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L.A. Drops in Retail-Real-Estate Investment Index

By Andrew Asch | March 14, 2019

Los Angeles County commands global attention for its entertainment glitz, health-conscious lifestyles and bustling malls, but its ranking for retail-real-estate investment dropped in the recently released 2019 forecast from influential commercial-real-estate brokerage Marcus & Millichap.

Guess? Inc. Reports Solid Earnings for Fiscal 2019

Guess? Inc. has been undergoing a lot of executive changes this year, but that didn’t hamper its bottom line.

New Shared Workspace Going to The Bloc in DTLA

For those who like to be able to shop in the same space where they work, then a new co-workspace at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles might just be the place.

Retailers Find Soft Sales in February

February sales were soft for retailers including Zumiez Inc., The Buckle Inc. and Cato Corp.

How Retailers Can Navigate the Changing Social-Media Scene

Fashion trends come and go, and the way to communicate with customers has been turned upside down.

Statewide Fur Ban Introduced in California Legislature

A growing number of California cities have passed ordinances banning the sale and manufacture of new fur garments. Now the state of California is getting involved.

Gap Inc. Acquires Janie and Jack Stores

One week after Gap Inc. said it would be splitting into two separate, publicly traded companies, the company announced it had purchased the Janie and Jack retail chain from children’s retailer Gymboree Group Inc. for $35 million.

After Bankruptcy Filing, Charlotte Russe Is Closing All Stores

After a 44-year run, young women’s clothier Charlotte Russe is going out of business with a liquidation sale starting March 7 at all its stores.

A Weekly Farmers’ Market Comes to the California Market Center

A Weekly Farmers’ Market Comes to the California Market Center

Tables stacked with carrots and celery. Bushel baskets filled with Cara Cara oranges and tangelos. A sea of strawberries packaged in white cartons.

Private Label Is Lending a Helping Hand to Retailers’ Business

Private Label Is Lending a Helping Hand to Retailers’ Business

If you want to buy a pair of Levi’s jeans, it’s not too hard to find a store that carries them.

Gap Inc. to Split Into Two Separate Publicly Traded Companies

Old Navy to become a separate company from the rest of Gap Inc.'s brands.

Barbara Fields Buying Office to Leave Downtown L.A.

Barbara Fields Buying Office to Leave Downtown L.A.

Since 1984, the Barbara Fields Buying Office has been putting together trend forecasts on juniors and contemporary clothing from an office in the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Analysts Scratch Their Heads About the Missed Holiday Sales Forecast

Experts were wondering how the National Retail Federation could have been so wrong about its holiday sales forecast in late 2018.

Charlotte Russe Looking for an Angel to Buy the Retail Chain

Charlotte Russe is available to the highest bidder.

Holiday Sales Miss Earlier Forecast

Holiday sales in 2018 were a bit of a disappointment.

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