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DSA Phototech Appoints Vice President of Business Development

Jul 22, 2016People

Carsona, Calif.-based signage solution provider DSA Phototech has announced that Brad Lunning will serve as a new member of the sales team and as the new vice president of business development.
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Arborite Eyes U.S. Growth with Six New Representatives

Jul 22, 2016People

Montreal-based laminate distributor Arborite has added six new representatives to its team as it expands into the U.S. markets.
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LSI Industries Names New Senior Vice President of Operations

Jul 22, 2016People

Jon Bartlett has been appointed the new senior vice president of operations for North Canton, Ohio-based image solutions manufacturer LSI Industries.
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Holt Renfrew Announces New President, New Store Opening

Jul 22, 2016Retail

Toronto-based department store chain Holt Renfrew has appointed Mario Grauso as its new president.
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Primark Continues U.S. Expansion

Jul 22, 2016Retail

Dublin, Ireland-based clothing retailer Primark is continuing its expansion efforts in the United States with the debut of its two newest locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Future Group Debuts Latest Store Concept in India

Jul 22, 2016Retail

Indian retailer the Future Group has unveiled its latest concept, the Future Style Lab, in two new locations in New Delhi and Mumbai.
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Alex and Ani Reveal Big Expansion Plans

Jul 21, 2016Retail

Rhode Island-based accessories retailer Alex and Ani has announced plans to launch 27 new locations in North America by the end of 2016, rounding out its total portfolio to 90 stores.
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Target Launches New Store Concept in New York

Jul 21, 2016Retail

Target has unveiled the first of its flexible format stores in New York with a new location in Forest Hills, Queens.
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Cooper + Dash Celebrate First Store Opening

Jul 21, 2016Retail

ooper + Dash, a Denver, Colo.-based lifestyle retailer, has launched in first store in the Mile High City’s lower downtown neighborhood.
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MoMA Design Store to Undergo Renovation

Jul 20, 2016Retail

The Museum of Modern Art Design Store in New York has announced plans to renovate its Midtown location to establish a stronger connection to the museum.
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Macy’s Rolls Out On Call Program

Jul 20, 2016Retail

Macy’s department stores have introduced the new navigational program Macy’s On Call.
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Vanessa Seward Arrives in the U.S.

Jul 20, 2016Retail

International women’s fashion brand Vanessa Seward has introduced its first store in the United States with the opening of a location on Melrose Place in Los Angeles.
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Metroflor Names New Chief Sustainability Officer

Jul 19, 2016People

Norwalk, Conn.-based flooring manufacturer Metroflor has appointed Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first chief sustainability officer for both Metroflor and Halstead Intl.
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Sonos Launches Manhattan Flagship

Jul 19, 2016Retail

New York-based sound systems retailer Sonos has introduced its first flagship in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.
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Ross Stores Launches 31 New Locations

Jul 19, 2016Retail

Dublin, Calif.-based retailer Ross Stores has announced the unveiling of 31 new locations across 15 states.
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gpstudio Announces New Director of Digital

Jul 19, 2016People

London-based interior design firm gpstudio has announced the appointment of Jenny White as its new director of digital.
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Hello Kitty Café Arrives in the U.S.

Jul 19, 2016Retail

El Segundo, Calif.-based Sanrio has debuted the first Hello Kitty Café for U.S. markets at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, Calif.
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Stylmark Announces New President

Jul 19, 2016People

Minneapolis, Minn.-based retail and commercial décor manufacturer Stylmark has announced that Kevin Brown will assume the role of president for the company.
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Buying on the Move

Jul 18, 2016Opinions

Paco Underhill discusses issues in transportation-related retail spaces.
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Foot Locker and Famous Footwear to Open in Ka Makana Alii

Jul 18, 2016Retail

Ka Makana Alii, the 1.4-million-sq.-ft. mall in West Oahu, H.I., has announced that Foot Locker and Famous Footwear will introduce new locations within the forthcoming property later this fall.
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Prick Introduces Cactus Boutique Concept to London

