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Tommy Hilfiger Tops List of International Retailers

Aug 30, 2016Retail

JLL Retail has announced Tommy Hilfiger as the brand featured most across international markets.
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New Leadership Changes Announced at General Mills

Aug 30, 2016People

Minneapolis, Minn.-based food company General Mills has announced two new leadership appointments with Jon Nudi as the new senior vice president and president of U.S. Retail.
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Chick-fil-A Expands Western Michigan Presence

Aug 30, 2016Retail

Atlanta-based fried chicken chain Chick-fil-A has broken ground on its first location in a series of forthcoming western Michigan options.
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Galeries Lafayette Names New Marketing and Digital Director

Aug 30, 2016People

Parisian department store brand Galeries Lafayette has appointed Constance de Polignac as its new marketing and digital director.
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Under Armour Announces New Maryland Distribution Center

Aug 30, 2016Retail

Baltimore-based performance apparel brand Under Armour has announced plans to launch a 1.3-million-sq.-ft. distribution and warehouse complex in Baltimore County’s Sparrows Point as part of the Tradepoint Atlantic redevelopment project.
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RetailNext Teams Up with Peach John Co.

Aug 30, 2016Industry

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider RetailNext has announced a new partnership with Tokyo-based lingerie and women’s apparel distributor Peach John Co.
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Nordstrom to Carry J. Crew Brand

Aug 29, 2016Retail

Seattle-based Nordstrom has announced that it will carry the J. Crew brand in stores.
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Sephora Opens 400th Store, Brings Beauty TIP Workshop Concept to Chicago

Aug 29, 2016Retail

San Francisco-based Sephora has opened its innovative Beauty TIP (Teach, Inspire, Play) Workshop concept in a 10,040-sq.-ft. space on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.
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Nic + Zoe to Open Freestanding Stores

Aug 29, 2016Retail

Nic + Zoe is embarking on a major retail expansion with the goal of operating a 30- to 50-store chain.
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Pirch Announces New CEO

Aug 26, 2016People

San Diego-based home retailer Pirch has named Andrea Dorigo as its new president.
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Scala Appoints New Leadership to Its Board of Directors

Aug 26, 2016People

Dayton, Ohio-based digital signage provider Scala Inc. has appointed Chris Riegel, CEO of the parent company STRATACACHE, as its new chairman of the board.
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La Perla Hires New Creative Director

Aug 26, 2016People

Italian lingerie brand La Perla has hired footwear designer Julia Haart as its new creative director.
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West Elm Prepares for Two Store Openings

Aug 26, 2016Retail

San Francisco-based home goods retailer West Elm is preparing for the bicoastal openings of two new locations.
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Lidl Continues to Push U.S. Expansion

Aug 26, 2016Retail

German grocery chain Lidl is rapidly moving ahead with its U.S. expansion, as it is said to be eyeing space in a new retail corridor in the New River Valley region of Christiansburg, Va.
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Neiman Marcus Introduces Sunglass Memory Mirrors

Aug 26, 2016Retail

Neiman Marcus has reimagined the traditional mirror with the introduction of Sunglass Memory Mirrors.
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Five Below to Unveil 500th Store

Aug 25, 2016Retail

Philadelphia-based bargain retailer Five Below has announced that it will be opening its 500th location this September in Trexlertown, Pa.
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Penguin Shop Launches in Toronto

Aug 25, 2016Retail

Literary retailer Penguin Random House Canada has unveiled its Penguin Shop, a novel twist on the conventional bookstore experience.
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Pendleton Opens Seattle Store

Aug 25, 2016Retail

Portland, Ore.-based American lifestyle brand Pendleton Woolen Mills has opened its latest location in downtown Seattle.
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DSW Plans 21 New Stores This Fall

Aug 24, 2016Retail

Columbus, Ohio-based footwear retailer DSW has announced plans to launch 21 news stores across the country this fall.
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Kohl’s Finishes Beauty Department Roll-Out

Aug 24, 2016Retail

Years ahead of schedule, Kohl’s has completed its goal of developing beauty departments in all of its 1,100 stores.
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Couche-Tard Buys CST Brands

