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Report: Amazon to open expand 4-star store concept
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Report: Amazon to open expand 4-star store concept

Amazon's latest curated brick-and-mortar store is reportedly coming to the Boston area. According to Boston.com, a new Amazon 4-star store is...

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Amazon reportedly signs leases for grocery stores
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Amazon reportedly signs leases for grocery stores

Amazon is reportedly preparing to open more than 12 grocery stores in greater Los Angeles. According to CNBC, the e-tailer has signed leases for...

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True Value builds up to retail buying event
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True Value builds up to retail buying event

Independent hardware retailers will have limited-time access to discounted inventory. Hardlines wholesaler True Value Company is hosting its 2019...

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Guest Column: How intelligent systems can enhance sustainability for fresh retailers
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Guest Column: How intelligent systems can enhance sustainability for fresh retailers

This year, the millennial generation will overtake baby boomers as the largest adult population group in the U. S. And millennials will bring their...

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Report: Macy’s to close landmark Seattle store
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Report: Macy’s to close landmark Seattle store

Macy's will reportedly shutter a store it has run at an historic location in downtown Seattle since 2003. According to the Seattle Times, Macy's is...

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Tech Viewpoint: Marshalls enters e-commerce late but with three smart moves
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Tech Viewpoint: Marshalls enters e-commerce late but with three smart moves

Marshalls is a newbie to e-commerce, but already displaying a savvy approach to the channel. In the type of announcement that was a lot more common...

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NYC comptroller declares retail vacancy crisis
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NYC comptroller declares retail vacancy crisis

The retail vacancy rate in New York City rose by almost 50% from 2007 to 2017, according to an analysis released by city comptroller Scott M....

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Luxury handbag reseller Rebag expands its store presence
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Luxury handbag reseller Rebag expands its store presence

Resale is booming and Rebag is capitalizing on it. The digitally-native designer handbag reseller opened its eighth brick-and-mortar location, at...

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Consumers head online for Halloween inspiration, but to stores for purchases
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Consumers head online for Halloween inspiration, but to stores for purchases

Brick-and-mortar remains the top destination when it comes to Halloween shopping. To buy Halloween merchandise, 42% of shoppers will go to a...

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Rent the Runway stops taking new customers, new rental orders — temporarily
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Rent the Runway stops taking new customers, new rental orders — temporarily

A system upgrade at Rent the Runway is taking a big toll on the company's business. The fashion rental pioneer has put a temporary hold on...

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Wegmans Foods Markets to hit store milestone as it enters a new state
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Wegmans Foods Markets to hit store milestone as it enters a new state

Wegmans Food Markets continues to expand its reach. On Oct. 27, Wegmans will open its first store in New York City, a 74,000-sq.-ft. location in...

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Lululemon to exit its kids’ business
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Lululemon to exit its kids’ business

Lululemon will close its remaining Ivivva kids stores as it focuses its efforts on its expanding core and men's businesses. The news was reported...

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Consulting giant McKinsey & Company opens first-ever store — a lab for retailers
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Consulting giant McKinsey & Company opens first-ever store — a lab for retailers

It's not your typical mall store. Consulting giant McKinsey & Co., in collaboration with Mall of America, unveiled a laboratory-styled retail...

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Report: Rent the Runway cites warehouse system in service issues
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Report: Rent the Runway cites warehouse system in service issues

The fashion rental pioneer is reportedly facing widespread complaints of late and missed deliveries. According to an article original published...

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Kendra Scott keeps customers informed with inventory awareness
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Kendra Scott keeps customers informed with inventory awareness

A fast-growing specialty jewelry retailer leverages granular data insight for targeted recommendations. With more than 100 stores, Kendra Scott...

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Casey’s General Stores gets specific about customer feedback
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Casey’s General Stores gets specific about customer feedback

A Midwest convenience store retailer is responding to store events in real time. Casey’s General Stores gets specific about customer feedback

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Closed Golfsmith replaced with self-storage at Tennessee mall
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Closed Golfsmith replaced with self-storage at Tennessee mall

CBL Properties' makeover of Hamilton Place mall in Chattanooga, Tenn., continues with the building of a self-storage facility on the property. The...

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Minor league team makes autonomous checkout history with new store
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Minor league team makes autonomous checkout history with new store

The Worcester Red Sox are taking a big swing at "shop and go" retailing. The team, a Triple A minor league affiliate of the world champion Boston...

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Cincinnati retail space changes hands
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Cincinnati retail space changes hands

One of Cincinnati's most fashionable Hyde Park Square retail spaces was acquired by a joint venture of Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Konover South...

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First Look: World’s largest sticker store open in Toronto
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First Look: World’s largest sticker store open in Toronto

A digitally native, customizable die-cut sticker company has made the leap to brick and mortar, opening a colorful, larger-than-life sticker...

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Microsoft takes competition with Amazon to new level
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Microsoft takes competition with Amazon to new level

Microsoft is bolstering the retail value of its Azure cloud service with new Dynamics 365 digital commerce solutions. The technology titan is...

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Groceryshop 2019 Highlights
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Groceryshop 2019 Highlights

More than 3,000 attendees - including 180 CEOs from 1,450 plus companies - flocked to Las Vegas for the second annual Groceryshop event, which was...

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Hudson’s Bay to exit the Netherlands
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Hudson’s Bay to exit the Netherlands

Hudson's Bay Co. is shutting down its operations in the Netherlands. HBC Netherlands BV, which is owned by a joint venture of Hudson's Bay Co. and...

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Pandora contains IT services on cloud
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Pandora contains IT services on cloud

Pandora is consolidating its cloud-based technology architecture. The Danish jewelry brand, which operates more than 2,700 concept stores globally,...

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First Look: Apple is back — bigger than ever — on Fifth Avenue
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First Look: Apple is back — bigger than ever — on Fifth Avenue

Apple has reopened its flagship on Fifth Avenue in New York City after a two-and-a-half year renovation and while its iconic luminous glass cube...

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J.C. Penney reportedly preparing for debt talks
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J.C. Penney reportedly preparing for debt talks

Timing is crucial in retail. J. C. Penney is reported to be prepping for talks with its creditors on ways to reduce its debt load as it looks to...

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CSA Exclusive: Amazon Web Services leverages heritage for retail innovation
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CSA Exclusive: Amazon Web Services leverages heritage for retail innovation

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is on a mission to move retailers, even Amazon, to the cloud. Chain Store Age recently spoke with Phil Thompson,...

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Survey: Returns have become a holiday tradition
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Survey: Returns have become a holiday tradition

A new survey indicates retailers must prepare for a deluge of post-Dec. 25 holiday activity. According to a survey of almost 16,000 global...

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Pandora unveils new store concept
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Pandora unveils new store concept

Pandora wants its customers to have a bit more fun in its stores. The Danish jewelry brand, which operates some 2,700 stores, debuted a new format...

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Eloquii expanding into new market
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Eloquii expanding into new market

Digital native Eloquii is adding a new location to its growing store portfolio. The women's apparel retailer, which offers sizes 14-28, is set to...

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