Jul 18, 2016Retail

Prick, London’s first boutique cacti and succulent shop, has debuted in the city’s eastern neighborhood of Dalston.
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Simon Burstein Opens The Place London for Men

Jul 18, 2016Retail

Retailer Simon Burstein has unveiled The Place London for Men in London’s Connaught Village, the sequel location to the womenswear-centric The Place London.
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Life is Good Announces New President

Jul 15, 2016People

New England-based lifestyle brand Life is Good has appointed Lisa Tanzer as its new president.
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Soft Surroundings to Open Third Georgia Store

Jul 15, 2016Retail

St. Louis, Mo.-based women’s luxury brand Soft Surroundings has announced plans to open its third location in the Atlanta area.
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Mary Kay Announces $100-Million Facility

Jul 15, 2016Industry

Dallas-based cosmetics brand Mary Kay has announced plans to develop its $100-million manufacturing, research and development facility in Lewisville, Texas.
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Friend Relocates New Orleans Store

Jul 15, 2016Retail

Popular New Orleans-based menswear brand Friend has relocated its store to a new home within the Ace Hotel in the city’s warehouse district.
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GCI Graphics Acquired by Exploring Inc.

Jul 15, 2016Industry

Atlanta, G.A.-based Exploring Inc., parent company of growing area brands like Brumark and ID3 Group, has announced the acquisition of GCI Graphics.
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Starbucks Teams Up with Princi

Jul 15, 2016Retail

High-end Italian bakery brand Princi is partnering with Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. for the launch of a series of new stores in 2017.
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Ahold and Delhaize Announce Plans to Sell U.S. Stores

Jul 14, 2016Retail

Royal Ahold NV and Delhaize Group have announced plans to sell 86 U.S. stores.
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Cotton On to Relaunch New York Location

Jul 14, 2016Retail

Australian fashion retailer Cotton On is preparing to launch its newly expanded and revamped Garden City, N.Y. location at the Roosevelt Field Mall.
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The Guess Corp. on the Hunt for Gas Stations and Convenience Stores

Jul 14, 2016Retail

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based holding company the Guess Corp. has announced plans to seek the acquisition of more than 1,000 gas stations and convenience stores in the next year.
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Eileen Fisher to Unveil First Ever Pop-Up

Jul 13, 2016Retail

New York-based retailer Eileen Fisher is preparing to reveal its new “Remade in the USA” collection with its first pop-up in Brooklyn.
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Vidorra Debuts First Official Store

Jul 13, 2016Retail

Women’s fashion retailer Vidorra has opened its first brick-and-mortar store at the Alhambra Place/Shea Properties retail center in Alhambra, Calif.
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Intermix Closes Dallas Store, Ugg to Move In

Jul 13, 2016Retail

New York-based fashion retailer Intermix has announced the closing of its Dallas, location at the NorthPark Center.
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2016 design:retail 40 Under 40

Jul 13, 2016Awards & Events

design:retial celebrates the 2016 40 Under 40 honorees
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Gerber Technology Teams Up with CFDA

Jul 12, 2016Industry

Tolland, Conn.-based integrated software and automated solutions brand Gerber Technology has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Manufacturing Initiative.
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Hy-Vee Market Grilles Continue to Expand

Jul 12, 2016Retail

West Des Moines, Iowa-based supermarket chain Hy-Vee is continuing to unveil its new onsite restaurant concept Hy-Vee Market Grille, with two new locations arriving in Lawrence, Kan., and Columbia, Mo.
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Krownlab Announces Two New Additions

Jul 12, 2016People

Jesse McFadden and Scott Wilson have joined Portland, Ore.-based architectural hardware designer and manufacturer Krownlab as technical representatives.
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Final Minyard Locations Purchased by Fiesta Mart

Jul 12, 2016Retail

Houston-based grocer Fiesta Mart has acquired the final nine locations of the Dallas-based grocery chain Minyard Food Stores.
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SupaPop Launches New Art and Branding Concept

Jul 12, 2016Industry

London-based design and branding firm Blue Sky Hospitality founder Henry Chebaane has joined forces with pop artist Sean Danconia.
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Joie to Join Brookfield Place

