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

J.C. Penney signs agreement with Brookfield, Simon

J.C. Penney has taken a big step towards its financial restructuring and emergence from bankruptcy.

Walmart transforming four locations into omnichannel test stores

Walmart will be testing new ways to operate and help its employees better serve online and in-store customers alike in four designated locations. 

Bed, Bath & Beyond storefront

Bed Bath & Beyond will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its business as part of a new three-year strategy to accelerate its omnichannel transformation and drive sales, margin and cash flow growth.

Carrie Underwood

Dick’s Sporting Goods is taking its partnership with superstar Carrie Underwood to another level. The retailer has opened three pop-up stores for Calia by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle brand created five years ago in partnership with the Grammy-award winning performer.&nbsp

Alon store

Yesway plans to upgrade and expand expand its portfolio. The convenience store operator completed the private placement of an additional $235 million of equity. The new capital will be used to fund an extensive raze-and-rebuild and store remodel campaign across the chain’s portfolio an

Ross Stores has completed its 2020 expansion. 

Nordstrom is doubling down on its no-inventory store format in the company’s largest market.

The North American branch of Avon has opened its first physical location, in the Koreatown neighborhood Los Angeles.

Boll & Branch is using UV lighting technology to fight COVID-19.

Carter’s is closing a big chunk of its store base but it isn’t giving up on new store growth.

There will be no miracle on 34th Street this year – at least not at Macy’s Herald Square flagship in New York.

The RealReal continues to expand its brick-and-mortar presence. 

Lids is growing its retail footprint.

Dollar General is launching a new retail concept aimed at a more upscale shopper than its namesake stores but one that is just as appreciative of a bargain.

Amazon is expanding the footprint of its high-tech grocery store format in California.

Winn-Dixie is expanding its store footprint in its home state.

Meijer has opened its third neighborhood market.

Nordstrom has entered into a partnership with a company known for its meticulously designed, realistic-looking artificial Christmas Trees.

Bloomingdale’s is kicking off its holiday season with an omnichannel “Give Happy” campaign.

Walmart has unveiled an airport-inspired, digitally-enabled store design that it plans to start rolling out this year.

Williams-Sonoma will be offering some new services this holiday season as it looks to protect the health and safety of its store employees and customers.

Smoothie King continues to grow its portfolio and the pandemic.

Five Below has joined the fast-growing esports craze.

P.F. Chang’s is expanding its new format dedicated exclusively to take-out customers.

Arhaus has unveiled a new format that specializes in interior design and customization services. 

Target Corp. is reportedly expanding its presence on New York’s Long Island.

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