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November/December 2021

November/December issue features a special section, “Retail 2022,” on trends and insights for physical retail, technology and the economy. It also includes a round-up of top executives in retail real estate who discuss how the pandemic helped them re-make their relationships with their tenants and establish brick-and-mortar’s role in the omnichannel future.

Other articles in the issue include: 

The retail resale market is booming — with no end in sight.

• Expert Opinion: Time for a retail reset, with focus on sourcing, fulfillment, talent, digital capabilities and data.

• Petco, Pacsun expand portfolios with new retail concepts. 

• Recap of Chain Store Age’s X/SPECS, which put the spotlight on store design, construction and facilities management — and business ne

• Three ways connected lighting can help reimagine retail.

• A look at Gap’s five-year plan to build out its fulfillment capacity.

September/October 2021

Cover Story: Walmart and Amazon take the top spots on Chain Store Age’s annual listing of the top 100 U.S. retailers (by revenue).

Also inside:

•    SPECS 2021 Recap: Wrap-up coverage of Chain Store Age’s 57 annual SPECS Show, the leading retail event for store planning/design, construction and facilities management.

•    Profiles of CSA’s annual Breakout Retailer Awards winners.

•   Technology innovations transform the construction process — from planning through execution.

•    Retailers use artificial intelligence solutions to automate, streamline front- and back-end tasks.

•    Effective business scenario planning by CFO’s crucial to retail success in 2022 — and beyond.

•    Southwest Region Report: Retail vacancy rates going lower, rents getting higher.

...and more.


Read all about the top 10 retail center experiences — and more — in the July/August issue of Chain Store Age. 

In addition to profiles of the centers in CSA’ annual Top Ten Retail Center Experiences, the issue includes an interview with the CEO of women's plus-size retailer Torrid and a look at Dick Sporting Goods’ newest retail concept, House of Sport.

Other articles in the issue include:
•    Bed, Bath & Beyond’s dramatic makeover;
•    Rethinking Fulfilment — From start to finish;
•    Using automation and artificial intelligence to lower energy costs;
•    Lighting products with the highest rebates;
•    New Popeyes built in record time;
•    Midwest region retail real estate report;
•    Tech tips to help retailers prepare for the holiday season; and 
•    Retail and restaurant brands enter the NFT market. 

January/february 2021

Fulfillment Centers Transformed — how robots, delivery hubs and automated systems are changing the traditional model

Also inside:

  • Quick-service chains launching new formats focused on convenience and the drive-thru experience;
  • Inclusion means making ALL employees feel welcome;
  •  Bed Bath & Beyond's omnichannel strategy is foundation of its turnaround efforts;
  • Regional Real Estate Report: Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; 
  • HVAC and COVID-19: Review of existing and emerging technologies that can be added to existing systems to improve indoor air quality;
  • New best practices in facilities management; 
  • Walmart uses vast IoT network to help lower energy consumption, improve food quality; and more!

November/December 2020

  • Walmart's Redesign
  • Retail Real Estate's New Era
  • Making Indoor Air Safer

September/October 2020

Walmart takes the top spot on Chain Store Age's annual listing of the top 100 U.S. retailers (by total revenue).

Also inside:

  • Smartbuilding technologies can help retailers minimize exposure to a COVID-19 event
  • Center CEOs talk COVID and Holidays
  • Elements of a dark store strategy


The Top 10 Retail Center Comeback Experiences and The New Playbook for Retail Stores are among the top stories in CSA's July/August issue.

Also inside:
•    Walmart tests self-checkout-only store
•    What to do when an employee refuses to return to work
•    With limits on store capacity, retailers urged to extend customer experience to outside queues
•    Bob's Discount Furniture puts premium on safety as customers return 
•    Prepping facilities for the winter months 
•    Top Trends in Construction Technology
•    Raleys opens new store concept 

Shopping Centers Take On COVID-19: The industry weighs in on the pandemic that shuttered centers and how they think the next few months will play out. Also, the 10 Under 40: Retail Real Estate's Rising Stars. 



Profiles of Chain Store Age's 2020 Breakout Retailers Awards recipients: Chicken Salad Chick, Deciem, Eyebobs, Neighborhood Goods and Outdoor Voices.


See the top 10 female executives that are making their mark on retail technology. 




A look at what retailers can expect in 2020, with insights on brick-and-mortar, legislative developments, the economy, and technology. Plus, a special ICSC section: New York Show Scoop. 


The annual Top 100 Retailers: A ranking of nation's top 100 retail companies by annual revenue, and the State of the Industry Report. Plus, Philadelphia 's Retail Real Estate market is HOT! 

July/August 2019

As the role of the retail CFO keeps expanding, Chain Store Age offers insights and examines trends to help CFOs make decisions in four critical areas: store design/remodels; facilities maintenance; energy management; and technology, specifically customer experience solutions.

May/June 2019

New PropTech ventures are bringing data analytics and digital transformation to brick and mortar.

March/April 2019

Profiles of Chain Store Age's 2019 Breakout Retailers Awards recipients: Adore Me, b8ta, Lolli & Pops, OrangeTheory Fitness and Veggie Grill

January/February 2019

Top Ten Women in Tech