Retailers have the ability to scan your face digitally, and use that identification to offer you special prices or even recognize you as a prior shoplifter. But should they use it? Should they get your permission first?
Non-anchor retail occupancy for the mall declined from 90.5 percent in 2013 to 89.5 percent last year, while profit and revenue climbed, Simon Property Group Inc. said in an annual operating report to the city.
Target Corp. has agreed to sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health Corp. for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their health care reputations.
The retail sales report also raises the possibility that nasty winter weather can't entirely explain the recent lackluster consumer spending in prior months, since the anticipated spring rebound has not materialized.
Since early March, when city officials announced plans to establish the moratorium in commercial areas adjacent to neighborhoods, the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement has received 18 applications to build at locations that would be subject to the ban.