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

Ross Stores in 30 new store openings

Ross Stores has completed its 2020 expansion. 

Carter’s to close 25% of stores as leases expire

Carter’s is closing a big chunk of its store base but it isn’t giving up on new store growth.

Amazon is expanding the footprint of its high-tech grocery store format in California.

The RealReal continues to expand its brick-and-mortar presence. 

Target Corp. is going all out to make holiday shopping easier and safer at its stores, including the expansion of contactless checkout and pickup options and a new feature that lets customers know if there is a line outside a store.

Lids is growing its retail footprint.

There will be no miracle on 34th Street this year – at least not at Macy’s Herald Square flagship in New York.

Bloomingdale’s is kicking off its holiday season with an omnichannel “Give Happy” campaign.

A leading warehouse club retailer is expanding its investment in robotic floor scrubbing technology.

Verizon hears what customers are saying, with smart signs located in physical stores.

Dollar General is launching a new retail concept aimed at a more upscale shopper than its namesake stores but one that is just as appreciative of a bargain.

L.L. Bean is opening a store in Canada’s largest city.

Smoothie King continues to grow its portfolio and the pandemic.

Asda is testing a new type of store format designed to help shoppers reduce, reuse and recycle with a minimum of fuss.

Lidl US is upgrading its ventilation system to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Winn-Dixie is expanding its store footprint in its home state.

Meijer has opened its third neighborhood market.

Nordstrom has entered into a partnership with a company known for its meticulously designed, realistic-looking artificial Christmas Trees.

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

Williams-Sonoma will be offering some new services this holiday season as it looks to protect the health and safety of its store employees and customers.

Walmart is revamping Black Friday for the age of COVID-19.

Five Below has joined the fast-growing esports craze.

Arhaus has unveiled a new format that specializes in interior design and customization services. 

The Home Depot has signed its largest renewables procurement agreement to date, with the energy purchased enough to power more than 150 of the chain’s stores.

Sam's Club curbside pickup

Some retailers have adapted to the need to reimagine the customer shopping experience better than others. 

REI Co-op is doubling down on its used gear buyback commitment.

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