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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
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
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
Consumers' big purchases lift hopes for US economy

...That's double the 4.7 percent increase in total retail sales.Michael Niemira, chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers, pointed to another factor that could illustrate the growing health of the consumer. Americans plan...

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-
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

...I'm getting a deal on the TV and I don't have to cook, so it worked out."According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, 13 percent of consumers planned to shop on Thanksgiving Day this year while 46 percent said they'd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-28/thanksgiving-day-shoppers-
Retailers are hoping sales get big boost from Santa

...holiday shopping season early with near-weekly door-busters all through November make a dent? The International Council of Shopping Centers reported U.S. chain-store sales posted a gain of 2.1 percent in November compared to last November...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2013-12-06/retailers-a
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
National Retail Federation: Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent this season

...from 2000 to reflect the change.)The federation's forecast also is still more optimistic than the International Council of Shopping Centers, a mall trade group that last week said it predicts a 2.9 percent increase. It's also higher than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-02/national-retail-federation