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Diego Pellicer Worldwide Inc. Introduces its Initial Retail Tenant

May 04, 2016Retail

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, a Seattle-based real estate and consumer retail development company focused on developing Diego Pellicer as the world’s first “premium” cannabis brand, has announced Peter Norris as the initial retail tenant for their flagship Seattle store.
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Charming Charlie Announces New VP of Marketing

May 04, 2016People

Houston-based Charming Charlie, the rapidly growing women’s contemporary jewelry and accessory retailer, has announced Ujjwal Dhoot as the organization’s vice president of marketing.
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David’s Bridal Announces International Expansion

May 04, 2016Retail

Conshohocken, Pa.-based David’s Bridal, has announced it is partnering with Diltex, an intimate apparel retailer in Mexico, to open its first franchise location in Mexico City.
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Nemo Tile Launches New Website

May 04, 2016Industry

Nemo Tile, a 95-year-old New York-based tile and stone provider Nemo Tile has a new look and a revamped website at nemotile.com.
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Adidas to Sell Off Golf Brands

May 04, 2016Retail

Adidas Group has announced it is selling its TaylorMade, Adams and Ashworth golf brands to focus on its core footwear and clothing categories.
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Seaside Luxe Being Renamed, Expanding

May 03, 2016Retail

Los Angeles-based retailer Seaside Luxe is rebranding and embarking on a major expansion.
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Dunkin' Donuts to Open in Hawaii

May 03, 2016Retail

Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to open its first stores in Hawaii.
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Ware Malcomb Moves To New Office In Mexico City

May 03, 2016Industry

Award-winning international design firm Ware Malcomb has announced the firm has moved to a new office located at Culiacán 123, 11th Floor, Suite 1107, Col. Hipódromo Condesa in Mexico City.
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Sports Authority Announces Sale, Liquidation

May 03, 2016Retail

After filing for Chapter 11 in March, sporting goods retailer Sports Authority has chosen to sell off its assets, ending its quest to reorganize.
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DSW Announces New Store in Virginia Beach

May 02, 2016Retail

Columbus, Ohio-based DSW Inc. has announced the opening of its new DSW location at the Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, Va.
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Tiffany & Co. Hires Grace Coddington as Creative Partner

May 02, 2016Retail

Tiffany & Co. has enlisted former Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington as its first outside creative partner.
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H&M Expands in Georgia

May 02, 2016Retail

Stockholm, Sweden-based retailer H&M has announced a new location in Lithonia, Ga.
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Kitson Founder to Open Kitross

Apr 29, 2016Retail

Today, Kitson founder Fraser Ross is plotting a comeback with his plan to open a new concept store—Kitross.
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Tesla Opens Fourth Atlanta Store

Apr 29, 2016Retail

Electric automaker Tesla Motors Inc. has opened its fourth metro Atlanta store. The 3,000-sq.-ft. store is in the Avalon mixed-use development in Alpharetta.
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Forty Five Ten to Open in Houston

Apr 29, 2016Retail

Dallas-based luxury specialty store Forty Five Ten will be expanding to Houston’s tony River Oaks District in September.
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Serena & Lily Opens Connecticut Flagship

Apr 28, 2016Retail

Sausalito, Calif.-based lifestyle and home décor brand Serena & Lily have announced the opening of its flagship, Serena & Lily Design Shop, at the restored Kemper-Gunn House in Westport, Conn.
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BHV Launches Fashion Sport Division

Apr 28, 2016Retail

Parisian department store BHV Marais has launched Fashion Sport, a new division targeting female customers.
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Cabela’s Announces Fourth Georgia Location

Apr 28, 2016Retail

Sidney, Neb.-based Cabela’s Inc. announced it will expand its presence in the greater Atlanta market with a new retail store in McDonough, Ga.
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Italian Fashion Brand to Make U.S. Debut

Apr 27, 2016Retail

Italian fashion brand Luisa Spagnoli has launched an expansion strategy to open retail stores throughout the United States.
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JCPenney Launches Sephora In-Store Shop Expansion

Apr 27, 2016Retail

Plano, Texas-based JCPenney recently announced plans to open 60 new Sephora in-store shops, including a new flagship opening this fall in Salinas, Calif.
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T-Mobile Ramping Up Store Openings

Apr 27, 2016Retail

Bellevue, Wash.-based T-Mobile plans to open 400 T-Mobile branded stores and 1,000 MetroPCS outlets this year, according to Fortune. 
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Gander Mountain to Open Pennsylvania Store

Apr 26, 2016Retail

St. Paul, Minn.-based Gander Mountain will open its newest store in Monroeville, Pa., on April 28.
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Barneys Launches New Digital Customer Experience

Apr 26, 2016Retail

RichRelevance recently announced that Barneys New York is using its Relevance Cloud personalization platform to power a first-in-kind digital customer experience at its new flagship store in New York.
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Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH Continue Partnership

