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


7-Eleven expands U.S. corporate footprint

7-Eleven is expanding its holdings in Oklahoma.

wired store

First permanent Wired store debuts

A leading technology media brand has put down retail roots. 

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings is expanding into a new market.

Starbucks Corp. is expanding its commitment to operating stores in underserved urban and rural areas.

dodow, Sleep Aid Device

Macy’s is encouraging consumers to “feel good” in the newest version of its ever-changing, narrative-driven in-store experiential concept. 

Tropical Smoothie Café

Tropical Smoothie Café had record growth in 2019 and it’s nowhere near being finished.

PGA Tour Superstore

PGA Tour Superstore is adding more locations to its expanding store portfolio.

CVS Health will update a significant amount of stores to its HealthHUB format in 2020.


Ikea’s $5.8 billion initiative to open smaller format “city centre” stores to get closer to shoppers in dense urban areas is landing in London.


A fast-growing sporting activity watched and played around the world is putting down roots in the largest shopping destination in the Southeast. 

new wawa store format

Wawa has gone small.

store rendering

The dragon has landed — at least for the time being.

The planned Harry Potter-themed “Wizarding World” experiential retail store in Manhattan’s Flatiron District may be dragon-less — at least on the exterior.

Walmart is offering an ultra-streamlined shopping experience at its new Neighborhood Market location in Coral Way, Fla.

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