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July 10, 2014

Hhgregg ranks highest in appliance retailer customer satisfaction, followed by Lowe’s, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Appliance Retailer Satisfaction Study.

July 9, 2014

West Coast shopping center owner/operator Pacific Castle has acquired four Sacramento-area properties for approximately $40 million, signaling an ongoing trend to add to the company’s diversified portfolio.

July 9, 2014

West Coast shopping center owner/operator Pacific Castle has acquired four Sacramento-area properties for approximately $40 million, signaling an ongoing trend to add to the company’s diversified portfolio.

July 9, 2014

The Mansour Group has announced the sale of a 36,000-sq.-ft. Stein Mart building located in La Quinta, California. Sale price was approximately $8 million.

July 9, 2014

Regency Centers announced that Torrance Memorial and Hermosa Beach Fish Shop will open at Plaza Hermosa.

July 3, 2014

Forty-three percent of consumers planning to purchase apparel for the July Fourth holiday will shop at online stores.

July 3, 2014

Safeway Inc. is reportedly seeking bids for purchase of its shopping center development business.

July 2, 2014

dd’s DISCOUNTS, a division of Ross Stores, will open a new store in downtown Portland on June 28th in a former Ross Dress for Less location.

June 27, 2014

The Shops at Mission Viejo, a Simon Property Group property in Mission Viejo, California, has welcomed Kurt Webb as the new general manager.

June 27, 2014

The Shops at Mission Viejo, a Simon Property Group property in Mission Viejo, California, has welcomed Kurt Webb as the new general manager.

June 27, 2014

Rite Aid’s store in Beverly Hills, California, has completed a major remodel that reflects the latest evolution of the drugstore retailer’s “wellness store” format.

June 25, 2014

Whole Foods Market Inc. is being fined about $800,000 for charging excessive prices in California.

June 24, 2014

▲ Data breaches are on the rise: Mounting an attack on retail systems has become increasingly attractive to attackers because malware can be delivered at very low cost, according to Mark Bower, VP product management and solutions, Voltage Security, a Cupertino, California, provider of data-centric encryption and tokenization.

“So it becomes very attractive to attackers to try and steal credit card and personal data they can monetize very quickly,” he added.

June 19, 2014

Macerich is collaborating with HGTV, a home and lifestyle cable network, to create Santa HQ, an interactive holiday experience, at 10 Macerich malls.

June 19, 2014

Macerich is collaborating with HGTV, a home and lifestyle cable network, to create Santa HQ, an interactive holiday experience, at 10 Macerich malls.

June 18, 2014

99¢ Only Stores has signed a lease for the entire 615,000-sq.-ft. Garfield Corporate Center in Commerce, California, in Los Angeles County.

June 17, 2014

@WalmartLabs, the Silicon Valley-based tech R&D and innovation arm of Wal-Mart Stores, has acquired Stylr, a mobile fashion app that helps shoppers finds clothes in nearby stores.

June 16, 2014

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. has completed the acquisition of Fallbrook Shopping Center, located in West Hills, California.

June 16, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged four residents of Northern California with insider trading in Ross Stores stock options based on nonpublic information about monthly sales results leaked by one of the retailer’s employees.

June 13, 2014

99 Cents Only Stores LLC reported net income of $9.57 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, up from $897,000 in the same quarter a year earlier.

June 12, 2014

ed Bath & Beyond has opened a new 23,400-sq.-ft. store at Wildwood Shopping Center in California, Md.

June 12, 2014

La Boulange, the bakery-café chain owned by Starbucks, has opened its first restaurant outside its base of San Francisco, in Los Angeles.

June 10, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts has filed for permits to open its first traditional restaurants in California. The new restaurants are planned for Downey, Long Beach, Modesto, Santa Monica and Whittier.

June 10, 2014

Joel Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Walmart.com., has left the online giant to assume the role of president at Five Below, which targets pre-teens and teens with trendy, extreme-value merchandise priced at $5 and below. Walmart has appointed Fernando Madeira, CEO of Walmart.com's Latin America unit, as the new head of Walmart.com. He will relocate from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to San Bruno, California, where Wal-Mart’s global e-commerce operation is based.

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