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Allbirds adding more stores in 2020
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Allbirds adding more stores in 2020

A cult-fave, eco-friendly online sneaker brand is expanding offline. Allbirds will open 20 stores next year, with many of them in the U. S., the...

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Exclusive Q&A: Aetrex Worldwide takes footwear scanning to new level with True Fit
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Exclusive Q&A: Aetrex Worldwide takes footwear scanning to new level with True Fit

A comfort footwear and orthotics brand wants your shoes to fit perfectly, regardless of where you buy them. Chain Store Age recently spoke with...

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CGP forecast has high hopes for  holiday sales — but not for all sectors
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CGP forecast has high hopes for  holiday sales — but not for all sectors

Tariffs will not put a damper on holiday spending. That's according to Customer Growth Partner's 18th Annual Holiday forecast, which predicts that...

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Primark to expand U.S. store footprint
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Primark to expand U.S. store footprint

Fashion retailer Primark is adding a high-profile location to its fledgling U. S. portfolio. The value-focused brand has signed a lease to open a...

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Starbucks investing $10 million to boost small business in Chicago
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Starbucks investing $10 million to boost small business in Chicago

Starbucks Coffee Company is hoping to spur economic development and entrepreneurship in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods. Weeks before the...

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The Body Shop goes even greener with new concept store
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The Body Shop goes even greener with new concept store

The Body Shop has revamped one of its busiest flagship locations to a new format that harkens back to its pioneering eco-friendly roots and...

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Exclusive Q&A: Fast-growing mattress brand springs to success in DTC retail
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Exclusive Q&A: Fast-growing mattress brand springs to success in DTC retail

A memory foam bed-in-a-box mattress brand designed for every kind of sleeper has found success by designing superior products based on customer...

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Yonkers town center signs five new tenants
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Yonkers town center signs five new tenants

Since opening in 2011, Ridge Hill in Yonkers has been the center of activity in New York's fourth largest city, and it is now expanding its...

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Check out H&M’s new small — and local — tech-enhanced store format
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Check out H&M’s new small — and local — tech-enhanced store format

H&M's new flagship in Berlin offers more than clothes. The Swedish fast-fashion giant opened its first "hyper-local" flagship in Berlin, in the...

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First Look: Highlights of Nordstrom’s long-awaited NYC flagship
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First Look: Highlights of Nordstrom’s long-awaited NYC flagship

Nordstrom is betting big in one of its biggest markets, with the largest single-project investment in the brand's storied history. The upscale...

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High street rents decline in New York City
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High street rents decline in New York City

For upwardly mobile brands desiring a showcase on Broadway in SoHo or on Madison Avenue in New York, now's the time to grab a space. Rent decreases...

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NRF: Online, department stores, discounters most popular for holiday shopping
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NRF: Online, department stores, discounters most popular for holiday shopping

Holiday shoppers plan to spread their shopping across multiple channels and types of stores. That's according to the annual survey by the National...

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Duluth Trading to open new concept store
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Duluth Trading to open new concept store

Duluth Trading Co. is holding on to its irreverent style as it continues to expand. The men's and women's casual clothing and workwear brand will...

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Adidas re-imagines retail with digitally-inspired store focused on service
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Adidas re-imagines retail with digitally-inspired store focused on service

Adidas has opened a store that combines an array of digital innovations with a strong emphasis on service and brand immersion. The new Adidas...

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SPECS Show Update
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SPECS Show Update

Physical retail will be top of mind at Chain Store Age's annual SPECS Show. The event, now in its 56th year, will be held at the Gaylord Texan in...

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REI to open at Butler Town Center in Gainesville
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REI to open at Butler Town Center in Gainesville

Its nine-county draw of more than a million people and easy access to I-75 are two of the biggest reasons REI will take residence in Gainesville,...

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Nielsen: These seven tech trends will impact retail in 2020
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Nielsen: These seven tech trends will impact retail in 2020

Privacy, transparency and speed all factor prominently in retail tech trends for 2020. Nielsen has released seven predictions for how technology...

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Amazon adds more brick-and-mortar locations for its in-store pickup service
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Amazon adds more brick-and-mortar locations for its in-store pickup service

Amazon is expanding its network of dedicated pickup counters to three new retail partners. The Counter service, which is available to all Amazon...

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President of Retail Industry Leaders Association to retire; successor named
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President of Retail Industry Leaders Association to retire; successor named

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced that its longtime president is stepping down. Retail and Washington, D. C., veteran Sandy Kennedy...

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Trend-setting Georgia center continues to up its game
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Trend-setting Georgia center continues to up its game

Adam Baldwin's famous "ABC" imperative to the real estate salesmen in Glengarry Glen Ross to "always be closing" is re-interpreted as "always be...

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JLL: The top five retailers where consumers plan to holiday shop are…
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JLL: The top five retailers where consumers plan to holiday shop are…

Holiday shoppers are fairly consistent when it comes to their favorite stores. Amazon (38.1%), Walmart (36.2%) Target (29.6% ) ranked as the top...

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Saks Fifth Avenue parent Hudson’s Bay to go private
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Saks Fifth Avenue parent Hudson’s Bay to go private

Hudson's Bay Company has agreed to be taken private by a group of its shareholders after they upped their offer. The group is headed up by Richard...

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Old Navy removes shipping from online returns
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Old Navy removes shipping from online returns

A specialty apparel retailer is introducing self-service returns at select stores. Old Navy is rolling out self-service return kiosks from Narvar...

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Sportsman’s Warehouse converts Field & Stream stores to it banner
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Sportsman’s Warehouse converts Field & Stream stores to it banner

A regional sporting goods retailer has entered two new states via an acquisition. Each location averages roughly 50,000 sq. ft. and features more...

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Tech Viewpoint: Three omnichannel ‘monsters’ to hunt this Halloween
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Tech Viewpoint: Three omnichannel ‘monsters’ to hunt this Halloween

It's scary season, and threats to your seamless success may lurk in the shadows of your enterprise. Earlier this year, I penned a column about...

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Study: Many retailers don’t see AI as crucial to logistics success
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Study: Many retailers don’t see AI as crucial to logistics success

A new study from JDA indicates that retailer investments in leading-edge logistics technology are not universal. According to the 2019 Global...

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Hudson Yards announces new crop of dining and retail tenants
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Hudson Yards announces new crop of dining and retail tenants

The Shops & Restaurants at New York City's Hudson Yards has added new brands to its one mile of shopping space. Tenants opening their doors later...

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Ending Stockouts in Today’s Omnichannel Grocery World
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Ending Stockouts in Today’s Omnichannel Grocery World

Without exception, every major grocer today is focused on improving the customer experience in one way or another. Whether they are investing in...

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Sally Beauty in big store remodel
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Sally Beauty in big store remodel

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. is focusing on a broad-based operational upgrade in North Texas. The Denton, Texas-based specialty beauty retailer plans...

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Report: Lampert among post-bankruptcy Sears lenders
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Report: Lampert among post-bankruptcy Sears lenders

Sears has reportedly received $150 million in financing since emerging from bankruptcy in February 2019. According to Reuters, the chairman of the...

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