Challenging Times

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Overview

After a wave of store closings and bankruptcies, and as the industry gathers for the ICSC convention in Las Vegas, landlords in the U.S. and abroad no longer have the upper hand over retailers.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Marketing and Promotion

Sharper Spending

More consumers in the U.S. are planning cuts in discretionary spending in the next 12 months than the consumers in eight other regions worldwide.

clock May 4, 2009Valerie Seckler

Natalie Chu

Retail

Spending Habits Evolving in Texas

Even Dallas socialites are finding ways to trim spending.

clock May 4, 2009Holly Haber

New architecture juxtaposed against traditional Meatpacking buildings is reshaping the area.

Real Estate

The Meatpacking District Rises Again

The Meatpacking District continues to be in demand with the rise of The Standard Hotel, as well as a burst of new fashion boutiques.

clock May 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

European commercial retail has seen declines, and many developers are scaling back plans to open more shopping centers.

Real Estate

European Developers Scale Back

Economy sees projects delayed.

clock May 4, 2009WWD Staff

Ao’s retailers hope to buck Japan’s ailing economy.

Real Estate

Ao Building Brings Twist to Aoyama

Development hopes to buck economy

clock May 4, 2009Amanda Kaiser

The Somerset Collection luxury center staged a mass pep rally for the Michigan State basketball team which made the NCAA Championship.

Real Estate

ICSC Gathers in Tough Times

Smaller convention seen

clock May 4, 2009David Moin

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Atmosphere

Business

Tiffany Profits Gain, but Comps Slide

clock 4hEvan Clark

Social Studies