Renee DeGross

Articles by Renee DeGross
Retail Metamorphosis
With Neiman Marcus up for grabs, and speculation that JCPenney and Saks Inc. are in play, experts say it's the beginning of the beginning, calling it
Accounting Change Trips Up Retailers
The chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission threw a curve ball at retailers and restaurants, forcing several to change the way they
LEASED COMMON DENOMINATOR
Who would have thought that people would be standing in line to have an employee at a kiosk write their name on a grain of rice? But that's exactly what's
Moving eBay Offline And Into The Center
Since eBay mushroomed into a retailing phenomenon in the late 1990s, a cottage industry has emerged of middlemen trying to make money on the auction site,
Swoozie's Envisions a Bright Future
Swoozie's: Call it a Hip Hallmark. From the tangerine and fuschia dcor to the whimsical selection of cards and gifts (Hawaiian-themed party wares, for
DESERT STORM
The retail stepchild of the Las Vegas strip is due for a makeover, but is it too late to save Desert Passage? Neighboring rivals Fashion Show Mall and
Food and Drug Retailers Prune Their Portfolios
The recent spate of store closings announced by Eckerd and Winn-Dixie promises to leave shopping center owners scrambling for tenants again. A total of
Inline ECKERDS First To Close?
On the heels of J.C. Penney's $4.5 billion sale of Eckerd to CVS Corp. and Jean Coutu Group's Brook's Pharmacy, questions linger about potential store
GONE WITH THE WINN
Wal-Mart may be preparing to take a bite out of Jacksonville, Fla.-based grocer Winn-Dixie and its trough of Southeastern stores now that the 1,070-unit
PHIPPS FLIPS
Atlanta's Phipps Plaza may once again be the high-end luxury mall it was intended to be. Owner Simon Property Group struck a deal with Nordstrom to fill
BORDERS BEEFS UP HISPANIC MARKETING
Borders Books & Music, like many other retailers, has been tip-toeing into multicultural marketing. But a new store planned in Pico Rivera, Calif. will
PLANNED MAKEOVER DELAYED BY KMART
Kmart was expected to get the green light to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection May 5, but lime green logos aren't necessarily in the retailer's
BIG LOTS MAKES A BIG DEAL ABOUT FURNITURE
People will go in for Cheerios, and come out with a lamp, says Big Lots spokeswoman Keri Lucas, describing the Columbus, Ohio-based closeout retailer's
WH SMITH'S BUMPY RIDE
WH Smith USA Travel Retail, which depends on world-weary travelers for its profits, is struggling. As if code orange wasn't enough, the specter of SARS
Closed Kmart stores could steal tenants from planned projects
With another round of Kmart store closings set to begin soon, shopping center execs are already attempting to digest the impact.Some of Kmart's boxes
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