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

Walmart to redesign nearly 1,000 stores

Walmart has unveiled an airport-inspired, digitally-enabled store design that it plans to start rolling out this year.

Target focuses sustainability efforts on energy, packaging, workers

Target Corp. met its 2019 goals to improve the health of supply chain workers, reduce its energy footprint, and boost compensation.

As part of a new initiative to eliminate single-use plastic bags from the wastestream, Dick’s Sporting Goods is joining an industry consortium.

Great Clips now has a location in all 50 states.

Not all shopping will be done online this season. 

Charming Charlie is back in business months after closing its 261 locations nationwide and selling its trademark at a bankruptcy auction. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants shoppers to avoid crowded stores on Black Friday.

The pandemic hasn’t put a dent in Allbirds ability to raise cash.

Bed Bath & Beyond has unveiled the first group of stores that it plans to shutter as part of its ongoing restructuring efforts.

The Avenue Viera, a 600,000-sq.-ft. outdoor shopping center in Viera, Fla., has become the first center in America to win the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s GBAC Star accreditation.

The J.C. Penney Co. is pursuing three major initiatives to minimize the environmental impact of its supply chain activities. 

Amazon is reportedly bringing its new Amazon Fresh grocery format to Whittier, Calif.

Loves Furniture & Mattresses has announced its first locations.

REI is completing a 14-year commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations.

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