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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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At Home Group adding four more locations
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At Home Group adding four more locations

September is shaping up as a busy month for At Home Group. The value home décor retailer is opening four new stores this month, growing its...

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Retail history to be re-made in Philadelphia this week
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Retail history to be re-made in Philadelphia this week

After city founder William Penn decreed that markets should be held regularly on High Street in Philadelphia, the thoroughfare came to be known as...

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Study: Center visitors spend 50% more on experiences than on ‘stuff’
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Study: Center visitors spend 50% more on experiences than on ‘stuff’

If you think mall and shopping center operators' only motives in adding experience-based tenants is to drive traffic and charge increased rents for...

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Study: Top motivators for shopping in stores are…
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Study: Top motivators for shopping in stores are…

Online doesn't necessarily trump brick-and-mortar when it comes to convenience. Seventy-six percent of consumers surveyed reported convenience as...

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A San Francisco institution makes a comeback
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A San Francisco institution makes a comeback

Like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square is synonymous with San Francisco. It's on every tourist's must-see list....

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Destination Maternity considers sale in wake of tough Q2
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Destination Maternity considers sale in wake of tough Q2

The nation's largest maternity wear retailer is reviewing all its strategic options. Destination Maternity Corp. reported a net loss of $3.5...

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Survey: Brick-and-mortar, cash are alive and well
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Survey: Brick-and-mortar, cash are alive and well

Digital transformation in retail is real, but traditional shopping methods aren't going away just yet. According to new research from global...

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E-commerce platforms aim for high profits with CBD offerings
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E-commerce platforms aim for high profits with CBD offerings

Two major e-commerce platforms are now actively supporting the sale of legal hemp products. Shopify and BigCommerce are each providing new features...

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Stage Stores goes all in on off-price
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Stage Stores goes all in on off-price

Stage Stores Inc. will close about 40 stores as part of a plan to substantially convert to its off-price Gordmans banner. Stage plans to begin...

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Study: Online grocery delivery boosts revenue, not profit
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Study: Online grocery delivery boosts revenue, not profit

Despite mixed economic benefit to date, grocery retailers are moving ahead with online delivery. According to "Online Ordering in Grocery: State of...

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Moisture barriers act as effective moisture mitigation solution
News 3 months ago
Moisture barriers act as effective moisture mitigation solution

In the last few years, the brick-and-mortar retail landscape has changed drastically. To keep up with online shopping and the ever-changing desires...

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