Jul 12, 2016Retail

The Lower Manhattan retail hub Brookfield Place has announced that California-based womenswear brand Joie will occupy a 2,000-sq.-ft. storefront as a permanent tenant.
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Naterra Arrives in South Korea

Jul 11, 2016Retail

Coppell, Texas-based beauty and personal care brand Naterra is celebrating the soft opening of its official Korean flagship in the upscale Seoul district of Gangnam.
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Valentino Launches First of Two Tokyo Flagships

Jul 11, 2016Retail

Italian fashion house Valentino has debuted its new flagship store in the fashionable Omotesando district of Tokyo.
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Suitsupply Unveils San Francisco Store

Jul 11, 2016Retail

Netherlands-based menswear retailer Suitsupply has unveiled its latest location at 175 Maiden Lane in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping corridor.
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Digital Natives Shaking Up the Shopping Landscape

Jul 11, 2016Opinions

Rebecca Brooks analyzes four major trends of Digital Natives' shopping behaviors and how they affect brand marketing.
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Rimowa Launches Expansion in the U.S. and London

Jul 08, 2016Retail

Luxury German luggage brand Rimowa has introduced three new locations in Boston, California, and London.
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Gensler Begins Work on Shaw Create Centre

Jul 08, 2016Industry

Gensler has broken ground on Shaw Industries Group’s three-story, 67,000-sq.-ft. Create Centre in Cartersville, Ga.
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Brickell City Centre Announces Latest Retail Tenants

Jul 08, 2016Retail

Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Suit Supply, Stitched, and Pinko have been announced as the latest tenants to occupy the Brickell City Centre in Miami.

 


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New Vice President of Business Development Joins iDX

Jul 08, 2016People

St. Louis, Mo.-based iDX Corp. has appointed Steve Brown to join the company as its new vice president of business development.
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Cuyana Opens New Los Angeles Pop-Up

Jul 08, 2016Retail

San Francisco-based women’s accessories brand Cuyana has arrived in Los Angeles with a pop-up space at the downtown boutique and gallery Alchemy Works.
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Reeve Announces the Acquisition of Two Product Lines

Jul 08, 2016Industry

Pico Rivera, Calif.-based furniture manufacturer Reeve Store Equipment has announced the acquisition of Clemco-Elite Standard Systems and Garcy Stud.
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Deadline for GlobalShop 2017 Speaker Proposals Announced

Jul 07, 2016Retail

Speaker proposals for GlobalShop 2017, the annual visual merchandising trade show, will be accepted through Friday, August 12, 2016.
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West Elm Join Forces with Casper

Jul 07, 2016Retail

Home furnishings retailer West Elm has announced a new partnership with mattress startup Casper, with plans to feature the brand’s signature sleep surface at stores across the United States.
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A Culture of Product Innovation

Jul 07, 2016Opinions

Executive Editor Alison Embrey Medina speaks to the innovative mindset she consistently witnesses among businesses and the beauty of design.
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The Bespoke Club Launches Singapore Flagship

Jul 07, 2016Retail

Upscale tailoring brand The Bespoke Club (TBC) is celebrating the grand opening of its flagship store at the Suntec City Mall in Singapore.
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Cesar Opens Latest Flagship in New York

Jul 06, 2016Retail

Italian luxury kitchen brand Cesar has debuted its latest flagship property in Manhattan’s Flatiron district.
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Walker Zanger Relocates Showroom

Jul 06, 2016Industry

Stone and tile distributor Walker Zanger has unveiled its newest showroom in Port Chester, N.Y.
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Rem Koolhaas Redesigns Repossi Paris Flagship

Jul 06, 2016Retail

Italian jewelry retailer Repossi has unveiled its newly redesigned Paris flagship property, which underwent its first renovation since opening in 1985.
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Gruppo Euromobil Opens First Flagship

Jul 06, 2016Retail

Veneto, Italy-based furniture design company Gruppo Euromobil has opened its first flagship location in Vienna.
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IIDA NY Announces New President

Jul 06, 2016People

Ginger Gilden, IIDA, has been named as the new president of the International Interior Design Association’s New York (IIDA NY) chapter.
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PAVE Unveils New Website Design

Jul 06, 2016Industry

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) has launched its newly revamped website, paveglobal.org.
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Adore Cosmetics Unveils Store in Cambridge, Mass.

