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August 25, 2014

The president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Sandy Kennedy, has sent a letter to the heads of the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union urging them to remain focused on securing a new, long-term contract in the immediate future to ensure stability at the west coast ports.

July 9, 2014

Uncertainty at the West Coast ports has caused a rush of activity, according to a monthly tracking service.

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 2, 2014

According to Forrester Research, weather is the leading cause of business disruptions. From commodity demands and supply chain interruptions to community assistance, retailers know the power that severe weather has over their economic profits and losses.

June 27, 2014

With the deadline to resolve the union contract negotiations at West Coast closing in, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) on Friday said that undertaking essential measures to avoid work stoppage and preserve reliable channels for retail supply chains should be the top priority.

June 6, 2014

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to increase 7.5% in June as retailers bring unusually high quantities of merchandise into the country early to avoid any potential disruptions after the labor contract with West Coast dockworkers expires.

May 27, 2014

I indulged in a shopping center grand opening on May 22 – and I’m glad I did.

May 7, 2014

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.5% in May as negotiators prepare to begin talks on a new contract for West Coast dockworkers, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

March 4, 2014

As a category of shopping center, open-air centers have been evolving ever since the days they were called lifestyle centers. New categories of tenants have evolved, along with new ways of creating compelling tenant mixes and environments. We asked three open-air owners to tell us about current and possible future directions that evolution may take. 

The companies are San Diego-based American Assets Trust; Irvine Co. Retail Properties in Irvine, Calif.; and Columbus, Ohio-based Glimcher Realty Trust. Here’s what they had to say.

November 18, 2013

Lane Bryant has opened three new stores, two in the south and one on the west coast.

August 21, 2013

Lumber Liquidators announced the next phase in its multi-year supply chain optimization initiative with the planned construction of a new distribution center in Henrico County, Va., and the leasing of a new West Coast distribution center in Pomona, Calif.

May 28, 2013

At nearly 25,000 sq. ft. and with 40-ft. ceilings, the Topshop flagship at the Grove, an open-air center in Los Angeles, is big and bold, with touches of whimsy evident throughout the space.

April 18, 2013

Combined Properties announced that Scott Kend has joined the company as senior director of development & acquisitions, charged with leading Combined's efforts to acquire new value-add retail shopping centers and mixed-use development projects on the West Coast.

February 19, 2013

PGA Tour Superstore will open its second store on the West Coast, a 50,000-sq.ft, location in Irvine, Calif., later this year.

February 11, 2013

A report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates estimated that retail imports will increase 8.5% in February, after a contract deal between the East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers is finalized.

January 21, 2013

Sandwich chain Togo's Eateries Inc. announced it is in development on 30 new Togo’s units, as the company executed as many franchise agreements in 2012 in order to add to its West Coast presence.

December 18, 2012

PGA Tour Superstore announced that its first store on the West Coast will be in East Palo Alto, Calif., and is slated to open spring 2013.

November 30, 2012

Walgreens on Saturday officially opened its 8,000th store nationwide and its first flagship on the West Coast.

October 16, 2012

Uniqlo has made its West Coast, opening a three-story, 29,000-sq.-ft. flagship in San Francisco.

October 4, 2012

Uniqlo will open its first store on the West Coast, in San Francisco, on Oct. 5.

September 10, 2012

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.5% in September compared with the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

August 30, 2012

Uniqlo announced today that it will open its first West Coast flagship store, in San Francisco’s Union Square, on Oct. 5.

August 20, 2012

The West Coast is getting its first taste of Uniqlo. The Japanese apparel powerhouse has opened a tech-inspired pop-up store, on Post Street in San Francisco.

May 16, 2012

Dylan's Candy Bar will open its first West Coast location in Los Angeles, this summer. The 2,500-sq.-ft. store will be located in a historic landmark: the Original Farmers Market on the corner of Third and Fairfax.

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