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

American Eagle focused on Aerie growth; to close hundreds of stores in coming years

American Eagle Outfitters is focused on growing its Aerie banner as it plans for the future.

Mike Schodowski

Converting Former Big-Box Stores to Warehouse Space: Challenges, Opportunities

As e-commerce has accelerated, so had the demand for warehouse space. According to a report from CBRE, nearly 14 million square feet of big-box retail space in the U.S. has been converted to industrial space.

Amazon is opening its second Amazon Fresh grocery store in the state of Illinois.

Ikea has unveiled its first store to open in the U.S. with a smaller format.

Apple is taking precautions in the states where COVID-19 is surging.

Checkers & Rally's iconic drive-thru restaurants are getting a design update.

Convenience store operator Wawa continues to test new store formats with the unveiling of its first-ever drive-thru only location. 

The concept of a healthy building isn’t new but has become increasingly relevant topic as retailers look to create healthier, safer and more differentiated shopping experiences.

A Southeastern grocery chain is modernizing its technology infrastructure to enhance a range of store operations.

Citi Trends is bullish on store growth amid strong holiday sales. 

Another restaurant chain is emphasizing its drive-thru business.

The nearly year-long focus on safety protocols is resonating with customers, but it may be diverting attention from other areas.

Conn's has its sight set on Florida. 

There are plenty of convenience stores in the U.S., but not as many as there were a year ago.

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