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News and analysis on retail brick-and-mortar store design, construction and expansion.

Retail leaders react to protests, riots in wake of George Floyd killing

Many of the nation's top retail leaders reached out to their employees and the community at large as they temporarily shut stores in select locations across the country amid disruptions and destruction in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here’s who will benefit from Pier 1 liquidation

It’s not just the obvious suspects — namely Walmart and Target — that have the potential to benefit from the liquidation of Pier 1 Imports.

Five Below

Five Below is not backing down from its aggressive store expansion.

Amazon is reportedly making good on plans to expand its new brick-and-mortar grocery concept beyond Southern California.


The COVID-19 pandemic took a big toll on Ulta Beauty, which reported a first-quarter loss amid plunging store sales. 

Ron Lutz

Brick-and-mortar stores across the country, from Nordstrom to REI, are reopening with limits on customer capacity.

TravelCenters of America Inc. is expanding its footprint through conversions.

Dollar General store exterior

Dollar General Corp. reported its biggest same-store rise in more than 10 years amid surging demand driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An e-tail giant is using two brand new stores to increase its online grocery delivery capability in the Los Angeles area.

J.C. Penney is reopening more stores that were closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it also gets ready to permanently shutter some of those locations.

GE is selling its most historic business. 

Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket supermarkets, is expanding in Florida.

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