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News and analysis on new brick-and-mortar concepts, store design, construction and facilities management.


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.

Bloom Energy Servers

Stop & Shop is deploying fuel cell technology that will reduce its environmental footprint while keeping stores open even during a power outage. 

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.

An upscale footwear and accessories brand opened a pop-up store in the Big Apple — but in an unlikely place. 

Five Below

New store openings will remain a priority for Five Below this year. 


H&M has a “smart” new way to encourage shoppers to recycle their unwanted clothing.

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