Tag Archive for big-box

Square Peg, Round Hole

Remember that controversial New York Times story, published earlier this year, reporting  that big-box retailer Target (NYSE: TGT) had refined its data-mining and analytics to the point that it could predict pregnancies among its female customers? Scary! people said, and…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for April 7 – 13: – Washington, D.C.-based alternatives manager Carlyle Group prepares for an IPO, which Reuters predicts could fetch as much as $800 million. The initial public offering would bring 10% of its management company to…

Thinking Outside the Big-Box

For years now, the U.S. economy has seen an ongoing struggle between traditional retail stores and their nimbler, lower-overhead online counterparts. Last week, retail property giant Simon Properties (NYSE: SPG) made news by suing the state of Indiana over a…