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Furla Opens New Shanghai Flagship

May 27, 2016Retail

As sales continue to rise in China, Italian handbag brand Furla has introduced a new flagship location in Shanghai.
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CMA Designs Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant Flagship

May 27, 2016Retail

Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant has celebrated the debut of its new flagship location in Eagan, Minn.
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Wolf & Badger Broadens Offerings

May 27, 2016Retail

London-based retailer Wolf & Badger has announced plans to expand its product selection.
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Arborite Obtains LaminArt

May 26, 2016Industry

Montreal-based high-pressure laminate manufacturer Arborite has announced that it has acquired LaminArt.
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Indigo Prepares to Launch Toronto Location

May 26, 2016Retail

Canadian book and toy retailer Indigo has kicked off the grand opening of its newest location at CF Sherway Gardens in Toronto.
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W. Jay Wynne to Retire from 3A Composites USA

May 26, 2016People

W. Jay Wynne, senior advisor for North Carolina-based 3A Composites USA, has announced his retirement following 45 years in the industry.
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Canada Goose Announces New Stores in New York and Canada

May 26, 2016Retail

Following the successful launches of its first pop-up location at the Sundance Film Festival in January and an e-commerce push, luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose has announced the development of two new stores for the fall in New York and Toronto.
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Cushman & Wakefield Adds New Senior Managing Director

May 26, 2016People

Todd Kohlbecker, CCIM, has joined New York-based Cushman & Wakefiled’s retail portfolio services center (PSC) as the new senior managing director.
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Elkus Manfredi Architects and Gulf Related to Launch Robust Retail Corridor in Abu Dhabi

May 26, 2016Retail

UAE-based real estate development company Gulf Related and Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects have teamed up for the launch of the 3.1 million-sq.-ft. Al Maryah Central retail center in Abu Dhabi.
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Coach Prepares to Launch New Hudson Yards Headquarters

May 25, 2016Retail

High-fashion brand Coach is preparing to celebrate the grand opening of its new headquarters at 10 Hudson Yards in New York.
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Charming Charlie Arrives in Oman

May 25, 2016Retail

The fast-growing contemporary accessory and jewelry retailer Charming Charlie has opened its first store in Oman.
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Value Retail Launches Second Chinese Retail Village

May 25, 2016Retail

U.K.-based Value Retail has debuted a new outpost in Shanghai.
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Aritzia’s Babaton Label to Debut Toronto Location

May 24, 2016Retail

Vancouver-based fashion retailer Aritzia has announced the opening of a new freestanding location to house its minimalist Babaton.
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Saks Fifth Avenue Sets Its Sights on American Dream

May 24, 2016Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue plans to close its store at Short Hills, N.J., to make way for a new location at the American Dream shopping and entertainment center in East Rutherford, NJ.
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Humanizing Retail

May 24, 2016Opinions

In a follow up to her February column, “The Curious Consumer,” Lucie Greene of J. Walter Thompson Intelligence looks at additional key emerging retail themes on the horizon for 2016. So, what’s next?
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Pandora Arrives in Philadelphia

May 24, 2016Retail

Danish brand Pandora, one of the world’s largest jewelry brands, has unveiled its newest location at 1613 Walnut Street in Philadelphia’s premier shopping district.
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40 Under 40

May 23, 2016Awards & Events

Meet the 2016 class of retail design's next leaders. This. Is. Our. Future

 


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Lidl Announces U.S. Expansion

May 23, 2016Retail

German grocery chain Lidl has announced U.S. expansion plans with an eye on the East Coast from New Jersey to Georgia.
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Phone Charging Stations to Debut at Neiman Marcus

May 23, 2016Retail

Dallas-based Neiman Marcus has announced plans to launch complimentary mobile phone charging stations for stores nationwide.
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James Sundstad Joins CBX

May 23, 2016People

Veteran brand strategist and retail and restaurant designer James Sundstad has been appointed vice president of New York-based brand agency and retail design consultancy CBX.
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KTGY Appoints New Principal

May 23, 2016People

Architect and urban planner Michael K. Medick has been added as a principal to Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY Architecture + Planning.
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Nuckolls Fund Awards $60,000 to Universities and Students

May 23, 2016Industry

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education awarded $60,000 for lighting education grants during its recent annual luncheon in San Diego.
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The Battery Atlanta Welcomes Eight New Stores

May 23, 2016Retail

The Atlanta Braves are introducing eight new additions to the pipeline for the Battery Atlanta, the mixed-use venue the brand is in development with alongside SunTrust Park, currently under construction in Smyrna, Ga.
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Pirch Unveils New Showroom in Manhattan

