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A.T. Kearney: ‘Smaller scale’ retail M&A deals replace megadeals of years past
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A.T. Kearney: ‘Smaller scale’ retail M&A deals replace megadeals of years past

Mergers and acquisitions activity by retail and CPG companies is undergoing a significant shift as retailers focus on acquiring capabilities that...

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Schimenti Construction’s work at Hudson Yards highlights higher-end retail
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Schimenti Construction’s work at Hudson Yards highlights higher-end retail

About 10% of the higher-end retail shops open at the new Hudson Yards on Manhattan's Far West Side were built by one general contractor. Schimenti...

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Opinion: A brand strategist takes on Hudson Yards
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Opinion: A brand strategist takes on Hudson Yards

More than ever, leading developers are harnessing the power of brand to articulate, convey and evoke expectations for their experiences - from...

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Retail sales fall in February
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Retail sales fall in February

U. S. retail sales took an unexpected dip in February. But in better news, sales were revised upwards for January. Retail sales were down 0.7% in...

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Charlotte Russe sells brands
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Charlotte Russe sells brands

Charlotte Russe Holdings is closing its stores, but its brand names will live on. The bankrupt company, which is in the final stages of liquidation...

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Specialty retailer stays in fashion with seamless in-store customer service
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Specialty retailer stays in fashion with seamless in-store customer service

Milan, Italy-based Twinset is empowering store associates with Oracle Retail POS technology on tablets. Twinset, a specialty vertical retailer of...

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Commentary: Seven ways mobile devices can benefit retail operations
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Commentary: Seven ways mobile devices can benefit retail operations

Retailers should be well aware by now of the benefits a mobile-friendly approach can bring to your customer experience. But what about the...

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RH not as bullish amid down trends in high-end housing market; cuts outlook
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RH not as bullish amid down trends in high-end housing market; cuts outlook

The luxury home furnishings retailer reported mixed fourth-quarter results on Friday, with disappointing revenue and better-than-expected earnings....

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Tech Viewpoint: Three ‘green’ delivery strategies that save retailers green
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Tech Viewpoint: Three ‘green’ delivery strategies that save retailers green

Sustainable e-commerce delivery practices can create more than one type of "green" result. An increasing number of prominent e-commerce retailers...

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Barneys reportedly to downsize famed flagship
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Barneys reportedly to downsize famed flagship

Barneys New York's nine-level flagship on Madison Avenue in Manhattan may be in for some reconfiguring. The luxury retailer may reduce the size of...

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Study: Successful retailers ‘get’ merchandise analytics
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Study: Successful retailers ‘get’ merchandise analytics

Top-performing retailers are much more likely than their peers to understand the value of advanced data in merchandising, according to a new study....

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Five Below to open 145 to 150 stores
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Five Below to open 145 to 150 stores

Teen and tween value retailer Five Below isn't backing down from its rapid store expansion anytime soon. The company on Thursday said it will open...

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Untuckit continues to expand store footprint
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Untuckit continues to expand store footprint

A fast-growing digitally native brand is stepping up its presence in Simon malls. Simon announced the opening of seven more Untuckit stores in key...

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Stage Stores going off-price in a big way as it ramps up store conversions
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Stage Stores going off-price in a big way as it ramps up store conversions

Stage Stores is accelerating the conversion of its department stores to its Gordmans off-price banner. The retailer announced that, based on strong...

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What’s In Store? The Future of Large-Box Retail as the New Town Center
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What’s In Store? The Future of Large-Box Retail as the New Town Center

As it becomes less important for consumers to be present at a physical location to shop, retailers will look to multi-purpose real estate...

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7-Eleven unveils ‘lab’ store
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7-Eleven unveils ‘lab’ store

It's not your standard 7-Eleven, not by a longshot. The convenience store giant's recently opened location in Dallas boasts a new store format...

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Iconic LA retailer to expand under new owner
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Iconic LA retailer to expand under new owner

Fred Segal has a new owner. The longtime icon of Los Angeles style has been acquired by brand-licensing agency Global Icons, which plans to take...

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Subscription startup accuses Rent the Runway of unfair practices, files suit
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Subscription startup accuses Rent the Runway of unfair practices, files suit

FashionPass, an online subscription apparel retailer launched in 2016, is suing Rent the Runway. In a lawsuit filed in California, Los Angeles...

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Ahold applies fresh technology to supply chain
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Ahold applies fresh technology to supply chain

Ahold Delhaize USA seeks to provide the freshest produce possible with a little help from artificial intelligence (AI). Retail Business Services,...

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Cheesecake Factory to open at Michigan mall
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Cheesecake Factory to open at Michigan mall

PREIT has secured Cheesecake Factory as its dining anchor at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, just the second Michigan location for the popular...

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5Qs for  Bomar on Florida’s growth spurt
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5Qs for Bomar on Florida’s growth spurt

Veteran retail real estate broker and Avison Young principal Spencer Bomar knows Florida. He's been brokering deals there through the ups and downs...

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Bill introduced to fix major glitch related to remodeling investments
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Bill introduced to fix major glitch related to remodeling investments

Retailers are cheering a bill that would allow retail stores and restaurants to write off the full cost of improvement projects immediately. The...

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Lands’ End in brick-and-mortar push
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Lands’ End in brick-and-mortar push

Lands' End is betting on standalone brick and mortar. The apparel brand will open a store at The Block, a lifestyle center in Pittsburgh, on April...

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Wayfair heading to the mall
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Wayfair heading to the mall

Wayfair is diving deeper into physical retail. The digitally native home furnishings and décor giant announced plans to open its first full-service...

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Ascena to sell majority stake in Maurices; Gap exec to come on board
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Ascena to sell majority stake in Maurices; Gap exec to come on board

Ascena Retail Group is trimming its portfolio. The owner of Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and other women's apparel brands has signed a definitive...

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CBRE reveals its top retail producer
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CBRE reveals its top retail producer

The executive VP at CBRE has been named the company's top retail producer in the Americas for 2018. Annette Healey completed more than 160...

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DXL to close remaining Rochester stores; new CEO starts April 1
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DXL to close remaining Rochester stores; new CEO starts April 1

Men's big and tall apparel retailer DXL on Friday reported a higher loss in its fourth quarter even as its same-store sales topped the Street. The...

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First Look: Champion goes big on customization in Philly
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First Look: Champion goes big on customization in Philly

Iconic athletic apparel brand Champion Athleticwear continues to expand its retail footprint, with the opening of its fifth U. S. specialty store....

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Tech Viewpoint: Three e-retailers that would benefit from Warren’s antitrust plans
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Tech Viewpoint: Three e-retailers that would benefit from Warren’s antitrust plans

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently called for the government to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook, and three of their e-commerce competitors...

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Hibbett Sports on hunt for CEO; to close 95 stores
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Hibbett Sports on hunt for CEO; to close 95 stores

Hibbett Sports is losing its chief executive. The sporting goods retailer announced that Jeff Rosenthal plans to retire as president and CEO once a...

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