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

DSW expands unlikely in-store, digital partnership with Hy-Vee

Designer Brands Inc., parent of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, is moving forward with its “shop-in-shop” pilot with Hy-Vee.

Walmart sets big new goal: Zero emissions by 2040

Another major retailer aims to eliminate carbon emissions from its operations in the next 20 years.

Walmart is expanding its one-year-old freestanding health care format beyond its initial home base.

The nation’s largest shipping, postal, print and business services chain has gotten a makeover.

Target Corp. isn’t wasting any time rebuilding its Lake Street store (in Minneapolis) that was heavily damaged in the riots following the death of George Floyd.

Five sustainable technology companies are the initial recipients of distributions from a $2 billion venture investment program overseen by Amazon.

Tractor Supply Company isn’t slowing down its growth amid the pandemic.

Shoppers and businesses in Manhattan have a new place to stock up on sanitizing and personal protection items. 

The Michaels Companies has debuted an enhanced shopping experience complete with a new layout, “inspiration hubs” and an innovative checkout design.

There is still time for Chain Store Age’s webinar, “Ask a Facilities Manager: Better Building Management Decision-Making During COVID-19,” which will be held today at 12:30 p.m. (EDT). 

Lidl US is revving up its expansion along the East Coast.

Apple has opened a store that sits on the waters of Marina Bay in Singapore.

Amazon has reportedly opened its second Amazon Go cashierless grocery store.

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