Shares in Taubman Centers Inc. surged Wednesday, one day after Jonathan Litt, an activist investor known for targeting real estate companies, pushed for the mall owner to cut costs or consider a sale of the company.
Sears Holdings Corp. and Claire’s Stores Inc. are among seven chains at high risk of defaulting within a year as shoppers shift to online merchants and spend more on experiences, according to a Fitch Ratings study.
A consortium led by Indianapolis-based mall giant Simon Property Group Inc. and rival General Growth Properties Inc. has won an auction for the assets of Aeropostale Inc., with a plan to keep open at least 229 of the bankrupt teen retailer's stores.
Without the rescue, it appears the teen fashion retailer’s remaining stores are heading for liquidation, an event that will put about 10,000 people out of work. Aeropostale has five Indianapolis-area stores.
Simon executives told analysts during a conference call Wednesday that the company has added 200 restaurants to its tenant mix in the past five years, 53 of which should open either this year or in 2017.