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Shoppers getting jump-start on back-to-school purchases

...high gear.About 37 percent of consumers have started purchasing school supplies, according to an International Council of Shopping Centers consumer tracking survey.The ICSC survey further found that though 73 percent of shoppers will conduct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-25/shoppers-ge
Search for Port Royal tenant begins anew

...consultant contracted by the DDA to bring retail downtown, planned to market the property this week at the International Council of Shopping Centers show in Las Vegas, Margaret Woodard said."It's a great location," she said. "It's on our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-05-21/search-port
Augusta medical billing company moving to North Augusta

...consultant contracted by the DDA to bring retail downtown, is marketing the property next month at the International Council of Shopping Centers show in Las Vegas, Woodard said. The space in Port Royal's high-rise building has been vacant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-24/augusta-medical-billing-co
Consultant recruiting potential businesses for downtown Augusta

...core and recruiting potential retailers at shows.Retail Strategies LLC has been talking up Augusta at International Council of Shopping Center shows in Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta and Orlando, which has produced a "lengthy" list of retail prospects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-19/consultant-recruiting-pote
Consumers' big purchases lift hopes for US economy

WASHINGTON - Ameri­cans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-12/consumers-big-purchases-li
Shutdown squeezed corners of US economy

...weekly chain store sales fell 0.7 percent last week, the second drop in a row, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.History also suggests that consumers will bounce back quickly. Economist Joseph LaVorgna of Deutsche...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-17/shutdown-squeezed-corners-
Sluggish sales numbers raise economic worries

...Perkins said. That would slow production at manufacturers.Michael P. Niemira, chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers, expects total sales for the back-to-school season to grow 3.1 percent from last year to $42...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-15/sluggish-sales-numbers-rai
AP survey: US income inequality slows growth

...improvement, the more likely it will be sustained," said Michael Niemira, the chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers.A wide gap in pay limits the ability of poorer and middle-income Americans to improve their living...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-17/ap-survey-us-income-inequa
Thanksgiving Day shoppers jockey for savings

Shoppers cut Thanksgiving meals short Thursday to line up in front of retail stores and score Black Friday deals that have begun earlier than ever.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-28/thanksgiving-day-shoppers-
Business news

...revenue at stores opened at least a year rose 3.6 percent, according to a tally of 10 retailers by the International Council of Shopping Centers. That's up from July's 3.5 percent gain, but below the 6 percent gain in August 2012.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-05/business-news