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January 25, 2013

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  • Forest City's David LaRue nominated as ICSC chairman
    David J. LaRue, president and CEO of Forest City Enterprises, has been nominated to serve as ICSC's chairman for the 2013–14 term. LaRue has been an active ICSC member for nearly 20 years. He succeeded Charles A. Ratner as head of Forest City in June 2011. SCT Newswire (1/24) Email this Story
  Industry Tracker 
  • Leesburg retail owner seeks zoning change
    Owners of the Exeter shopping center in Leesburg, Va., are pushing to change zoning regulations to allow for additional uses. The 40,000-square-foot center is currently zoned as Planned Residential. The owner would like to change the zoning to be able to lease to a restaurant or gym. Leesburg Today (Va.) (1/22) Email this Story
  Retail News 
  • Dollar General to add 11,000th store in 2013
    Dollar General, which already has more stores than any other U.S. retailer, will add 635 locations and pass the 11,000-store mark later this year, the company said. The discount retailer expects to add about 6,000 new jobs, bringing the total number of positions created in the past six years to 30,000. The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (1/24) Email this Story
  • Club store opportunities not yet tapped
    Executives at consumer packaged goods companies believe club stores like Costco and Sam's Club will gain market share in the coming years, yet they have not developed strategies for capturing that growth, a Deloitte study finds. “A number of these companies are still trying to throw things at the wall and see what sticks," said Rich Nanda, a principal in Deloitte’s consumer products practice. "And the batting average with that approach is pretty low.” MediaPost Communications (1/23) Email this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • 17 ways to crush your next meeting
    Before your next meeting, research the backgrounds and motivations of the people involved, writes Eli Rubel, the CEO of Glider. During the meeting, take notes and put people at ease by subtly mimicking their body language. Afterward, make sure you follow up. "I don't care if it was the best meeting of your life -- or the worst -- if you don't follow up you've just thrown away 50% of the value of that meeting," Rubel writes. Silicon Florist blog (Oregon) (1/15) Email this Story
  News from ICSC 
  • 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 or contact ICSC's Madison Gross at (646) 728-3461 or Email this Story
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