Aug 24, 2016Retail

Laval, Canada-based convenience store brand Alimentation Couche-Tard has announced plans to purchase CST Brands for $3.67 billion.
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Hudson Group to Debut Atrium Concept in Las Vegas

Aug 23, 2016Retail

East Rutherford, N.J.-based retail manager Hudson Group has announced plans to launch its luxury concept the Atrium this October at the Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas.
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Ware Malcomb Adds Miami Regional Manager

Aug 23, 2016People

Reinaldo Gomez has joined the international design firm Ware Malcomb as the new regional manager of its Miami offices.
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RetailNext Announces New COO

Aug 23, 2016People

Worldwide retail marketing and Internet of Things (IoT) consultancy RetailNext Inc. has named David Tognotti as its new COO.
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Best Buy Opens Mall of America Display

Aug 23, 2016Retail

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Best Buy has unveiled a new home products display at the heart of the Mall of America rotunda in Bloomington, Minn.
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Showcase by Sears to Launch This Fall

Aug 23, 2016Retail

Putting a new emphasis on apparel, Sears has announced plans to roll out its new concept, Showcase at Sears, this fall.
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MADGI Names New Job Captain

Aug 23, 2016People

New York-based architecture, design and planning firm Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) has announced the appointment of Allie Roberson as job captain.
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The Brexit Effect

Aug 22, 2016Opinions

Robert Hocking looks at the state of retail in the U.K., and what effect "Brexit" will have
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DICK’S Acquires Affinity Sports

Aug 22, 2016Retail

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based DICK’S Sporting Goods has announced it has acquired San Diego-based sports management technology company Affinity Sports.
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Sephora Introduces Beauty Tip Workshop in Canada

Aug 22, 2016Retail

Paris-based cosmetics retailer Sephora has debuted Canada’s first Beauty TIP Workshop store at its newly expanded store in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Center.
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Nordstrom Rolls Out Space Concept at Four Stores

Aug 22, 2016Retail

Seattle-based department store Nordstrom has announced plans to introduce its Space concept to four new locations in the United States and Canada.
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Kanye West Announces Weekend-Long International Pop-Up

Aug 19, 2016Retail

Hip-hop mogul Kanye West has announced a 21-city pop-up through this weekend to highlight his PABLO brand.
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Safco Plans Acquistion of Mayline

Aug 19, 2016Industry

Minneapolis-based distributor Safco Products Co. has announced the acquisition of the business assets for Wisconsin-based drafting tables manufacturer Mayline Co.
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Aria Group Architects Announces Promotion

Aug 19, 2016People

Oak Park, Ill.-based firm Aria Group Architects has announced the promotion of Nicole Poole from project architectural designer to associate.
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King of Prussia Reveals Expansion

Aug 19, 2016Retail

Pennsylvania’s King of Prussia Mall has unveiled its 155,000-sq.-ft. expansion after roughly two years of construction.
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PRSM Appoints New CEO

Aug 19, 2016People

Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the Addison, Texas-based retail facilities non-profit, has announced that its board of directors has chosen Bill Yanek as the company’s new CEO.
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American Apparel Searches for Buyer

Aug 19, 2016Retail

New York-based investment firm Houlihan Lokey has been tapped to lead the sale of Los Angeles-based fashion retailer American Apparel.
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Segway Rides into Beijing

Aug 18, 2016Retail

Segway has launched its latest flagship store in Beijing at the city’s Beichen Century Center.
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Cole Haan Opens at Westfield World Trade Center

Aug 18, 2016Retail

Greenland, N.H.-based lifestyle and footwear brand Cole Haan has announced the opening of its latest international flagship at the Westfield World Trade Center in New York.
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Target Expands Bathroom Options for All Shoppers

Aug 18, 2016Retail

Target has announced plans to spend $20 million toward the expansion of its in-store restrooms to house more single-stall restrooms lockable for privacy.
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Torafu Designs New Aesop Store in Sendai

