Industry Headlines: July 23, 2015

Mall of Africa: A new shopping experience: The R5 billion project will be the largest mall built in South Africa in a single phase. (Mail & Guardian)

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Online Game Promotes Guilt-Free Decadence: The digital campaign is sure to whet your appetite. (Tactics Online)

Is Deep Linking The New Digital Marketing Battleground?: Mobile search gets a little more complicated with iOS 9. (Marketing Land)

#BackToSchool: Infographic: The BTS season, by the numbers. (The Center of Shopping)

Despite Crisis, Moscow Beats Out Paris as Europe’s Largest Shopping Center Market: Moscow has become the European capital with the most shopping center space, but that may be a matter for concern as the economy suffers. (The Moscow Times)

intu Launches Tour to Protect Backyard Birds: It may be the start of a new tradition, much like the Elephant Parade. (Tactics Online)

Customer loyalty in a pricing war: In a time of deep discounts, where does loyalty fit in? (Inside Retail)

Brisbane’s biggest landlord ‘welcomes’ new casino’s retail: Casinos may not be natural competition for shopping centers, but this one will be. (Financial Review)

Designer brands for children: China becomes a major market for infant and child luxury. (China Daily)

NRF cuts retail sales forecast: After a slow first half, the organization tweaks its forecasts downward. (Retailing Today)

Back-to-School Season Heats Up Summer As Advertising Creeps Earlier: We’re already well into the advertising blitz. Is your mall prepared? (Wall Street Journal)

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Industry Headlines: July 16, 2015

The End of Boys and Girls: These Companies Are Going to Change How Kids Dress: After stores like Toys’R’Us go gender neutral, clothing brands are following suit. (Business of Fashion)

Avaricum Now Open in the Heart of Bourges: Development an example of the viable convergence of urban, architectural, commercial, and environmental interests. (Tactics Online)

Australia ‘target destination’ for global retailers: The Arcadis Retail Operation Index puts the country as 11th on the global scale. (Inside Retail)

Target Welcomes Breastfeeding Moms in Any Area of the Store: The retailer is getting a lot of good buzz for its family-friendly policy. (Racked)

Scarred by Islamist attacks, Kenya set to re-open Westgate mall: Two years after the horrifying attack, the mall is almost ready to re-emerge.

Bal Harbour Shops Pitches a Major Upgrade: Whitman Family Development lays out a promising plan in advance of a public vote to decide the project’s fate. (Tactics Online)

Vancouver Airport Outlet Mall sees record breaking 160,000 visitors on opening weekend: Airports are getting to be more like malls, but the two can also work in tandem. (Vancity Buzz)

Parents May Keep Purse Strings Tight on School Supplies: An NRF survey suggests that spending will be down by about $40 per family. (Bloomberg)

Case Study: Sweet success as PR out-performs ads for Jolly Rancher in China: A/B testing found social and guerrilla efforts produced better ROI than television ads. (PR Week)

Brazil retail sales shine light on economy’s decline: The numbers are bad, particularly year over year. (Financial Times)

Black Friday… in July? Target, Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy compete with summer sales: If this year’s Prime Day goes well, by next summer it may be everywhere. (Oregon Live)

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