Apr 26, 2016Retail

The Hudson Bay Co. (HBC) has combined the leadership of Gilt and Saks OFF 5TH in an effort to strengthen the merchandising and marketing of the retailers, and convert Gilt into an all-channel business, according to wwd.com.
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boohoo.com, Factory360 Partner for Los Angeles Pop-Up

Apr 25, 2016Retail

U.K.-based online fashion retailer boohoo.com recently partnered with experiential marketing agency Factory360 in production of a social-media driven contemporary pop-up shop.
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Sears to Close Stores to Accelerate Transformation

Apr 25, 2016Retail

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings recently announced that it will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer. 
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Macy’s Launches 28-Store Solar Power Program

Apr 25, 2016Retail

Macy’s has launched a program to install solar electric power systems at 28 California stores, including 15 in Southern California.
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Séraphine Maternity Opens Dubai Store

Apr 22, 2016Retail

New York-based Séraphine continues its global expansion, opening its first store in Dubai.
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Starbucks Opens Small-Format Store in Chicago

Apr 22, 2016Retail

Seattle-based Starbucks has opened an express format store in Chicago.
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Report: Aeropostale to Prepare Bankruptcy Filing

Apr 22, 2016Retail

New York-based teen clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc. is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as this month, according to Bloomberg.
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Hublot Opens New York Flagship

Apr 21, 2016Retail

Luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot has opened a new flagship on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
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CVS Pharmacy in Target Locations Open in Utah

Apr 21, 2016Retail

Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health announced that the first CVS Pharmacy locations in Target stores are now open in Utah.
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BJ's Wholesale Launches In-Store Pick-Up Services

Apr 21, 2016Retail

Westborough, Mass.-based BJ’s Wholesale Club is now offering “pick up and pay” services at all of its locations along the East Coast.
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Simon, Current Collaborate on ‘Mall of the Future’

Apr 20, 2016Retail

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group and Current, powered by GE, recently announced a partnership aimed at creating the next generation of efficient, intelligent malls.
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Office Depot, InContext Solutions Announce Partnership

Apr 20, 2016Retail

InContext Solutions recently announced that it is expanding its reach into the office supplies retail category through a collaboration with Office Depot Inc.
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Stop & Shop Unveils Green Energy Facility

Apr 20, 2016Retail

Quincy, Mass.-based The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC, operated by Ahold USA, opened its Green Energy Facility in Freetown, Mass., on April 15.
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Natural Grocers Announces Store Openings

Apr 19, 2016Retail

Colorado-based Natural Grocers will open a new store in Spokane, Wash., and a relocated store in Frisco, Colo.
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Le Bon Marché Unveils New Women’s Department

Apr 19, 2016Retail

Parisian department store Le Bon Marché, part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton portfolio, has unveiled a revamped women’s floor dedicated to younger fashion, according to wwd.com.
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design:retail’s Executive Editor Named Top Women in Media Honoree

Apr 19, 2016Industry

design:retail Executive Editor Alison Embrey Medina has been selected as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media honorees in the Director-Level Doers category.
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CVS Health, Curbside Announce Partnership

Apr 19, 2016Retail

Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health recently announced a partnership with Curbside to launch CVS Express.
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Turnstyle to Open New York Subway Retail Center

Apr 18, 2016Retail

The Turnstyle at Columbus Circle will open April 19, bringing 35 retailers to Manhattan’s subway system, according to wwd.com.
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Sport Chalet to Close All Stores

Apr 18, 2016Retail

Sport Chalet recently announced plans to close all of its stores.
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Stanford Shopping Center Revamp Nearing Completion

Apr 18, 2016Retail

Retail real estate company Simon recently announced that the transformation of the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., is nearing completion.
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CVS Pharmacy y más Debuts in Los Angeles

Apr 15, 2016Retail

CVS Pharmacy has launched CVS Pharmacy y más, a new shopping experience designed to provide enhanced service to the local Hispanic community, in the Los Angeles market.
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At Home Opens Second Iowa Location

Apr 15, 2016Retail

Plano, Texas-based At Home has opened its newest store in Waterloo, Iowa.
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Johnny Rockets Unveils Brand Refresh

Apr 15, 2016Retail

Lake Forest, Calif.-based Johnny Rockets has debuted a brand refresh at its restaurant in Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse, N.Y.
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dash design Names New Creative Director

Apr 14, 2016People

New York-based interior design and brand-consulting firm dash design recently announced the appointment of Peter Burgoyne as a new creative director for the firm.
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Earthwerks Launches Online Room Visualizer

Apr 14, 2016Industry

Earthwerks has launched a new room visualizer tool online at earthwerks.com.
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Lowe’s to Acquire RONA

