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March 18, 2013

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  Retail News 
 
  • Luxury retailers face lack of space in India
    India was on track to surpass China as the world's fastest-growing luxury brand market last fall, with growth forecast at 22% for each of the next five years, according to Euromonitor. One potential stumbling block: a serious shortage of premium retail space. "If luxury sector growth in India has to escalate, it has to look beyond same-store sales and set up new stores at the right places. That’s how it grew in China," said Reliance Brands CEO Darshan Mehta. LiveMint.com/The Wall Street Journal (India) (3/17) Email this Story
How To Optimize Profitability In Real Time
In today's digital era, real-time business environments must be flexible to operate at an unpredictable pace, transform profit modeling to a continuous process and collaborate with key employees at the edges of the business.
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  Business Best Practices 
  • The difference between being the boss and being bossy
    While many dream of becoming the "boss," the word itself can create difficulties in the work environment, writes Tim Lambert. "Using it has the psychological effect of driving a certain type of behaviour. ... [W]hat's needed is a reframing of the relationship between a manager and the people they manage: a relationship based on mutual benefit and interdependence, not hierarchy," he writes. Linked 2 Leadership blog (3/12) Email this Story
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  News from ICSC 
  • 2013 ICSC Foundation Annual Gala Dinner
    The ICSC Foundation, the non-profit public charity of ICSC, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner at Bellagio Hotel & Casino May 19, in conjunction with RECon. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment by comedian impressionist Terry Fator, winner of “America’s Got Talent.” Limited seating tickets are available as well as sponsorship opportunities for companies wishing to invite clients to reserved tables. The ICSC Foundation promotes and rewards community support efforts and provides undergraduate, graduate-level and retail real estate practitioner’s educational scholarships. Buy tickets, sponsorships and ads here. Email this Story
  • Matchmaking portal is the perfect blend for franchise companies
    The IFA and the International Council of Shopping Centers have created an online matchmaking portal designed to streamline franchise companies seeking real estate and landlords and brokers looking for retailers to fill open space. The ICSC/IFA Matchmaking Database contains available retail properties by location, size, ownership/management and demographic information. ICSC and IFA members can post all their available properties and space needs for free by using the "Add/Update Space Requirements" or "Add/Update Your Available Space" buttons available at the site. Go online for more details. Email this Story
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