Jul 05, 2016Retail

Organic skincare and beauty retailer Adore Cosmetics has debuted its latest Boston-area store.
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Boutique 1 to Arrive in London

Jul 05, 2016Retail

Middle Eastern luxury fashion retailer Boutique 1 is preparing for the launch of its newest store in London later this month.
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Back-to-School Spending to Increase This Year

Jul 05, 2016Retail

Findings from the second annual Back-to-School Consumer Pulse Survey from Rubicon Projects indicate that parents will be tackling back-to-school shopping earlier this year and spending more.
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Ware Malcomb Announces New Director of Interior Architecture, Design

Jul 01, 2016People

Mary Grbic Cheval has been named the new director of interior architecture and design for Irvine, Calif.-based design firm Ware Malcomb.
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Huddle House to Open New Restaurant Inside Pennsylvania Hotel

Jul 01, 2016Retail

American restaurant chain Huddle House has announced plans to debut a new location inside of the Days Inn in East Stroudsburg, Penn.
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Lexmark Appoints New CEO

Jul 01, 2016People

Dalton, GA.-based carpet manufacturer Lexmark Carpet Mills has named Paul Cleary as its new CEO.
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Francesca’s to Open at the Denver Pavilions

Jul 01, 2016Retail

The Denver Pavilions has announced that Houston-based specialty retailer Francesca’s will be launching a new store inside the shopping center.
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Shop! is Introduced as New A.R.E. | POPAI The New Association Brand Name

Jul 01, 2016Industry

Chicago-based trade association A.R.E. | POPAI The New Association has officially changed its name to Shop!
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Aquazzura Launches East Hampton Pop-Up

Jul 01, 2016Retail

Florence, Italy-based luxury footwear brand Aquazzura has debuted a new pop-up store in East Hampton, N.Y.
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Warby Parker to Open Store in Palo Alto, Calif.

Jun 30, 2016Retail

American eyeglass and sunglass retailer Warby Parker has announced plans to pursue a new location in Palo Alto, Calif., its third in the Bay Area.
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Kellogg’s Launches Cereal Café in Times Square

Jun 30, 2016Retail

Battle Creek, Mich.-based food manufacturer Kellogg’s has announced that it will launch its new cereal-centric restaurant, Kellogg’s NYC, in Times Square.
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Johnny Rockets Unveils New Design in Washington, D.C.

Jun 30, 2016Retail

Burger chain Johnny Rocket’s is continuing its ongoing brand refresh with the grand reopening celebration of its Washington, D.C., location in Georgetown.
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ModCloth Opens Latest Pop-Up in Portland, Ore.

Jun 29, 2016Retail

Online retailer ModCloth is launching its first pop-up location at the Pioneer Place mall in Portland, Ore.
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MUJI to Launch New Jersey Location

Jun 29, 2016Retail

Japanese retailer MUJI is preparing for the debut of its latest location at the Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping center in Paramus, N.J.
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Whole Foods to Relocate Rocky Mountains Headquarters

Jun 29, 2016Retail

Whole Foods Market has announced plans to relocate its regional headquarters in the Rocky Mountains from Boulder, Colo., to Denver.
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Deadline Approaching for design:retail Portfolio Awards: Vote Now!

