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Orchard Supply Hardware to be revived — sort of
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Orchard Supply Hardware to be revived — sort of

A new store brand is rising out of what was formerly Orchard Supply Hardware. Central Network Retail Group (CNRG), a multi-format, multi-brand...

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Nominations open for Top 10 Retail Center Experiences of 2019
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Nominations open for Top 10 Retail Center Experiences of 2019

A developer that caught on to the town center trend more than a decade ago told us that it had occurred to her company that people no longer went...

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Building an Experience in Retail
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Building an Experience in Retail

We're in a particularly exciting time when it comes to building retail customer experiences as emerging technologies and ever-changing shopping...

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Commentary: Five Retailers Actually Doing Something About Industry Disruption
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Commentary: Five Retailers Actually Doing Something About Industry Disruption

Is there anyone left who's still trying to deny the disruptive forces shaking the retail industry? Google just got clearance to deliver pharmacy...

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Francesca’s to close at least 20 stores in 2019 amid Q4 loss, sales dive
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Francesca’s to close at least 20 stores in 2019 amid Q4 loss, sales dive

Francesca's Holdings Corp.'s downward spiral continued in the fourth quarter as the retailer swung to a loss amid a 14% drop in revenue. On a call...

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Amazon reveals the 10 states with most SMB sales growth
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Amazon reveals the 10 states with most SMB sales growth

The list of 10 states with the fastest-growing small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) selling in Amazon's stores contains some surprises. Amazon...

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Dick’s Sporting Goods in May store openings
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Dick’s Sporting Goods in May store openings

The nation's largest sporting goods retailer is adding to its store portfolio. Dick's Sporting Goods will open two namesake stores in May, with...

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Tech Viewpoint: Three things to know when designing a consumer app
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Tech Viewpoint: Three things to know when designing a consumer app

Retailers need to understand a number of factors before providing their customers with a mobile app. Increasingly, retailers are launching...

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Report: Walmart tests new store employee structure
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Report: Walmart tests new store employee structure

Walmart is testing a program that gives some store employees more responsibilities and pay. The program, called "Great Workplace," is in place in...

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Survey: Retailers’ top concerns about the cloud are…
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Survey: Retailers’ top concerns about the cloud are…

A new survey from Retail Systems Research (RSR) reveals almost all retailers share similar concerns share certain cloud technology concerns. Nearly...

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Nordstrom to expand footprint in Manhattan with its ‘local’ concept
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Nordstrom to expand footprint in Manhattan with its ‘local’ concept

Nordstrom is doubling down on its no-inventory store format. The department store retailer is bringing its Nordstrom Local format to Manhattan this...

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Outdoor center developer registers sharp rise in lease values
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Outdoor center developer registers sharp rise in lease values

Kimco Realty, an owner of more than 400 outdoor and power centers nationwide, reported new leasing spreads of 17.4% for the first quarter, the...

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Garden State Plaza to be transformed as a town center
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Garden State Plaza to be transformed as a town center

One of America's best-known enclosed malls is about to join the town center movement. Westfield Garden State Plaza, a 62-year-old landmark of the...

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Melt Shop expanding into new market
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Melt Shop expanding into new market

Melt Shop is moving into a warmer market as part of its ambitious growth strategy. The fast-casual restaurant chain has signed a multi-unit...

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Live mural event planned at Illinois Mall
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Live mural event planned at Illinois Mall

Since acquiring Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, Ill., from Westfield in 2015, Centennial Real Estate has pledged to do all in its power to return...

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Modell’s taps real estate advisor to aid lease negotiations
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Modell’s taps real estate advisor to aid lease negotiations

Modell's Sporting Goods is taking a hard look at its portfolio. The New York City-based sporting goods retailer has brought in A&G Realty Partners...

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Rent the Runway paves way for growth with new headquarters
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Rent the Runway paves way for growth with new headquarters

Rent the Runway Inc. is doubling the footprint of its New York City headquarters. The fast-growing apparel and accessories rental giant said it...

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Rent’s up, availability’s down at retail centers
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Rent’s up, availability’s down at retail centers

Rents at shopping centers rose by almost 5% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same quarter last year, according to CBRE's Q1 retail...

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Banana Republic votes for synchronized merchandising
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Banana Republic votes for synchronized merchandising

Banana Republic is obtaining a clear view of merchandising activities through the cloud. The apparel retailer, a division of Gap Inc., operates...

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CSA Exclusive: Closeout chain shifts from email to support store growth
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CSA Exclusive: Closeout chain shifts from email to support store growth

Ocean State Job Lot is adopting a real-time communication platform as part of an aggressive store and technology expansion initiative. The Rhode...

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Celebrity-founded Fabletics begins 2019 expansion with its first NYC store
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Celebrity-founded Fabletics begins 2019 expansion with its first NYC store

Fabletics is flexing its muscle. The activewear brand, co-founded by actress Kate Hudson in 2013, is making its New York City debut with a pop-up...

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Amazon expands tech presence — again
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Amazon expands tech presence — again

Amazon is significantly boosting its number of tech employees in the Denver area. The e-tail giant is expanding its tech hub in Denver, with plans...

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Retailers urge Congress to support bill to fix remodeling glitch
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Retailers urge Congress to support bill to fix remodeling glitch

Retailers want Congress to pass a bill that would allow retail stores and restaurants to write off the full cost of improvement projects...

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First Look: Online ‘bride box’ retailer opens first store
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First Look: Online ‘bride box’ retailer opens first store

A direct-to-consumer, made-to-order luxury bridal brand is looking to upend the legacy bridal industry. Floravere has opened its first permanent...

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Wegmans goes beyond groceries with new app
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Wegmans goes beyond groceries with new app

Wegmans is now offering a mobile delivery option for customers who don't want to cook. The grocery retailer is partnering with DoorDash, which is...

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Study: Top-performing retailers reach out to mobile customers
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Study: Top-performing retailers reach out to mobile customers

Winning retailers may partially owe their business victories to location intelligence. According to a new study from Retail Systems Research, ...

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Indochino in U.S. store expansion; lays groundwork for global growth
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Indochino in U.S. store expansion; lays groundwork for global growth

Indochino is expanding its presence in the Northeast and also looking overseas for growth. The made-to-measure menswear retailer will open three...

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The Inclusion Imperative: Earning trust in a changing world
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The Inclusion Imperative: Earning trust in a changing world

When Benetton launched its "All are United" campaign in the 1980s, it was a sign that retailers were starting to respond to broader changes across...

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Macy’s reportedly considers topping its NYC flagship with 800-ft. office tower
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Macy’s reportedly considers topping its NYC flagship with 800-ft. office tower

Macy's may be looking to unlock more value from its valuable real estate portfolio. The retailer has held preliminary discussions with New York...

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Lululemon looks to double men’s, online sales; opening ‘experiential’ format
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Lululemon looks to double men’s, online sales; opening ‘experiential’ format

A surging Lululemon Athletica is looking for new markets to conquer. The athletic apparel retailer on Wednesday detailed an ambitious five-year...

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