Aug 17, 2016Retail

Australian skincare brand Aesop has launched a new store in Sendai, Japan.
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LAST CALL! design:retail State of the Retail Design Industry Survey

Aug 17, 2016Retail

We want to hear from you about the retail industry! It’s your last chance to let your voice be heard.
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Kinsfolk Arrives in Los Angeles

Aug 17, 2016Retail

Tokyo- and Brooklyn-based apparel retailer Kinsfolk has made its way to the West Coast with a new pop-up opening in Los Angeles.
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‘Green’ Retail

Aug 17, 2016Opinions

Peter-Tolin Baker discusses the new era of cannabis retailing
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Shikatani Lacroix Announces Newest Addition to Management Team

Aug 16, 2016People

Toronto-based branding and graphic design studio Shikatani Lacroix has announced the addition of Jonathan Faria as its new senior director of brand implementation.
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Rudsak Rolls Out Fall Expansion

Aug 16, 2016Retail

Montreal-based fashion brand Rudsak is beginning its expansion throughout Canada with the launch of its first boutique in Ottawa’s Rideau Centre.
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Krispy Kreme Develops New Chicago-Area Locations

Aug 16, 2016Retail

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme has broken ground on a new location in Chicago’s Homewood area, the brand’s first of eight planned for the city in the next several years.
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Nemo Tile Names Director of National Accounts

Aug 16, 2016People

New York-based tile and stone distributor Nemo Tile has announced that Clarice Cawood has been added to take on the newly created role of director of national accounts.
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H-E-B Acquires Six Sun Fresh Market Stores

Aug 16, 2016Retail

San Antonio-based H-E-B/Central Market has advanced into the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the purchase of six Sun Fresh Market stores.
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MGH Poll Shows Pokemon Go Influence on Retail Businesses

Aug 15, 2016Retail

Baltimore-based marketing firm MGH has released the results of a recent survey measuring whether Pokemon-related products or discounts would incentivize Pokemon Go users to visit a retailer.
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David Yurman Opens Revamped King of Prussia Boutique

Aug 15, 2016Retail

New York-based jewelry brand David Yurman has announced the reopening of its location in the Connector Wing of the King of Prussia Mall outside Philadelphia.
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Scala Teams Up with STRATACACHE

Aug 15, 2016Industry

Dayton, Ohio-based digital signage and merchandising provider STRATACACHE has announced the acquisition of supermajority control of Philadelphia-based signage solutions provider Scala Inc.
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MUJI Opens First New Jersey Location

Aug 15, 2016Retail

Japanese retailer MUJI has debuted its latest U.S. location at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.
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Stuart Weitzman Names New Creative Director

Aug 12, 2016People

Footwear brand Stuart Weitzman has named Giovanni Morelli as its new creative director, effective May 5, 2017.
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Westfield World Trade Center Prepares for Debut

Aug 12, 2016Retail

The Westfield World Trade Center location is preparing for its highly anticipated grand opening on August 16 in Lower Manhattan.
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3C and Sparkfly Join Forces

Aug 12, 2016Industry

Boca Raton, Fla.-based software company 3Cinteractive (3C) and digital marketing platform Sparkfly have announced an integrations partnership.
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Garnet Hill Kicks Off Mobile Retail Tour

Aug 12, 2016Retail

Franconia, N.H.-based apparel and home goods retailer Garnet Hill has introduced a new mobile pop-up boutique in a transformed shipping container.
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Stylmark Appoints Vice President of Operations

Aug 12, 2016People

Lighting products manufacturer Stylmark has announced the promotion of Jim Gifft to the position of vice president of operations.
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Bonobos Possibly Pursuing Venue in Detroit

Aug 12, 2016Retail

New York-based men’s fashion retailer Bonobos is eyeing an e-commerce venue in Detroit.
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It's All About You

Aug 12, 2016Opinions

Within this era of beauty, fashion, fitness, health and wellness, we are seeing a pattern that focuses on the power of YOU.
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Macy’s Shifts Gears, Rewards Best-Performing Stores