Jun 28, 2016Retail

Time is running out! Make your voice heard by taking part in design:retail's annual reader survey that determines the winners of the 2016 Portfolio Awards.
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Tempe, Ariz. to Welcome Whole Foods

Jun 28, 2016Retail

Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods is slated to become the first grocery store to build within walking distance of Arizona State University in 15 years.
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S. Walter Packaging Acquires Packaging Specialties

Jun 28, 2016Industry

Philadelphia-based retail packaging supplier S. Walter Packaging has announced that it has obtained Portland, Ore.-based packaging wholesaler Packaging Specialties.
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Frank Mayer Welcomes New Account Executive

Jun 28, 2016People

Grafton, Wis.-based retail merchandising manufacturer Frank Mayer and Associates has announced that Danielle Nelson has joined the company as an account executive.
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CMA Announces Promotions

Jun 28, 2016People

Dallas-based architecture and design firm CMA has announced a slew of promotions.
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Baja East Opens Tarot-Themed Pop-Up

Jun 28, 2016Retail

Streetwear retailer Baja East has unveiled a new pop-up shop at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan.
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UNIQLO to Open at Disney Springs

Jun 27, 2016Retail

Japanese apparel line UNIQLO has announced that it will open its latest U.S. location at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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Nordstrom to Close San Diego Location

Jun 27, 2016Retail

Nordstrom department store has announced plans to close its store in San Diego’s Horton Plaza.
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The Webster Announces California Expansion

Jun 27, 2016Retail

Miami-based fashion retailer The Webster will debut on the West Coast later this fall with a location in Costa Mesa, Calif.
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Leadership Changes Announced at Lands’ End

Jun 24, 2016People

Dodgeville, Wis.-based clothing retailer Lands’ End has announced leadership changes nationwide.
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Bailey44 Opens First Property

Jun 24, 2016Retail

Women’s clothing retailer Bailey44 is celebrating the debut of its first standalone location in Newport Beach, Calif.
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Zumtobel Group Wins Green Good Design Award

Jun 24, 2016Industry

Austrian lighting manufacturer Zumtobel Group has received the prestigious Green Good Design Award 2016 from the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design.
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L’Oréal USA Moves into Hudson Yards

Jun 24, 2016Retail

L’Oréal USA has relocated its Manhattan headquarters to the newly developed 10 Hudson Yards after almost 60 years in its Midtown location.
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Barnes & Noble to Introduce New Store Concept

Jun 24, 2016Retail

Four Barnes & Noble locations will this year debut the brand’s new concept stores, which feature expanded cafés and alcohol options.
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Estée Lauder Launches New Travel Retail Role

Jun 24, 2016People

Israel Assa has been named senior vice president and general manager of business operations, travel retail worldwide, a newly created title at Estée Lauder.
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Frank + Oak to Launch Womenswear Line

Jun 23, 2016Retail

Menswear retailer Frank + Oak has announced plans to expand its offerings with a womenswear collection.
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Lumine Unveils NEWoMan Store in Tokyo

Jun 23, 2016Retail

Japanese department store brand Lumine has launched a new six-level retail hub above the train tracks of the heavily trafficked Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.
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Macy’s CEO Announces Plans to Step Down

Jun 23, 2016Retail

Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren has announced that he will be stepping down from the role he has held since 2003 in the first quarter of 2017.
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Charming Charlie Opens Fifth UAE Location

Jun 22, 2016Retail

Women’s accessory and jewelry retailer Charming Charlie has introduced a new location Mega Mall in the Emirate of Sharjah.
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Gucci Joins Miami Design District

Jun 22, 2016Retail

Miami Design District revealed this week that Gucci signed on to occupy a two-level storefront for an upcoming flagship property in the arts and cultural district.
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Boots Launches New App with IBM

Jun 22, 2016Retail

U.K. pharmacy brand Boots has teamed up with IBM to launch its new Sales Assist app for iOS.
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Reiss Announces Multiple North American Openings

Jun 21, 2016Retail

London-based fashion retailer Reiss has announced new store openings slated for New York, Miami, and Toronto.
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Fresh Design Intl. Brings on Kristopher Jones

Jun 21, 2016People

U.K.-based interior design firm Fresh Design Intl. has announced the addition of architect Kristopher Jones to its local team in the Humber region.
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Bobbi Brown Introduces Second U.S. Location

Jun 21, 2016Retail

Estée Lauder-owned cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown has announced the opening of its second U.S. store in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
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