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Froma Harrop: Downtown retail bucks dying-mall trend

Wausau, Wisconsin, for example, has not one vacant storefront in the entire downtown shopping area. The Wall Street Journal singled out Wausau as an important case study because it is …


This holiday season, mom-and-pop shops threaten the mall

More bad news for America’s shopping malls: Consumers are shopping closer to home. And increasingly, home is not where the malls are.


Alexandra Petri: ‘I am a millennial … I am sorry’

I cannot look you in the face and say what I have done, because I have slain face-to-face interactions, too.


Macy’s CEO vows to keep shoppers’ attention as malls fade

Macy’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gennette is optimistic about the future of the largest department-store chain, even if it doesn’t look much like the store R.H. Macy imagined.


Retail woes drag takeover premiums to lowest level since 2008

The retail trends that are keeping U.S. shoppers away from malls are also putting a damper on deal-making. The number of mergers involving apparel, shoes and jewelry dropped 12 percent …


Stores closing at a record pace as e-commerce chews up retailers

The rapid descent of so many retailers has left shopping malls with hundreds of slots to fill, and the pain could be just beginning. More than 10 percent of U.S. …


Retail malaise puts pressure on chains to shutter more stores

Reeling from a shaky holiday season and slowing mall traffic, U.S. retailers are facing increasing pressure to close stores as more of their business migrates to the internet.


Mayhem continues as 200 teens crash Philadelphia mall for Snapchat-planned brawl, officials say

The mayhem that has rippled through malls in more than a dozen states continued Tuesday evening, when about 200 rowdy teenagers showed up en masse at a Philadelphia mall in …


Mall of America bucks trend by closing on Thanksgiving

Bucking the trend in recent years of Black Friday shopping encroaching into Thanksgiving, the nation’s biggest mall has decided not to open on the holiday this year


Malls get creative in their attempts to win back customers

Nationwide, older malls are trying to reinvent themselves – either by spending millions of dollars on extensive renovations or knocking down buildings and starting over. Increasingly, malls across the U.S. …


University City Mall demolition underway

If you grew up in the Spokane Valley in the 1970s and 1980s, chances are you sat on Santa’s lap at University City Mall. And maybe you got to buy …


Finding new ways to draw customers is changing how malls look and operate

Friday night can be a bit quiet inside Silver Lake Mall, with a trickle of shoppers walking the beat between anchor stores. But down the west corridor near Sears, a …


U.S. shoppers crowd malls all night long

Bargain shoppers, braving rain or frigid weather, crowded the nation’s stores and malls in the wee hours of the night to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys …


Mall giant makes bid for General Growth

LOS ANGELES — Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest shopping mall owner, made a $10 billion hostile bid today to acquire ailing rival General Growth Properties.