Category Archives: Retail

Do Consumers Know Something That Businesses Don’t?


Consumer and business confidence measures are heading in opposite directions. Consumers are feeling more upbeat just in time for the holiday shopping season according to the latest release from the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey. But business confidence as … Continue reading

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PUBLIX-ANCHORED RETAIL CENTER SELLS FOR $20.4M IN ATLANTA AREA


ROSWELL, GA. — The 81,159-square-foot, Publix-anchored Village Walk, located at 270 Rucker Rd. in Roswell, has sold for $20.4 million. The retail center was built in 2005 and redeveloped three years ago. It was 95.3 percent occupied at the time … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Insight :: Retail Sales Strong But Deceptive


At first glance, the August report on retail sales from the Census Bureau looks solid with sales rising by a robust 0.9%, the best performance since February. But the top-line number is deceptive because it was driven by robust sales … Continue reading

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Private Equity Firm Sycamore Partners Raises Offer for Talbots


HINGHAM, Mass. — Talbots said it has received a raised takeover offer of $214.6 million from private equity firm Sycamore Partners. The company also said it entered an exclusivity agreement with Sycamore, which will end on May 15. Talbots said … Continue reading

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Barneys New York Under New Ownership


Barneys New York Reaches Agreement To Reduce Debt By More Than $500 Million Significantly Increases Financial Flexibility to Accelerate Investment in the Business Across All ChannelsBenefits Customers, Vendors and Employees NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Barneys New York … Continue reading

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Zoës Kitchen plans four new stores in Atlanta


By Amy Wenk A chain of Mediterranean-style restaurants looks to expand in metro Atlanta this year. Fast-casual concept Zoës Kitchen should open four new locations in 2012, according to an announcement. The Birmingham, Ala.-based restaurant group currently has three locations … Continue reading

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Betsey Johnson Declares Bankruptcy


By Hannah Elliott Betsey Johnson LLC has filed for bankruptcy protection. The filing will likely result in the dismissal of 350 employees and the closure of most of the brand’s 63 stores. It listed “severe liquidity problems” and $4.1 million … Continue reading

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