Tom McGee, president and ceo of the ICSC, shares insights into the convergence of digital and physical stores.
The yearly confab has grown into a showcase for technology.
Real estate will adapt to new retail uses.
The organization said the “retail renaissance” has prevailed.
Retailers are stepping up efforts due to the tight labor market.
At a quieter than normal ICSC New York Deal-Making, the focus was on how to reinvigorate the mall.
Strong online sales, decent store traffic, extended Black Friday deals and consumer confidence sparked retailing last week.