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January 14, 2013

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  • Macy's, a merchant of many channels
    Macy's bucked the slower holiday trends this season, largely because it saw a payoff from its investments in online retail. "The Internet has not only helped Macy's engage and serve new customers, but it has also helped them serve existing customers better," said analyst Liz Dunn. Crain's New York Business (1/13) Email this Story
  • Tallying the true cost of retail theft
    Retailers aren't the only ones hurt by shoplifters and organized retail thieves -- their actions drive up the price of goods for consumers, experts say. "Fighting these self-serving and unethical criminals has been a tedious battle, but we remain resolute in our efforts and our partnerships with law enforcement to combat this growing problem," said NRF's Rich Mellor. Middletown Journal (Ohio) (1/13) Email this Story
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  Business Best Practices 
  • 3 ways to become a better communicator
    Modern technology is great, but sometimes all the tweeting, e-mailing and social networking can get in the way of effective communication, writes Anthony Tjan of Cue Ball. You can address this problem by engaging in face-to-face conversations where appropriate and by creating new content and experiences. "[T]he stakes may feel higher because things are more open than ever for public scrutiny, but for creators with some humility and thick-enough skin, they are also as open as ever for mutual collaboration and positive interactivity," he writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (1/9) Email this Story
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  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 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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