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

Barneys to make comeback next year — in Saks

Barneys New York will make its return to the retail stage next year.

Sephora to open hundreds of in-store shops at Kohl’s

Kohl’s Corp. is betting big on beauty — and Sephora.

At Home Group reported its highest comps and best third-quarter performance since going public in 2016 as consumers continue to spend on decorating and organizing their homes amid the pandemic.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is escalating its rollout of VillageMD health care clinics.

The news that Sephora plans to open hundreds of in-store shops at Kohl’s stores has brought a reaction from its longstanding retail partner, J.C. Penney.

The coronavirus is driving major change across retail stores and putting a new spotlight on restroom hygiene. 

Traffic plunged in stores on the official start of the holiday shopping season even as it set new records online.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is going all-in on the outdoors and CEO Ed Stack is leading the charge.

The pandemic has proved no match for Tropical Smoothie Café’s expansion. 

Stonewall Kitchen has opened up shop in Boston.

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

7-Eleven has opened the fifth location of its new “evolution” store concept. 

Woman smiling at laptop in front of Christmas tree

More consumers plan to shop online (61%) than in-store (54%) on Black Friday. The findings are part of a new survey by Deloitte, which revealed that 57% of shoppers are anxious about shopping in-store during the holiday season due to the pandemic. (The survey was conducted Oct. 9 – Nov.

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