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J.C. Penney removes mobile payment option
News 7 hours ago
J.C. Penney removes mobile payment option

J. C. Penney has quietly stopped accepting a high-profile mobile payment method in its stores and its iOS app. On April 20, the official "Ask...

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Furniture retailer in new sustainability push
News 9 hours ago
Furniture retailer in new sustainability push

City Furniture has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. The retailer's "2040 Green Promise" goal encompasses its stores, warehouses and...

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Sales of private brands surge in mass retail channel
News 10 hours ago
Sales of private brands surge in mass retail channel

Store brands are proving to be a powerful weapon for mass merchandisers, warehouse club stores and dollar stores as they compete against both...

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CSA Exclusive: Electronics, appliances retailer saves green by going green
News 10 hours ago
CSA Exclusive: Electronics, appliances retailer saves green by going green

By reducing its carbon footprint, Abt Electronics saves dollars as well as the environment. Based in Glenview, Illinois, Abt Electronics is a...

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Bed Bath & Beyond co-founders to retire amid activist pressure
News 14 hours ago
Bed Bath & Beyond co-founders to retire amid activist pressure

Bed Bath & Beyond is overhauling its board. The home good chain announced that co-founders and co-chairmen Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein...

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Digitally native brands to open at Southlake Town Square
News 3 days ago
Digitally native brands to open at Southlake Town Square

Three brands that got their start online will open at a Southlake, Texas, mixed-use center late this summer. Specialty eyewear retailer Warby...

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CSA Q&A: Omnichannel success, competing with Amazon require customer connection
News 3 days ago
CSA Q&A: Omnichannel success, competing with Amazon require customer connection

Growth equity investment firm Great Hill Partners has financed a number of successful digital and omnichannel retailers. Chain Store Age recently...

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First Look: Indochino, Kansas City
News 3 days ago
First Look: Indochino, Kansas City

Made-to-measure menswear retailer Indochino continues to expand its U. S. store fleet. The Vancouver-based company, a recipient of Chain Store Age...

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Up Close: Inside Samsung’s high-tech, immersive ‘Experience Store’
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Up Close: Inside Samsung’s high-tech, immersive ‘Experience Store’

Samsung has opened its first mall-based stores, locations that allow customers to get up close and personal with its newest products. The world's...

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Mobile custom footwear retailer leaps into stores with AI
News 3 days ago
Mobile custom footwear retailer leaps into stores with AI

Wiivv is bringing its digitally customized footwear to brick-and-mortar stores with artificial intelligence (AI) technology from Volumental. Wiivv...

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Retail sales strong in March
News 4 days ago
Retail sales strong in March

Consumers were busy in March after weaker-than-expected spending in the prior month. Retail sales rose 1% in March seasonally adjusted from...

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For Shoppers, It’s Not About the Latest and Greatest Retail Technology
News 4 days ago
For Shoppers, It’s Not About the Latest and Greatest Retail Technology

While store closings are still in the news, these stories are juxtaposed with reports of brands opening spectacular, sprawling flagships with...

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Pier 1 weighs store closings
News 5 days ago
Pier 1 weighs store closings

Pier 1 got no relief in its fourth quarter as the chain reported weak results and suggested that it could close up to 15% of its stores if certain...

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Foot Locker to bring new format to New York
News 5 days ago
Foot Locker to bring new format to New York

Foot Locker is thinking big. The athletic footwear and sportswear retailer is bringing its "power store" concept to Manhattan, opening a 25,000-sq....

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Walgreens, Nordstrom turn stores into online delivery hubs
News 5 days ago
Walgreens, Nordstrom turn stores into online delivery hubs

Walgreens and Nordstrom are both implementing the Narvar Concierge online package pickup and return platform. Narvar Concierge enables brick-and...

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Westfield exec joins RCS as managing director
News 5 days ago
Westfield exec joins RCS as managing director

Ed Coury, who amassed decades of experience on both the landlord and tenant side of lease negotiations, has been named managing director of RCS...

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Furniture retailer to expand store footprint in California
News 5 days ago
Furniture retailer to expand store footprint in California

Mathis Brothers Furniture is adding another location in the Golden State. Irvine Company Retail Properties announced that Mathis Brothers Furniture...

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Neiman Marcus acquires stake in one of retail’s fastest-growing sectors
News 5 days ago
Neiman Marcus acquires stake in one of retail’s fastest-growing sectors

The booming resale market has gone mainstream. Neiman Marcus Group said it is acquiring a minority stake in Fashionphile, an online retailer of...

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Crossman adds real estate pro in Alabama
News 5 days ago
Crossman adds real estate pro in Alabama

Looking to expand its reach in Alabama, Crossman & Company has added Montgomery-based Jamie Golomb to its leasing staff. Golomb has specialized in...

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Smart & Final acquired in $1.1 billion deal
News 5 days ago
Smart & Final acquired in $1.1 billion deal

Smart & Final Stores has been acquired and the buyer is the retailer's previous owner. Apollo Global Management said it will acquire Smart & Final...

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Retail expert: UBS store closing misleading, ignores industry trends
News 6 days ago
Retail expert: UBS store closing misleading, ignores industry trends

The recent headline-making report by UBS projecting that retailers must close 75,000 stores by 2026 due to e-commerce is misleading and ignores key...

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Study: Demographic shifts impacting food and beverage operators, real estate
News 6 days ago
Study: Demographic shifts impacting food and beverage operators, real estate

Food-and-beverage operators and the real estate they occupy are in for some significant changes going forward. That's according to a CBRE analysis...

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Mixed-use project to create a new downtown in Parsippany, N.J.
News 1 week ago
Mixed-use project to create a new downtown in Parsippany, N.J.

A new downtown will come to Parsippany, New Jersey, with the debut of The District at 15fifteen, a mixed-use project that will encompass dining,...

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First Look: Inside Duluth Trading’s newest store
News 1 week ago
First Look: Inside Duluth Trading’s newest store

Duluth Trading has entered a new state as it continues to expand. The store, located in Spokane Valley, Wash., is the retailer's 50th location to...

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Tech Viewpoint: Three ‘ghosts’ to exorcise from your stores
News 1 week ago
Tech Viewpoint: Three ‘ghosts’ to exorcise from your stores

Your stores may be haunted - but not by the supernatural. New England supermarket retailer Market Basket recently made national news by publicly...

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Study: Where do consumers use shopping apps?
News 1 week ago
Study: Where do consumers use shopping apps?

A new study reveals the top location for shopping app engagement. According to a new consumer survey from creative portfolio website Visual Objects...

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First Look: Primark opens ‘largest fashion retail store in the world’
News 1 week ago
First Look: Primark opens ‘largest fashion retail store in the world’

Value-focused, brick-and-mortar-only retailer Primark has opened a massive store dedicated to bargain-priced fast-fashion and beauty. It's a one-of...

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Forrester: Retailers still investing in new stores
News 1 week ago
Forrester: Retailers still investing in new stores

With the cost of operating an e-commerce site more costly than ever, retailers clearly see the value of physical stores. That's according to a...

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Walmart in store remodeling mode; details plans for 10 states
News 1 week ago
Walmart in store remodeling mode; details plans for 10 states

Walmart is shifting its focus to remodels as it revamps its brick-and-mortar stores for the digital age. The retail giant recently announced store...

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Study: Retailer spending on AI will reach…
News 1 week ago
Study: Retailer spending on AI will reach…

Retail interest in artificial intelligence (AI) is growing, according to a new study from Juniper Research. According to the study, "AI in Retail:...

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