Apr 14, 2016Retail

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s Cos. Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Boucherville, Quebec, Canada-based RONA Inc. for $2.3 billion. 
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A.R.E. | POPAI Expands Marketing-at-Retail Program

Apr 14, 2016Industry

A.R.E. | POPAI The New Association’s marketing-at-retail certification program (MaRC) is piloting global expansion.
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DICK’S Sporting Goods to Open Dual-Concept Store in Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2016Retail

DICK’S Sporting Goods and Field & Stream will open a dual-format store in Viewmont Mall in Scranton, Pa.
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Simon to Unveil Madame Tussauds Attraction in Tennessee

Apr 14, 2016Retail

Retail real estate company Simon recently announced that it will open a music-themed Madame Tussauds wax attraction at its Opry Mills property in Nashville, Tenn.
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JCPenney Launches New Plus-Size Brand, Store Concept

Apr 13, 2016Retail

Plano, Texas-based JCPenney is introducing its first-ever plus-size fashion brand, Boutique+.
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Davidoff Opens New York Flagship

Apr 13, 2016Retail

Basel, Switzerland-based Davidoff has opened its newest global flagship store and cigar lounge in New York. The 2,000-sq.-ft. store is located in Brookfield Place, a luxury shopping destination alongside the Hudson River in the Financial District.
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BurgerFi Announces Kuwait Expansion Plans

Apr 13, 2016Retail

North Palm Beach, Fla.-based BurgerFi has reached a multi-unit development deal for expansion in Kuwait.
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Sundance Announces Texas Store

Apr 12, 2016Retail

Salt Lake City-based Sundance has opened its newest store in Southlake, Texas.
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MUJOSH Continues to Build Presence in Asia Pacific

Apr 12, 2016Retail

Hong Kong-based MUJOSH has opened its first store in Singapore.
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The North Face to Open New York Flagship

Apr 12, 2016Retail

California-based The North Face has signed a lease for a new flagship on New York’s Fifth Avenue, according to The Real Deal.
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Ethan Allen Debuts New Retail Concept

Apr 11, 2016Retail

Ethan Allen has moved its Design Center in Warwick, R.I., to a new location in Garden City Center, an upscale shopping center in nearby Cranston.
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Kohl’s to Close Pilot In-Store Cafes

Apr 11, 2016Retail

After a seven-month pilot run, Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Kohl’s Corp. will close its in-store coffee shops, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.
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Target Introduces New Collaboration on New York’s High Line

Apr 11, 2016Retail

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. launched a Marimekko for Target installation on New York’s High Line to celebrate its latest designer collaboration on April 8.

 


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First 365 by Whole Foods Market to Open May 25

Apr 08, 2016Retail

Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods will debut its first 365 by Whole Foods Market on May 25 in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood.
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Petco to Unveil 15 New Stores in April

Apr 08, 2016Retail

San Diego-based Petco will open seven new Petco stores across the country in April.
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ALDI Continues Expansion

Apr 08, 2016Retail

Batavia, Ill.-based ALDI will open 10 new Southern California locations on April 21.
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Starbucks to Bring Roastery Concept to New York

Apr 07, 2016Retail

Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. will open its next Roastery location in New York’s Meatpacking District at 61 Ninth Ave.
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H&M Plans 425 New Stores This Year

Apr 07, 2016Retail

Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) recently announced plans for a net addition of approximately 425 new stores for the 2015/2016 financial year.
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Saks OFF 5TH Unveils Atlanta Store

Apr 07, 2016Retail

New York-based Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH has opened its newest store in Atlanta.
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Scotch & Soda to Open in New York’s Seaport District

Apr 06, 2016Retail

The Howard Hughes Corp. has signed a lease with Scotch & Soda to open a new store in New York’s Seaport District.
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Lane Bryant Opens South Carolina Store

Apr 06, 2016Retail

Columbus, Ohio-based Lane Bryant has opened its newest location in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
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Hudson’s Bay to Invest in Saks Expansion, Store Renovations

Apr 06, 2016Retail

Hudson’s Bay Co. plans to invest more than normal in growth initiatives this year.
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MBH Architects Appoints New Principal

Apr 05, 2016People

Alameda, Calif.-based architecture firm MBH Architects is excited to announce the appointment of Dimple Manghani to principal.
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Pacific Northern Announces Executive Team Changes

Apr 05, 2016People

Carollton, Texas-based Pacific Northern Inc. (PN) recently announced the promotion of Mike Wharton to president.
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Staples, Workbar Offer Co-Working Spaces

Apr 05, 2016Retail

Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. and Workbar recently announced a new collaboration to offer co-working facilities within select Staples retail locations.
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Macy’s Hires Real Estate Expert to Executive Team

Apr 05, 2016People

Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. has hired Douglas W. Sesler, a recognized leader in real estate investments, restructurings, strategic transactions and portfolio management, as its new executive vice president for real estate.
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MoMA Design Store to Expand Presence in Japan