May 20, 2016Retail

Home appliance outfitter Pirch is launching its new 32,000-sq.-ft. flagship showroom in New York’s stylish SoHo neighborhood this weekend.
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Fish Hippie Opens in Georgia

May 20, 2016Retail

Mt. Airy, N.C.-based apparel retailer Fish Hippie has partnered with Atlanta-based The London Trading Company to open its first branded store.
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Perspectives: Q&A with Ignaz Gorischek

May 20, 2016Opinions

design:retail chats with industry veteran Ignaz Gorischek about his move to CallisonRTKL as a vice president after almost 24 years with Neiman Marcus.
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Meijer Debuts Two New Superstores

May 20, 2016Retail

Grocery retailer Meijer has launched two 192,000-sq.-ft. supercenters in Evansville, Ind., and Owensboro, Ky.
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DAS Architects Announces Two New Hires

May 19, 2016People

Dominika Chanc and Peter Orybkiewicz have joined Philadelphia-based firm DAS Architects as the senior interior designer and senior project architect, respectively.
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Taco Bell Unveils Four New Store Designs

May 19, 2016Retail

As part of a rebranding effort, Taco Bell has launched four new design concepts for restaurants nationwide.
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At Home Debuts Two Stores

May 19, 2016Retail

Home décor superstore chain At Home has opened two new locations this week in Texas and Mississippi.
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Amour Vert Appoints New President

May 19, 2016People

California-based fashion brand Amour Vert has named Aaron Hoey as its new president.
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NanoLumens Teams Up with AdMobilize

May 19, 2016Industry

LED visualization solutions manufacturer NanoLumens announced that it has partnered with venture-backed technology company AdMobilize to develop more dynamic, data-driven experiences for digital signage users.
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Knot Standard Launches New York Showroom

May 19, 2016Retail

Luxury menswear retailer Knot Standard has launched a new showroom in New York’s chic Flatiron district.
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Markopoulos Award 2016

May 18, 2016Awards & Events

Bill Goddu's life-long passion for design and creating is recognized with the 20th annual Markopoulos Award
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MUJOSH Opens First Overseas Property in Malaysia

May 18, 2016Retail

Hong Kong-born fashion eyewear brand MUJOSH has launched its first overseas concept store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Burger King Spa Launches in Finland

May 18, 2016Retail

Burger King’s Mannerheimintie branch in Helsinki, Finland, has debuted its new onsite spa.
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Carolina Herrera Unveils Second Rodeo Drive Location

May 18, 2016Retail

Carolina Herrera has debuted its first ready-to-wear boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
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Hudson’s Bay Announces European Expansion

May 17, 2016Retail

Hudson’s Bay Co. Inc. (HBC) has announced plans for a $38.6 million expansion into the European market.
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Sundance Expands to Oregon

May 17, 2016Retail

Robert Redford’s lifestyle apparel brand announced the launch of its new location in Tigard, Ore.
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L’OCCITANE en Provence Arrives in Disney Springs

May 17, 2016Retail

The French beauty retailer has debuted a flagship location in the new commercial waterfront district at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
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The Markopoulos Circle

May 16, 2016Awards & Events

Celebrating 20 years of industry icons in the name of legendary retail designer Andrew Markopoulos
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J.C. Penney to Expand Appliance Selection

May 16, 2016Retail

With investments in new and existing homes on the rise, J.C. Penney has expanded its home departments nationwide by adding appliances to almost 500 showrooms.
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CallisonRTKL Promotes More Than 10 Designers to Vice President Positions

May 16, 2016People

Baltimore-based design firm CallisonRTKL has promoted architect Kelly Farrell, AIA, to the role of senior vice president, and named her as global practice group leader for the workplace.
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CSA Announces Expansion of Leadership Team

May 16, 2016People

New York-based branding agency Carbone Smolan Agency (CSA) has announced the expansion of its leadership team with four new members to assist in the management of agency-wide growth.
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King of Prussia Opens Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection

May 16, 2016Retail

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has celebrated the grand opening of the latest Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection store in King of Prussia, Pa.
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UGG Debuts Disney Springs Location

May 16, 2016Retail

UGG’s latest retail space has opened its doors in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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Frank Mayer and Associates Announces New Account Executive

May 16, 2016People

Agustin Perez has been named as the newest account executive with the Grafton, Wisc.-based design firm.
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ASID Announces ELEVATE Programs for ICFF