Aug 11, 2016Retail

Macy’s has announced that it will be shifting focus to develop a new brand strategy that aims its talent and finances at its strongest stores.
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Restoration Hardware Introducing New Concept

Aug 11, 2016Retail

Corte Madera, Calif.-based retailer RH (Restoration Hardware) is rolling out a new store concept with the opening of its forthcoming location at the Domain Northside shopping mall in Austin, Texas.
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Abercrombie & Fitch to Launch New Store Concept

Aug 10, 2016Retail

New Albany, Ohio-based clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has announced plans to debut a new store prototype in 2017.
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hhgregg Announces Fine Line Specialty Stores, Closures

Aug 10, 2016Retail

After recently announcing plans to launch 25 to 30 Fine Line specialty stores over the next two years, Indianapolis-based appliance and furniture retailer hhgregg announced it will shut down all five of its Wisconsin locations.
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Lidl Begins Entry into U.S. Market

Aug 10, 2016Retail

German grocer Lidl will open a regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, Md.
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Eataly to Open Second New York Location

Aug 09, 2016Retail

Eataly is preparing for the launch of its latest location this week with Eataly Downtown in New York.
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Stallworth Enterprises Debuts DesignAsBuilt.com

Aug 09, 2016Industry

Stallworth Enterprises President Rachel Stallworth has unveiled the latest online database from the Sacramento, Calif.-based web resource center with DesignAsBuilt.com (DAB).
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Steinhoff International Buys Mattress Firm

Aug 09, 2016Retail

South African furniture and home goods retailer Steinhoff Intl. has announced the purchase of the Houston-based mattress retailer Mattress Firm for $3.8 billion, or $64 per share.
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SmithGroupJJR Names New Director of Sustainable Design

Aug 09, 2016People

Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED, has been named the new director sustainable design with SmithGroupJJR. He is succeeding his co-director Russell Perry, FAIA, LEED Fellow, who is retiring.
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UNIQLO Revamping SoHo Store

Aug 09, 2016Retail

UNIQLO is in the midst of remodeling its store in New York’s chic SoHo neighborhood with the new concept “A New Tokyo in Soho.”
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Edge Capital Acquires Two New Companies

Aug 09, 2016Industry

Atlanta-based Edge Capital Holdings has announced the acquisition of two Kansas City, Mo.-based design companies: InStore Design Display (IDD) and Clear Impact Acrylics (CIA).
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GameStop Announces 507 New Stores

Aug 08, 2016Retail

Grapevine, Texas-based electronics retailer GameStop has announced the acquisition of 507 new AT&T and Cricket dealer stores in its home state.
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Patagonia to Arrive in Reno

Aug 08, 2016Retail

Ventura, Calif.-based outdoor retailer Patagonia will be opening a new location in downtown Reno, Nev.
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Walmart Acquires Jet.com

Aug 08, 2016Retail

Retail giant Walmart has acquired the three-year-old ecommerce startup Jet.com.
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Galaxy Glass & Stone Adds Regional Sales Manager

Aug 05, 2016People

Fairfield, N.J.-based architectural decorative glass manufacturer Galaxy Glass & Stone has appointed Ben Negrin to its sales division as a regional sales manager.
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Jansen Strawn Teams Up with Ware Malcomb

Aug 05, 2016Industry

Irvine, Calif.-based design firm Ware Malcomb has announced that the Denver-based civil engineering firm Jansen Strawn Consulting Engineers has been added to its team.
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Subway Reveals New Logo

Aug 05, 2016Retail

International sandwich giant Subway has revealed a refreshed logo as part of a new ad campaign the brand is launching.
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IA Interior Architects Launches Podcast

Aug 05, 2016Industry

International firm IA Interior Architects has launched a new podcast offering a grassroots look inside the industries of architecture and design.
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Office Depot to Close Stores, Focus on Store of the Future Pilot

Aug 05, 2016Retail

Office supply chain Office Depot has announced plans to shut down 300 stores over the next three years.
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Goyard Opens Milan Flagship

