that are made just to be identified with an owner," said luxury consultant Robert Burke. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/16) Email this Story
  • How in-store tech tools can combat showrooming
    Savvy brick-and-mortar merchants are working to reverse the effects of showrooming, arming associates with iPads and other mobile tools to keep customers coming back, said panelists at Retail's BIG Show this week. "You should bring technology into the store, instead of having the consumer go home and use their own technology," said Macy's director of consumer insights and strategy Cheryl Berinato. Luxury Daily (1/16) Email this Story
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  • ICSC University of Shopping Centers
    The ICSC University of Shopping Centers is the most complete retail real estate educational program available. Held on the campus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia March 4 to 6, 2013, this is the largest annual educational event offered by the ICSC. A distinguished faculty of over 80 industry leaders and experienced practitioners, including a cadre of distinguished Wharton School Professors. Courses in three levels of study: Executive, Advanced, and Fundamental. Numerous networking opportunities. Sixty courses in subjects including Asset Management, Property Management; General Studies; Marketing; Leasing; Development, Design and Construction; Law; Finance; Retailing. Real-world examples and practical solutions make this a must-attend event.

    Participants can personalize their University experience. Attend as few as one class or as many as six. Attend any six courses for as little as $140 per class. For more information, go to www.icsc.org/2013UV or contact ICSC's Madison Gross at (646) 728-3461 or mgross@icsc.org. Email this Story
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