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Retail Industry Focus: Southern California Retail’s New Streets

By Andrew Asch | September 22, 2016

Even in a challenging retail market, opportunity knocks for Los Angeles’ shop owners. Entrepreneurs continue to open in the megalopolis’s established retail neighborhoods, but they’re also pioneering newer enclaves.

U.S. Port Traffic to be Uneven for Back-to-School and Holiday

The nation’s ports are expected to see up-and-down import cargo volumes for the rest of the year as retailers gear up for Back-to-School and Holiday sales.

June Business Better Than Expected

For many retailers, there was no June gloom. They did better business than what many Wall Street analysts predicted.

Retailers Increasingly Shifting Over to E-Commerce

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That is becoming the popular mantra of retailers as the industry goes through a revolution, according to Marc Heller, president of CIT Commercial Services, a division of CIT Group Inc. in New York.

Fraser Ross Files Suit Against Attorneys for Malpractice Over Kitson’s Demise

Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty against Los Angeles law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 1.

Belk’s New CEO Has a California Connection

Lisa Harper, who has been named the new chief executive of Belk department stores, starts her new job on July 5. She was most recently the chief executive of Hot Topic Inc.

Retailers Need to Move from Omnichannel 1.0 to Omnichannel 2.0 to Stay Relevant

Retailers scrambling to enter the omni-channel world may already be behind their competitors.

Interim Director Named for Fashion District BID

While the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District searches for a new executive director, the BID’s managing director will step in on an interim basis.

Shop.org Adds to Board, Prepares for Digital Events in California, Texas

Shop.org, the digital retail division of the Washington, D.C.–based National Retail Federation, added five new board members, bringing the board total to 12.

Forever 21 Is Downsizing Its U.K. Retail Footprint

Forever 21, which launched a small fleet of stores in Great Britain six years ago, is taking another look at its retail portfolio after losing millions of dollars.

Barbara Fields Reopening Buying Office

Barbara Fields Buying Office is reopening at the California Market Center.

Brigade LA Moving to LA Live in DTLA

Brigade LA is moving to a new space at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Retail Sales Declines in May, NRF Predicts Father’s Day Uptick

Most large retailers reported sales declines in May, but a recent NRF survey points to increased spending in June.

Rents Keep Rising for Retail Space in Hot Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Stories abound about the death of bricks-and-mortar stores, but retailers in Los Angeles keep setting up outposts and rents keep going up.

The Way We Wore’s Doris Raymond Takes Vintage Online

The Way We Wore’s Doris Raymond Takes Vintage Online

The Way We Wore owner Doris Raymond has launched a new e-commerce site featuring vintage and more recent pieces.

WithMe: Meet the Store of the Future

WithMe: Meet the Store of the Future

On May 26, WithMe took the wraps off its first permanent mall-based store, housed inside Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Calif., where an arsenal of high-tech gadgets is used to make shopping easier for customers and retailing more efficient.