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

Bath & Body Works has big store expansion plans

L Brands has big plans for its growing Bath & Body Works business.

Federal ADA Title III lawsuits hit all-time high

The year 2019 was another record-breaking year for Federal ADA Title III lawsuits.

7-Eleven is moving forward with its “evolution’ store format. 

makeup museum

Nordstrom’s newest partner is a museum devoted to the history of beauty and its impact on society. 

Amazon has expanded its checkout-free, convenience store-styled Amazon Go format to the grocery space.

Amazon's surprise opening of Amazon Go Grocery, an urban grocery store modeled on Amazon Go, drew lots of industry attention.

family eating at fast-casual restaurant

Dining out is an essential part of the lifestyle of nearly 50% of adults.

group of Starbucks employees

Things are getting back to normal for Starbucks in China.

gender-neutral restroom sign

A new bill in California is putting gender neutrality in the spotlight.

SPECS logo

Don’t be left out! Join colleagues and peers at the premier event for brick-and-mortar retail, SPECS 2020 in Dallas.

bob's store

Bob’s Discount Furniture is having a busy February.

Amazon’s new grocery store format will reportedly include advanced technology to streamline in-store fulfillment of online orders.

thred up package

Gap Inc. wants its customers to clean out their closets.

Hy-Vee Inc. will soon begin renovations on four QT convenience stores it has purchased in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area.

Wren Kitchen showroom

A company that describes itself as the U.K.’s fastest-growing bricks-and-mortar retailer is expanding to the U.S. market.

happy socks exterior

Happy Socks has landed in Manhattan’s Union Square.

Natural Life

Natural Life is looking to roll out its unusual store concept.

State & Randolph Flagship Store in Chicago

Walgreens Boots Alliances is putting the spotlight on its global sustainability initiatives including progress in energy efficiency.  

At Home storefront

At Home Group Inc. is keeping itself busy in February. 

Rodd & Gunn

Rodd & Gunn has its sights set on expanding in the U.S.

Fabletics Austin

A fast-growing activewear retailer with a celebrity connection is applying lessons learned as a pure-play e-commerce operation to its brick-and-mortar experience.

Westfield World Trade Center

Elysium Health is making the leap to brick-and-mortar.

under armour storefront

Under Armour swung to a loss in its fourth quarter and warned that it expects first-quarter sales declines of $50 million to $60 million, mostly due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China.


Showfields is dropping anchor in Miami. 

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