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


Kohl’s prepares for around the clock holiday shopping

Kohl’s stores will remain open 24 hours during the holiday shopping home stretch.

David Crist

Smart chain stores will keep their doors open

The news on retail store openings and closings continues to make headlines. 

The Beatles are getting on board the pop-up shop express.  

Retailers are designing the next generation of brick-and-mortar experiences — concepts intended to strengthen shopper relationships and drive repeat visits.

Boot Barn sees plenty of room to grow its store count. 

Hudson next-gen store concept

Hudson has revamped its retail format.

Shoppers can buy goods that are made before their eyes in an innovative new retail concept at Industry City, the sprawling 6 million-sq.-ft. mixed-use complex in Brooklyn, New York.

Anchor Shops

A new startup wants to make it easy for digitally native brands to enter the physical space by significantly lowering the costs associated with customer acquisition, leasing and operating stores, shipping product and handling returns.

Lord & Taylor is popping up in Manhattan for the holidays.

Tropical Smoothie Café

Tropical Smoothie Café has its sights set on Colorado.

Let’s Pave has announced the hiring of three new employees to help lead its growing sales team and accounting department.

As a group, retail real estate developers pooh-pooh the notion of physical retail going downhill — except, now, for one.

As the grocery wars intensify, Walmart is not only focusing on online delivery but also is refreshing the look and feel of its in-store experience in produce.

H-E-B is expanding its presence in one of the fastest-growing markets in Texas.

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