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Michaels to shutter one of its retail store brands
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Michaels to shutter one of its retail store brands

The Michaels Companies is closing down a regional retailer it acquired three years ago. The arts-and-crafts giant on Wednesday announced that it...

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Lowe's Canada debuts enhanced shopping experience
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Lowe's Canada debuts enhanced shopping experience

Lowe’s Canada has opened a new, updated store model in Manitoba. Located in Winnipeg, the format is a converted former RONA Home and Garden format...

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Jeweler goes for omnichannel dazzle with next-generation stores
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Jeweler goes for omnichannel dazzle with next-generation stores

Helzberg Diamonds is using leading-edge technologies such as augmented reality (AR) to modernize its brick-and-mortar customer experience. The...

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What technologies draw customers to stores?
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What technologies draw customers to stores?

Retailers looking to create the “Store of the Future” should include a few key technology offerings. That’s according to a new study from Boston...

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FAO Schwarz to open first-ever European flagship
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FAO Schwarz to open first-ever European flagship

The company will open a 20,000-sq.-ft. store inside London’s famed Selfridges’ department store. The space, described as FAO Schwarz’s first ever...

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Survey: Digital shopping affects brick-and-mortar customer habits
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Survey: Digital shopping affects brick-and-mortar customer habits

Online and mobile shopping are having an impact on how consumers shop in physical stores, according to a new survey. Results from “Consumer...

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Travel retailer migrates to new POS
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Travel retailer migrates to new POS

Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display North American travel retailer...

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Average lease lengths drop to 4.5 years for general retail in malls
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Average lease lengths drop to 4.5 years for general retail in malls

It’s a renter’s market in malls these days. In-line tenants are asking for shorter leases and getting them. A CoStar study found leases for general...

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Report: VR to have tangible impact in retail
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Report: VR to have tangible impact in retail

Burgeoning growth of virtual reality (VR) usage among consumers could change retail. According to “Virtual Reality in Retail: 2019 and Beyond,” a...

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Pilot Flying J sets stores on cloud course
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Pilot Flying J sets stores on cloud course

Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Travel center retailer Pilot Flying...

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Giorgio Armani to transform NYC  flagship — and add luxury apartments
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Giorgio Armani to transform NYC  flagship — and add luxury apartments

The Armani Group and SL Green, New York’s largest commercial property owner, announced plans to redevelop the Giorgio Armani flagship on Manhattan...

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Tech Viewpoint: Three reasons Google’s GDPR fine matters to U.S. retail
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Tech Viewpoint: Three reasons Google’s GDPR fine matters to U.S. retail

Google’s record $57 million fine for violating the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should serve as a wakeup call for...

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Looking Ahead: Payment trends and predictions for global retailers
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Looking Ahead: Payment trends and predictions for global retailers

According to The Forrester Wave: Global Merchant Payment Providers, Q4 2018, implementing new emerging digital and mobile payment types will be one...

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Fred’s streamlines labor management
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Fred’s streamlines labor management

Discount value retailer Fred’s Inc. is supporting growth by getting a better view of when and where store associates are needed. Fred’s has...

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Ikea continues solar, electric vehicle commitment
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Ikea continues solar, electric vehicle commitment

Ikea’s upcoming store in Norfolk, Va., will have the area’s largest solar array. Scheduled to open in spring, Ikea Norfolk will feature an 180,000...

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Coworking giant delves deeper into retail with new format
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Coworking giant delves deeper into retail with new format

The We Company, formerly known as WeWork, unveiled yet another concept and this one is a combined retail, café and co-working venture. The firm’s...

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First Look: Foot Locker brings new store format to the U.S.
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First Look: Foot Locker brings new store format to the U.S.

The athletic footwear and apparel retailer’s power store format will make its U. S. debut on Friday, Jan. 25, in Eastpointe, Mich., which is in the...

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ChangeUp acquires Interbrand's retail design practice
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ChangeUp acquires Interbrand's retail design practice

Interbrand Retail, the Cincinnati based retail design and architectural practice, has a new owner. ChangeUp Inc., the Dayton, Ohio based retail...

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SPECS Speak: It’s all about the immersive experience
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SPECS Speak: It’s all about the immersive experience

Retailers want in on experiential retail. With an eye on delivering more immersive experiences at store-level, brands are increasingly adding...

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5Qs for Jerome Hollo on Florida’s tallest building
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5Qs for Jerome Hollo on Florida’s tallest building

Jerome Hollo’s family has deep roots in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. His father Tibor, a World War II concentration camp survivor and then...

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Top trends driving retail store growth in 2019
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Top trends driving retail store growth in 2019

It takes a human touch to help physical stores succeed in today’s digital world. That’s according to a report by Retail Store Tours which, in a...

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What customer service skills improve retail business growth?
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What customer service skills improve retail business growth?

Retailers seeking to drive profits need to focus on three key customer service skills, according to customer intelligence company Infiniti Research...

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Moorestown Mall completes leasing of former Macy’s box
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Moorestown Mall completes leasing of former Macy’s box

New York City’s first outlet center may have just received a big city traffic boost. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Fast Ferry...

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Third parties, SMBs thrive on Amazon Stores
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Third parties, SMBs thrive on Amazon Stores

Digitally native lingerie retailer Adore Me is bringing omnichannel customer intimacy to a sensitive part of the in-store shopping process. Based...

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CSA Q&A: Adore Me goes digital with the dressing room
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CSA Q&A: Adore Me goes digital with the dressing room

Digitally native lingerie retailer Adore Me is bringing omnichannel customer intimacy to a sensitive part of the in-store shopping process. Based...

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All the employees at this new Starbucks have one thing in common
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All the employees at this new Starbucks have one thing in common

A Walmart supply chain first — a high-tech consolidation center — will make its debut this summer. In July, the discounter will unveil its newly...

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Study - What feature do customers want in online delivery?
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Study - What feature do customers want in online delivery?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Amazon’s journey to completely overhaul the retail experience and commoditize the way consumers shop. Its...

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Walmart keeps expanding online grocery delivery
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Walmart keeps expanding online grocery delivery

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Amazon’s journey to completely overhaul the retail experience and commoditize the way consumers shop. Its...

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Five Things Retailers Need Technology to Address
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Five Things Retailers Need Technology to Address

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Amazon’s journey to completely overhaul the retail experience and commoditize the way consumers shop. Its...

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Study: Amazon Prime membership reaches new heights
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Study: Amazon Prime membership reaches new heights

The NRF Big Show exhibit floor always throws a few curve balls, and that’s a good thing. Before NRF 2019, I posted a column discussing three tech...

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