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Report: Amazon opening new grocery store in Chicago suburb
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Report: Amazon opening new grocery store in Chicago suburb

Amazon is reportedly making good on plans to expand its new brick-and-mortar grocery concept beyond Southern California. According to the Daily...

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Five Below reopens stores; resumes expansion program
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Five Below reopens stores; resumes expansion program

Five Below is not backing down from its aggressive store expansion. The extreme-value tween and teen retailer, which has opened 40 new stores so...

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Analysis: Nordstrom needs to capitalize on, press home its advantages post-pandemic
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Analysis: Nordstrom needs to capitalize on, press home its advantages post-pandemic

Analysis: While Nordstrom performed modestly better than many other department stores over the course of the crisis, the overall gap between it and...

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5Qs for Sandy Sigal on shutdowns, re-opens, and Holiday 2020
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5Qs for Sandy Sigal on shutdowns, re-opens, and Holiday 2020

NewMark Merrill (no relation to that other Newmark) owns and/or manages some 70 outdoor centers in California, Illinois, and Colorado. It has...

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Ulta Beauty slashes store expansion amid dismal Q1
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Ulta Beauty slashes store expansion amid dismal Q1

The COVID-19 pandemic took a big toll on Ulta Beauty, which reported a first-quarter loss amid plunging store sales. Ulta posted a net loss of $78...

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Dollar General has blowout quarter; 2020 store expansion/remodels remain on track
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Dollar General has blowout quarter; 2020 store expansion/remodels remain on track

Dollar General Corp. reported its biggest same-store rise in more than 10 years amid surging demand driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. The discounter...

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Analysis: How Dollar General ‘knocked it out of the park’ in Q1
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Analysis: How Dollar General ‘knocked it out of the park’ in Q1

Some retailers suffered terribly during the pandemic; others managed to hold their own. Then there's Dollar General, which knocked it out of the...

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Amazon opens two ‘dark’ grocery stores to fill online orders
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Amazon opens two ‘dark’ grocery stores to fill online orders

An e-tail giant is using two brand new stores to increase its online grocery delivery capability in the Los Angeles area. Amazon is taking the...

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Storied Louisiana retail developers fund real estate scholarship at Tulane
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Storied Louisiana retail developers fund real estate scholarship at Tulane

When Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden, both graduates of Louisiana State University and Tulane, decided to leave the professional world and start...

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Dollar Tree Q1 sales rise, fueled by Family Dollar; to open 500 stores
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Dollar Tree Q1 sales rise, fueled by Family Dollar; to open 500 stores

Dollar Tree on Thursday posted better than expected first-quarter earnings and sales as consumers stocked up on essentials. It also said it is...

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J.C. Penney store closing sales to start in June
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J.C. Penney store closing sales to start in June

J. C. Penney is reopening more stores that were closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it also gets ready to permanently shutter some of those...

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Winn-Dixie expands via acquisition of Lucky’s Market, Earth Fare stores
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Winn-Dixie expands via acquisition of Lucky’s Market, Earth Fare stores

Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket supermarkets, is expanding in Florida. The company...

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Wegmans 2020 store openings on track — but with under-the-radar strategy
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Wegmans 2020 store openings on track — but with under-the-radar strategy

Wegmans Food Markets is continuing to open new stores - but it's taking a more cautious approach. The Rochester, N. Y.-based grocer remains on...

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Tractor Supply Co. bullish on Q2; details new tech upgrades, employee benefits
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Tractor Supply Co. bullish on Q2; details new tech upgrades, employee benefits

Most retailers are withdrawing their second-quarter outlooks due to uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Not Tractor Supply Co., which said it expects...

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Disney Store to require that kids wear masks
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Disney Store to require that kids wear masks

The Disney Store has released guidelines for its store reopenings. The company, whose 200-plus stores in North America went dark on March 17 amid...

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Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy
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Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy

Tuesday Morning Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the prolonged closure of its stores amid the COVID-19 pandemic as an ...

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Commentary: Financing for uncertainty
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Commentary: Financing for uncertainty

Everything is changing rapidly. Retailers need financing that allows them to evolve with the circumstances. In less than two months, everything...

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Florida grocery-anchored center sells for $47 million
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Florida grocery-anchored center sells for $47 million

Why, when the economy's crippled by pandemic, would a real estate investor pay $46.7 million for a 59,694-sq. ft. grocery-anchored center? Because...

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Commentary: The off-price opportunity: Are retailers ready?
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Commentary: The off-price opportunity: Are retailers ready?

In recent years, off-price retailers have successfully gained precious market share from traditional retail channels. The growing demand for...

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Macy’s real estate assets figure in its new refinancing plan
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Macy’s real estate assets figure in its new refinancing plan

Macy's has started refinancing procedures expected to see it through fiscal 2021. The department store giant, whose business has plunged amid the...

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Apple to reopen 100 U.S. stores this week
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Apple to reopen 100 U.S. stores this week

Apple is reopening its U. S. stores with an emphasis on curbside pick-up. The company plans to reopen about 100 more retail stores in the U.S. this...

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The 14 biggest department stores and apparel chains take up 25% of mall space
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The 14 biggest department stores and apparel chains take up 25% of mall space

Over the past five years, the average monthly growth rate for Internet retailers averaged 1%. In April 2020, however their sales ballooned past 8%....

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Retail Design Looks to a New Era
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Retail Design Looks to a New Era

Trying to predict the future about anything retail related is always a bit risky, particularly now when the rules of shopping - of retail itself -...

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Bed Bath & Beyond to reopen 600 stores by June 13; expanding contactless curbside pickup
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Bed Bath & Beyond to reopen 600 stores by June 13; expanding contactless curbside pickup

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is getting ready to welcome back customers to its stores amid surging digital sales. The home goods retailer said it plans...

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Three tech-related reasons Amazon should buy J.C. Penney
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Three tech-related reasons Amazon should buy J.C. Penney

An Amazon acquisition of J. C. Penney makes sense from a technology standpoint - including one non-obvious benefit. No rumored suitor for newly...

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Foot Locker swings to Q1 loss; phased store reopening underway
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Foot Locker swings to Q1 loss; phased store reopening underway

Foot Locker reported a much wider-than-expected fiscal first-quarter loss as its stores went dark during the pandemic and is temporarily suspending...

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Retailers break their own record in job cuts
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Retailers break their own record in job cuts

Retailers announced 114,327 job cuts January through April in 2020 as they closed stores amid the COVID-19 crisis. It is the highest annual total...

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Expert Analysis: The Secondary Market is the Rising Star of the 2020 Recession
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Expert Analysis: The Secondary Market is the Rising Star of the 2020 Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the United States into a recession. Not a "downturn." Not a "correction." A recession. This unprecedented...

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Study: Retailers not prepared for account takeover attacks
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Study: Retailers not prepared for account takeover attacks

Two in three customers would stop shopping at an online retailer if their accounts were used fraudulently. According to a new survey on the effect...

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PREIT CEO thinks J.C. Penney can stay alive with a scaled-down format
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PREIT CEO thinks J.C. Penney can stay alive with a scaled-down format

PREIT CEO Joseph Coradino, who several years ago began buying back department store space in the company's malls and filling them with more viable...

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