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First Look: Primark opens ‘largest fashion retail store in the world’
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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
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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
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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…
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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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Bed Bath & Beyond to close about 40 locations; ‘lab stores’ generating higher sales
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Bed Bath & Beyond to close about 40 locations; ‘lab stores’ generating higher sales

Bed Bath & Beyond reported mixed fourth-quarter results amid ongoing efforts to transform its business. The home goods retailer posted adjusted...

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Ollie’s in aggressive expansion; store experience ‘un-duplicable online’
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Ollie’s in aggressive expansion; store experience ‘un-duplicable online’

Ollie's Bargain Outlet is not backing down from growing its store base. The extreme value retailer has set a goal of opening 950 stores. It...

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Fred’s to close 159 stores; hires advisory firm
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Fred’s to close 159 stores; hires advisory firm

Fred's Inc. is shuttering nearly 30% of its store fleet as part of its plan to turn around its ailing business. The Memphis-based discounter plans...

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Food Lion in $40 million remodel program
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Food Lion in $40 million remodel program

Food Lion is updating its stores in the Charlottesville/Harrisonburg, Virginia area. The grocery retailer is investing $40 million to remodel 23...

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Specialty retailer looks to cut costs via lease restructuring
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Specialty retailer looks to cut costs via lease restructuring

Christoper & Banks is taking a deep dive into its store portfolio. The women's apparel retailer said it has hired a leading national third-party...

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Whole Foods puts spotlight on in-store eateries in milestone location
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Whole Foods puts spotlight on in-store eateries in milestone location

Whole Foods Market pulled out all the stops for its 500th store, opening a 70,000-sq.-ft. flagship in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta that is...

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For shoppers: More experience or less friction?
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For shoppers: More experience or less friction?

In physics, friction is the inherent resistance to motion between objects. For consumers, friction points are the things that make their...

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The great outdoors – online and for rent
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The great outdoors – online and for rent

Coozie Outdoors is bringing the online rental model to the outdoor gear vertical. Coozie Outdoors is launching a rental platform aimed at the $184...

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Walmart going big on robots to scrub floors, scan floors and do other tasks
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Walmart going big on robots to scrub floors, scan floors and do other tasks

Walmart is aggressively expanding its use of robots ("smart associates") to automate a variety of low-level, repetitive tasks across stores amid...

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Amazon thinks small with new e-commerce tools and services
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Amazon thinks small with new e-commerce tools and services

Amazon is providing new assistance to small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) selling on its platform. During 2019 to date, Amazon released 50 new...

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The 10 cities with the most Target stores per capita are…
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The 10 cities with the most Target stores per capita are…

A relatively low population puts Knoxville, Tenn., at the head of a class in a new ranking by Apartment Guide. Knoxville tops Apartment Guide's...

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Study: Online fashion, HBC retailers start spring on right foot
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Study: Online fashion, HBC retailers start spring on right foot

A new industry benchmark indicates March 2019 showed positive traction in several key metrics for online fashion and health and beauty care (HBC)...

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Expert: Heavy debt drives retail failures
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Expert: Heavy debt drives retail failures

Excessive debt continues to be an underappreciated factor in the demise of many retail chains. That's according to Bradley W. Snyder, executive...

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Study: Are Amazon returns boosting Kohl’s store performance?
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Study: Are Amazon returns boosting Kohl’s store performance?

A new study examines the impact accepting returns of items purchased on Amazon has on Kohl's stores. In fall 2017, Kohl's began allowing customers...

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Eddie Lampert’s ESL in bid for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores
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Eddie Lampert’s ESL in bid for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Eddie Lampert is looking to buy full ownership of a division that Sears once owned. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores said Monday it received an...

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Retail employment dips in February
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Retail employment dips in February

Employment growth across all industries slowed dramatically in February and retail was not immune to the slowdown. Retail industry employment in...

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Online sales exceed in-store sales – sort of
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Online sales exceed in-store sales – sort of

U. S. Census Bureau figures show February online retail sales surpassed brick-and-mortar general merchandise sales for the first time. According to...

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Sprouts Farmers Market sets new store openings
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Sprouts Farmers Market sets new store openings

Sprouts Farmers Market has its eye on a new market. The fast-growing organic grocer will open 13 stores during the second half of 2019. The...

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Navigating Uncertain Times: How retailers can outlast a bankruptcy
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Navigating Uncertain Times: How retailers can outlast a bankruptcy

The retail world is undergoing enormous shifts as consumer purchasing habits change and the marketplace for goods and services is disrupted. How...

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LED lighting adds up to big savings for Target
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LED lighting adds up to big savings for Target

A lighting upgrade has paid off big time for Target Corp., helping it cut costs while also aiding the planet. Back in 2015, Target kicked off a...

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Convenience stores getting bigger; building, operating costs going up
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Convenience stores getting bigger; building, operating costs going up

Convenience store sales are booming, but some worrisome trends may cast clouds going forward, including higher store operating costs and declining...

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Wegmans in new store openings
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Wegmans in new store openings

Wegmans Foods Markets is entering new territory. Wegmans will open its first store in North Carolina, a 104,000-sq.-ft. location at the Midtown...

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Signet Q4 beat Street; to close some 150 stores
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Signet Q4 beat Street; to close some 150 stores

Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported fourth-quarter earnings and sales that beat expectations even as both fell over the year. The owner of Zales, Kay,...

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Commentary: How to Take Advantage of a Resilient Economy and Keep Pace with Consumers
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Commentary: How to Take Advantage of a Resilient Economy and Keep Pace with Consumers

A resilient economy has left retailers optimistic about the sales environment moving forward, but concerns persist about keeping up with evolving...

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Singerman and TORG acquire four Tanger Outlets
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Singerman and TORG acquire four Tanger Outlets

A real estate transaction's a good deal when both parties are happy. This week, Tanger Outlets was happy to dispose of four underperforming assets,...

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Global luxury retailer focuses on customer with cloud migration
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Global luxury retailer focuses on customer with cloud migration

The Prada Group is adopting cloud solutions to better understand what customers want and to serve them better. Prada is rolling out Oracle Retail...

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