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

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Study: Two retail channels poised for fastest store growth

Consumers’ increasing focus on price and speed bodes well for two types of brick-and-mortar chains.

b8ta Forum model

Tech-infused b8ta launches new store concept

b8ta is expanding its retail business beyond electronics and tech devices.

rebag store interior

Luxury handbag reseller Rebag is continuing an aggressive store expansion plan with its fourth location in California.

Major League Baseball is throwing its hat in the retail arena, opening a one-stop shopping destination for baseball fans.


The Gymboree brand is being revived — by a former rival.

Hill City

Hill City has popped up in its parents’ home town and is also expanding in other ways as it looks to start ramping up its growth.

British luxury department store retailer Harvey Nichols’ revamped store in Hong Kong’s Pacific Place artfully blends interactive hi-tech elements with more traditional physical shopping experiences.


An off-price retailer expanded its banners across existing and new markets.

Shopper browsing in store

Retailers are not meeting customer expectations, and in many cases are missing on the fundamentals.

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A Dallas-based optical retailer is expanding into new markets.

Alasdair Lennox

Cannabis has developed a unique place in public perception right now.


The maker of what it calls “the world’s most comfortable shoes” is ramping up its brick-and-mortar presence.


Digitally native Indochino just opened its 50th store — with more to come by yearend.

The Vitamin Shoppe is integrating technology with customer-friendly store design.

American Girl Doll Hospital

Owners of sick dolls in New York and Chicago have a new treatment option.

Macy’s is focusing on its brick-and-mortar experience as part of a broader omnichannel effort.

women shopping

A clean store is a store that sells, according to a new survey.

Target Corp. has launched its in-store and online partnership with The Walt Disney Company.

Von Maur is building on its presence in new markets.

REI Co-op is going big on experiences and rentals.

Seventh Sense

Green Growth Brands has delivered on its promise of rapid store expansion. The cannabis and CBD company, which operates CBD stores under the Seventh Sense banner, is on target to have 200 locations opened by the start of the holiday shopping season.

Visionworks Storefront

The nation’s sixth-largest optical retailer has a new owner.

Couple grocery shopping

Amazon is reportedly preparing to open more than 12 grocery stores in greater Los Angeles.

Amazon 4-star store

Amazon’s latest curated brick-and-mortar store is reportedly coming to the Boston area.

Forever 21 clearance sale

Forever 21, the retailer that popularized fast-fashion in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a plan to close most of its global locations. 

Dick’s Sporting Goods

October is shaping up as a busy month for Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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