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Dec 20, 2013

Blackstone Invests in Edens

The private equity player is expanding its retail portfolio with a $718 million stake in the shopping center owner....More
Dec 18, 2013

Whole Foods Aims for 1,200 Stores Across the U.S.

The upscale grocer plans to grow by about two thirds domestically, partly by opening stores in smaller markets....More
Dec 13, 2013

Simon to Spin Off Strip Centers and Smaller Malls Into Separate REIT

Simon executives believe the move will pave the way for more acquisitions and development opportunities....More
Dec 04, 2013

Westfield to Split Up Australian Holdings from U.S. and U.K. Malls

The move is aimed to help investors choose which of Westfield's many propertiers they want to put money in....More
Nov 19, 2013

Publix Views Timing as Ripe for Center Acquisitions

The chain has intensified its acquisition of grocery-anchored centers....More
Nov 14, 2013

Costco Plans Continental Invasion

Warehouse club Costco plans to expand into France....More
Nov 06, 2013

Blockbuster To Close Remaining Stores

The chain currently operates about 300 stores....More
Nov 06, 2013

Teens Deserting the Mall for Their Smartphones

A Piper Jaffray study found the number of times teens visit malls every year has fallen 30 percent since 2007....More
Oct 24, 2013

Why J.C. Penney Store Closings May Not Be Soon in Coming

For this department store chain, getting rid of underperforming stores won't be so easy....More
Oct 23, 2013

Cerberus Exploring Acquisition of Safeway

Cerberus is reportedly one of a number of private equity players that has expressed interest in the supermarket chain....More
Oct 22, 2013

Images from Sears' Stores: Is This What Giving Up Looks Like?

This collection of photos from the chain's New York and New Jersey stores won't reassure anyone....More
Oct 17, 2013

Uniqlo Opens Pop-Up Store in New York Subway Station

The location may allow Uniqlo to take advantage of adverse weather conditions to drive up sales....More
Oct 16, 2013

Fresh Thyme Supermarket Chain Releases Store Rollout Details

The new grocery concept, described as like Whole Foods with more affordable prices, will open 47 stores over the next six years....More
Oct 10, 2013

Whole Foods to Open in Newark

The upscale supermarket chain continues its strategy of opening in new kinds of markets....More
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Senior associate editor Elaine Misonzhnik has been writing for National Real Estate Investor since June 2006 and has covered commercial real estate for more than 12 years. She first became...
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