Aug 05, 2016Retail

Paris-based high-end trunk retailer Goyard has launched its first Italian flagship location in Milan’s Quadrilatero fashion district.
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Weis Converts Five Mars Super Markets in Maryland

Aug 04, 2016Retail

Sunbury, Pa.-based supermarket chain Weirs Markets has transformed five former Mars Super Markets in Baltimore County, Md.
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ModCloth Announces Denver Pop-Up

Aug 04, 2016Retail

San Francisco-based women’s fashion retailer ModCloth has announced the upcoming launch of a new pop-up shop in Denver beginning next week.
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Meijer Launches Sixth Location in Wisconsin

Aug 04, 2016Retail

Meijer has unveiled a new 192,000-sq.-ft. superstore in Waukesha, Wis., its sixth in the state.
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Beefsteak Arrives in Philadelphia

Aug 02, 2016Retail

The José Andrés-led vegetarian restaurant concept Beefsteak has launched three new locations in the Washington, D.C., area and Philadelphia.
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No. 21 Debuts in China

Aug 02, 2016Retail

Upscale contemporary retailer No. 21 has arrived in China with its first boutique in Hangzhou’s Hangzhou Tower mall.
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Links of London Introduces New Design in Canada

Aug 02, 2016Retail

International jewelry brand Links of London has unveiled its latest store design at the CF Toronto Eaton Center in Canada.
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Lakeland Eyes Australian Market

Aug 02, 2016Retail

U.K.-based kitchenware retailer Lakeland has announced a partnership with Australian electronics brand the Good Guys as part of its expansion efforts in Australia.
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NYR. Facade Enters Bahrain Market

Aug 02, 2016Industry

Wantagh, N.Y.-based glass façade contracting firm NYR. Facade has announced plans to launch its latest office in Bahrain.
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DOME Installs New Cutting-Edge Printers

Aug 02, 2016Industry

Sacramento, Calif.-based retail display provider DOME Printing and Marketing Solutions has announced the installation of two new EFI inkjet printers.
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Trina Turk Opens New Miami Flagship

Aug 02, 2016Retail

Womenswear retailer Trina Turk has launched its latest flagship property in Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard retail corridor.
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Future Teams Up with Fancy for New York Pop-Up

Aug 02, 2016Retail

Rapper Future has collaborated with online retailer Fancy to launch his New York pop-up shop Future Hive.
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CannonDesign Names New CEO

Aug 02, 2016People

Brad Lukanic has been named the new CEO of CannonDesign, the New York-based architecture and engineering firm.
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Amazon Debuts First Pick-Up Locations in Georgia

Aug 01, 2016Retail

Amazon has opened its first pick-up location in Georgia on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
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Tropical Smoothie Café Kicks Off Brand Refresh

Aug 01, 2016Retail

Atlanta-based eatery and juice bar chain Tropical Smoothie Café has launched a nationwide brand refresh that includes the debut of new store designs to better align with the brand’s culture.
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Lacoste Upgrades New York Store, Announces Additional Property

Aug 01, 2016Retail

Paris-based fashion retailer Lacoste has revealed its newly enhanced location in New York following a closure earlier this year.
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Acolyte LED Adds Prudential Lighting

Jul 29, 2016Industry

Los Angeles-based lighting manufacturer Prudential Lighting Products (PLP) has been appointed as the Southern California agent for Acolyte LED.
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Interior Designers of Canada Announces CEO

Jul 29, 2016People

Tony Brenders has been named the new CEO for Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).
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Chipotle to Introduce Burger Concept

Jul 29, 2016Retail

Denver-based Mexican giant Chipotle has announced plans to develop a burger restaurant in Lancaster, Ohio.
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Associated Wholesale Grocers Teams Up with Affiliated Foods Midwest

Jul 29, 2016Retail

Associated Wholesale Grocers will be combining its distribution business with the Nebraska-based cooperative Affiliated Foods Midwest.
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dash design Adds New Executive Director and Partner

Jul 29, 2016People

New York-based interior design and brand consulting firm dash design has added Siobhan Barry as a partner and executive director of the firm.
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