ICSC on 2015 holiday season: Physical stores drove sales with 91 percent of consumers choosing brick and mortar retailers this season

Holiday shoppers spent a total of $754 this holiday season; 73 percent spent the same or more than last year. Thirty-two percent of shoppers utilized click and collect, making the purchase online, but picking it up in a physical store. 76 percent bought additional items in the same or an adjacent store. NEW YORK, 2016-Jan-18 […]

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote New York National Deal Making Conference

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote #NYnDM, which is marking its return Dec. 7 and 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. NEW YORK, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is gearing up for the annual New York National Deal Making Conference, which will be held Dec. 7 […]

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2015 Holiday Guide released on The Center of Shopping’s website

All the latest holiday data and findings one click away. NEW YORK, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — How much money are shoppers spending this holiday season? On Black Friday? Super Saturday? Do shopping centers prefer to hire Santas with real beards or will costume accessories suffice? How are omnichannel and technology trends influencing holiday […]

ICSC: 7 in 10 Kentuckians support federal legislation that requires online-only sellers to collect sales tax at the time of purchase

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Federal Legislation in the Bluegrass State WASHINGTON, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of a Kentucky-specific poll that shows that roughly seven in ten Kentucky voters support federal legislation that requires online-only sellers to collect sales tax at […]

ICSC: 71 percent of Americans plan to stock up on holiday gifts over Thanksgiving weekend

More than 7 in 10 Americans (71 percent) plan to stock up on holiday gifts and merchandise over Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday-Sunday), according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Black Friday Shopping Study. One in three Americans (32 percent) plan to shop in-store on “Cyber Monday.” Hot toys include LEGO dimensions starter pack, Paw […]

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) completes integration of SPREE Canada

Specialty retail conference to be held at major shopping center convention Oct. 5-7 in Toronto NEW YORK, 2015-9-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is excited to announce the complete integration of SPREE Canada, the only Canadian show for the cart, kiosk and specialty retail industry, into the Canadian Convention […]

ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making conference: Florida’s retail engine is roaring

New York, NY, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week’s ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making conference in Orlando shines the spotlight on a sizzling state that’s lately ascended to the nation’s third heaviest populated and its second most-active retail-development hub behind only Texas. ###

MetaProp NYC, ICSC sign new partnership and announced the initial 2015/2016 startups for inaugural class

Rentalutions, Radiator Labs, Social Sign.in, Notion and Optii Solutions named first 2015 cohort participants at event in ICSC’s Manhattan headquarters NEW YORK, 2015-8-27— /EPR Retail News/ — MetaProp NYC, the New York real estate technology accelerator, signed an agreement with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and announced its initial 2015/2016 cohort participants at an invitation only event with […]

Deloitte LLP’s vice chairman Thomas (Tom) McGee to become ICSC’s new president and CEO

NEW YORK, NY, 2015-8-27— /EPR Retail News/ — ICSC has chosen Thomas (Tom) McGee, vice chairman at Deloitte LLP, the world’s largest professional services organization, to be its new president and CEO. McGee, whose appointment will begin Sept. 21, comes with considerable experience in a complex, global organization. Deloitte, a network with member firms in more […]

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) integrated SPREE Meetup into its annual Western Conference

Specialty retail program to be integrated into highly attended Western Conference in San Diego on Sept. 17  NEW YORK, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has integrated SPREE Meetup, a dynamic program dedicated to the cart, kiosk and specialty retail industry, into its annual Western Conference, providing regional specialty retailers […]

ICSC Survey: 83% of consumers still prefer physical stores for Back-to-School shopping

83% of BTS Purchases Will Involve Physical Stores NEW YORK, 2015-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Back-to-School (BTS) season is officially underway in the United States, and more than one-third (34%) of consumers have already begun shopping, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) BTS Consumer Spending Survey. Consumers still prefer physical stores […]

ICSC and USC Lusk Center for Real Estate announce the second annual University of Shopping Centers West, Oct. 25–27 at the University of Southern California

Prestigious Industry Opportunity Returns to West Coast NEW YORK, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), in collaboration with the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, is pleased to announce the second annual University of Shopping Centers West, the premier educational program serving the retail real estate and shopping center […]

ICSC partners with shopper location analytics company Path Intelligence

Path Aims to Optimize Shopping Centers by Combining Big Data and Shopper Location Analytics NEW YORK, 2015-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has signed a global sponsorship agreement with shopper location analytics company Path Intelligence. This exciting agreement fuses ICSC’s established and extensive network and resources with Path Intelligence’s […]

ICSC: 76% of the Valentine’s Day shoppers plan to buy their items in-stores while 60% of online buyers will pick them up in-stores

76% will purchase items in-stores, while nearly 60% of online shoppers will pick up their items in-stores NEW YORK, 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Valentine’s Day upon us, consumers are busy shopping for loved ones. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), this holiday, 33% of adults in the U.S. plan to […]

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. President Stephen D. Lebovitz nominated for ICSC Chairmanship

New York, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced today that Stephen D. Lebovitz, president and CEO of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., has been selected by ICSC’s Board of Trustees nominating committee to serve as the association’s chairman for the 2015–2016 term.  If, as expected, Lebovitz is elected […]

Retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs and ICSC released new research ranking Europe’s towns and cities in terms of retail spend

London, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have released new research today ranking Europe’s towns and cities in terms of retail spend. Europe’s top three are London’s West End with a retail spend in 2013 of almost £8.5 billion, Paris at £7.7 billion […]

ICSC Research: Shopping centers performing well even as they undergo profound evolution

NEW YORK, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ —  Shopping centers are performing well even as they undergo a profound evolution, according to a report by ICSC Research. “The shopping center industry is currently vibrant and healthy,” writes Michael P. Kercheval, ICSC’s president and CEO, in the introduction to Shopping Centers: America’s First and Foremost Marketplace. “We believe […]

ICSC forecasts 4.0% increase in sales during the November-December U.S. holiday shopping period

Positive Economic Trends Point Toward Improved Consumer Spending NEW YORK, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Positive economic signals point to a stronger holiday shopping season as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) forecasts a 4.0% increase in sales during the November-December holiday shopping period, the strongest gain in three years. Total holiday shopping sales at […]

ICSC President and CEO Michael P. Kercheval announced plans to retire in January 2016

ICSC President and CEO Michael P. Kercheval has announced he will retire in 2016. New York,  2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — Kercheval, who will be 60 upon his planned retirement in January 2016, has headed ICSC for 13 years, a period that has seen the organization expand dramatically from about 40,000 in 2001 to some […]

ICSC Halloween Consumer Spending Survey: Average household plans to spend $125 this year on Halloween-related items

NEW YORK, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Halloween is anticipated to continue to drive consumers to spend, with nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households planning to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. The total for Halloween-related spending is expected to be approximately $11.3 billion […]