Apr 05, 2016Retail

New York-based The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store recently announced a new partnership that will expand its presence in Japan through an agreement with specialty and lifestyle retailer LoFt Co. Ltd.
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Ware Malcomb Names New Principal

Apr 05, 2016People

Ware Malcomb recently announced that Matt Chaiken has been promoted to principal of the firm’s Denver office.
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Bloomingdale’s Expands Outlet Format

Apr 04, 2016Retail

Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. will open a new Bloomingdale’s Outlet store in November 2016 in The Outlets at Orange, in Orange, Calif.
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Crate & Barrel to Make Nevada Debut

Apr 04, 2016Retail

Home goods retailer Crate & Barrel will open its first-ever Nevada location, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Chick-fil-A Unveils Second Manhattan Restaurant

Apr 04, 2016Retail

Five months after opening its largest restaurant in the country in New York, Chick-fil-A has increased its Manhattan footprint with the opening of a second location.
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Baresque, MDC Announce Partnership

Apr 01, 2016Industry

Los Angeles-based interior finishes manufacturer Baresque has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with MDC for its Zintra Acoustic Solutions product range.
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Reeve Store Equipment Names New Director

Apr 01, 2016People

Pico Rivera, Calif.-based Reeve Store Equipment Co. has hired Steve Summers as its new director of business development.
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REVOLVE Unveils New ‘Social Club’

Apr 01, 2016Retail

Online retailer REVOLVE has opened REVOLVE Social Club, an exclusive physical shopping experience on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Starbucks Opens Universal Studios Location

Apr 01, 2016Retail

Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. store at Universal Studios in Universal City, Calif.
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Timberland Opens London Store

Apr 01, 2016Retail

Stratham, N.H.-based Timberland has opened a new London store at 158 Oxford St.
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Amazon Veteran Joins Nordstrom as CTO

Mar 31, 2016People

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. recently announced that Kumar Srinivasan has joined the company as chief technology officer (CTO).
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IKEA Partners with Fashion Designers to Launch Exclusive Collections

Mar 31, 2016Retail

Between April and September 2016, IKEA will be launching three new limited edition collections created in collaboration with fashion designers from across Europe.
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Five Below Continues Rapid Expansion

Mar 31, 2016Retail

Philadelphia-based Five Below continues to expand, recently announcing that it will enter Louisiana.
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Conn’s to Open New Stores

Mar 30, 2016Retail

The Woodlands, Texas-based Conn’s plans to open 10 to 15 new stores during fiscal 2017.
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Kit and Ace to Launch Hotel Pop-up Series

Mar 30, 2016Retail

Canadian retailer Kit and Ace will launch a series of pop-up shops in collaboration with luxury hotels in major cities across the globe.
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Apple Unveils ‘Next-Gen’ Store

Mar 30, 2016Retail

Apple has unveiled the first U.S. store to feature its “next-generation” design in Germantown, Tenn., according to AppleInsider.
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PORCELANOSA Opens Atlanta Showroom

Mar 29, 2016Retail

Global manufacturer and distributor of luxury kitchen and bath products PORCELANOSA has opened a new showroom in Atlanta.
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Ross Stores Opens 28 New Locations

Mar 29, 2016Retail

Dublin, Calif.-based Ross Stores recently opened a total of 22 Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and six dd’s DISCOUNTS stores across 15 different states in February and March.
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Macy’s Sells San Diego Store

Mar 29, 2016Retail

Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. has sold two buildings at Westfield Mission Valley mall in San Diego for $16.5 million, according to wwd.com.
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JHA Relocates New York Office

Mar 28, 2016Industry

Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates (JHA) has relocated its New York office.
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The RealReal Expands Physical Store Presence

Mar 28, 2016Retail

San Francisco-based online luxury consignment retailer The RealReal continues to expand its bricks-and-mortar presence opening a third office location in Chicago.
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Founder of Uniweb Dies at 86

Mar 28, 2016People

Visionary and inventor Karl Forman Weber, 86, passed away on Feb. 25, 2016.
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Ingles Markets Names New CEO

Mar 28, 2016People

Asheville, N.C.-based Ingles Markets Inc. recently announced that Robert P. Ingle II and the company’s board of directors has appointed Jim Lanning as CEO and president of Ingles.
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P+R Architects Expands Team

Mar 28, 2016People

Long Beach, Calif.-based P+R Architects recently added Damon Pressman as its new retail store director.
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Korean Beauty Retailer Launches U.S. Expansion

Mar 28, 2016Retail

Korean beauty retailer ARITAUM plans to expand its U.S. presence throughout 2016.
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Nordstrom Rack Announces Planned Stores

Mar 25, 2016Retail

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. plans to open new stores in Cedar Park, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
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