May 13, 2016Industry

ASID has announced this year’s series of educational programs as part of ICFF’s ELEVATE forum.
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Cold Stone Creamery Debuts in Kochi, India

May 13, 2016Retail

The new store is part of the brand’s plan to open 40 new locations in India.
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Massimo Dutti Opens First Location in India

May 13, 2016Retail

Massimo Dutti has launched its latest global concept store at Select Citywalk in New Delhi.
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Bauer Hockey Announces Plans for Toronto Own The Moment

May 13, 2016Retail

Bauer Hockey has announced the expansion of its popular Own The Moment retail concept into Canada
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Vassi Design Group Appoints New Business Development Director

May 12, 2016People

Kurt Johnston has been named the new director of business development for Vassi.
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Todd Snyder Unveils Second Tailgate Store in Wisconsin

May 12, 2016Retail

The second Tailgate store has opened at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
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Sirivannavari Pop-up Opens in Milan

May 12, 2016Retail

The Princess of Thailand is launching a new pop-up location in the Milanese department store La Rinascente for her eponymous label Sirivannavari.
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Herman Miller Flagship Debuts in New York

May 12, 2016Retail

Herman Miller has opened its new New York flagship store in the heart of the city’s chic Gramercy neighborhood.
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ConTech Enlists LiteSource as North and South Carolina Representative

May 11, 2016Industry

LiteSource will represent ConTech in North and South Carolina.
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High-End Wedding Fashion Arrives at Betty Bridal Atelier Charleston

May 11, 2016Retail

Proprietor Rachel Mistretta will use her longstanding industry relationships to provide new and upscale labels for Southern brides.
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Acolyte LED Names North American Division President

May 11, 2016People

Travis Jones has been appointed to the leadership team of New York-based Acolyte LED.
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Staples and Office Depot Cancel $6.3 Billion Merger

May 11, 2016Retail

The planned $6.3 billion merger between Staples, the nation’s top office supply chain, and its rival Office Depot is no more following judicial intervention.
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Dior Debuts Flagship in Cannes

May 11, 2016Retail

Christian Dior has unveiled its new flagship location in Cannes, just across from the famed Palais de Festival.
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Kum & Go Debuts New Store Concept in Iowa

May 10, 2016Retail

The 6,000-square-foot location showcases an open-kitchen concept as well as a new logo.
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GUESS Announces Moscow Flagship Store and Showroom

May 10, 2016Retail

A new GUESS flagship store is preparing to open its doors in Moscow’s Europeisky Mall.
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Abercrombie & Fitch Announces Middle East Expansion

May 10, 2016Retail

The brand has opened eight stores with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait since 2013.
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IKEA Canada to Open Toronto Pop-Up Experience

May 09, 2016Retail

IKEA Canada is introducing a food-focused Pop-Up Experience in the heart of downtown Toronto, open May 13-26.
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Flexibility in Retail Design

May 09, 2016Opinions

In today’s lightning-fast retail marketplace, there is an overarching sense of speed and immediacy prevalent in every consumer interaction.
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Scoop NYC Closing All Stores

May 09, 2016Retail

Contemporary clothing and accessories chain Scoop NYC has shuttered its 10,000-sq.-ft. SoHo flagship at 473 Broadway, and is in the process of closing all of its stores.
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Nautica Opens New York Flagship

May 09, 2016Retail

Nautica has opened a boutique flagship store in New York’s SoHo.
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Victoria’s Secret Expands in Italy

May 06, 2016Retail

Victoria’s Secret, part of Columbus, Ohio-based L Brands, is growing its retail presence in the Italian market with the opening of a new store in Venice and one in Rome’s central train station.
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Talbots Opens Revamped Manhattan Flagship

May 06, 2016Retail

Talbots has opened a newly renovated flagship on Madison Avenue in New York.
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Luisa Spagnoli Opens U.S. Store

May 06, 2016Retail

Italian luxury brand Luisa Spagnoli has opened its first full-store concept store in the United States at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
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The Fresh Market Announces Closure of 13 U.S. Locations

May 05, 2016Retail

The Fresh Market has announced the closure of 13 locations across the United States.
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At Home Opens Third Pennsylvania Location

May 05, 2016Retail

At Home, the Plano, Texas-based home décor superstore, announced the opening of the York, Pa., location.
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The Limited Unveils Off-Price Backroom Brand

May 05, 2016Retail

Columbus, Ohio-based The Limited has introduced Backroom at The Limited, a new brand and store designed to “offer value-driven women’s apparel at conveniently located malls and shopping centers,” according to the company.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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