News

Stylmark Announces New Executive Leadership

Sep 27, 2016People

Joe Roginski has joined the executive leadership team of Stylmark where he will lead the sales and marketing group.
Full Story

MADGI Adds New Designer

Sep 27, 2016People

New York firm Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) has announced the addition of Malin Aamillom to its design team.
Full Story

Geno Yun Returns to ELS

Sep 27, 2016People

Berkeley, Calif.-based firm ELS Architecture and Urban Design has announced that designer Geno Yun will return to its offices as principal, leading the firm’s retail and mixed-use projects.
Full Story

Halloween Spending to Reach All-Time High This Year

Sep 27, 2016Retail

The National Retail Federation’s annual Prosper Insights & Analytics report shows that spending for this year’s Halloween will reach up to $8.4 billion, an all-time industry high.
Full Story

Kmart Unveils Whole Lotta Awesome Store

Sep 27, 2016Retail

Kmart has introduced its new Whole Lotta Awesome store concept with a new location in Des Plaines, Ill.
Full Story

The Little Beet Table to Join the Collection

Sep 27, 2016Retail

New York-based restaurant concept the Little Beet Table has been added as the latest tenant of the Collection, a high-end retail and dining complex in Chevy Chase, Md.
Full Story

Mizuno Partners with the Atlanta Braves

Sep 26, 2016Retail

Atlanta-based sporting goods manufacturer Mizuno has announced the launch of a new Mizuno Experience Center through a partnership with the Atlanta Braves.
Full Story

The Frye Company to Make West Coast Introduction

Sep 26, 2016Retail

New York-based leather goods brand The Frye Company will make its West Coast debut this week with the launch of a new San Francisco store.
Full Story

West Elm Announces Hotel Brand

Sep 26, 2016Retail

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based interior design brand West Elm has announced its new, expanded entry into the hospitality industry with the launch of West Elm HOTELS.
Full Story

Former Express CEO Joins Talbots Board

Sep 23, 2016People

Longtime Express Inc. CEO Michael Weiss has become a board member with Talbots.
Full Story

Saks to Open Montreal Location

Sep 23, 2016Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue is continuing its expansion through Canada with the forthcoming launch of a new store in Montreal.
Full Story

CallisonRTKL Announces Visual Merchandising Services

Sep 23, 2016Industry

Architecture and design firm CallisonRTKL has announced plans to initiate new visual merchandising services for clients worldwide.
Full Story

State and Mapleton Plaza Shopping Center Sold

Sep 23, 2016Industry

The State and Mapleton Plaza shopping center in Columbus, Indiana has been acquired by Joel J. Gorjian of Great Neck, N.Y.-based Namdar Realty Group.
Full Story

Altar’d State to Relocate Headquarters

Sep 23, 2016Industry

Knoxville, Tenn.-based women’s fashion brand Altar’d State has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Maryville, Tenn. beginning in early 2017.
Full Story

Lollicup Fresh Opens at UCLA

Sep 23, 2016Retail

Chino, Calif.-based coffee and tea concept Lollicup Fresh has opened its latest location at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Ackerman Union.
Full Story

BurgerFi Arrives in London

Sep 23, 2016Retail

North Palm Beach, Fla.-based burger concept BurgerFi has opened its first London outpost in the city’s Wembley Central Square.
Full Story

Olga’s Kitchen Introduces New Logo, Layout

Sep 22, 2016Retail

Livonia, Michigan-based restaurant brand Olga’s Kitchen has unveiled a new logo and restaurant design from Northville, Mich.-based Martone Design Studio.
Full Story

Gresescent to Debut First Retail Location

Sep 22, 2016Retail

Los Angeles-based ice cream brand Gresescent will launch its first retail store next week in its hometown on Olive Street.
Full Story

Time Pressure + Mobile Marketing

Sep 22, 2016Opinions

Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University discusses how to maximize mobile marketing.
Full Story

John Galliano Launches New Paris Flagship

Sep 22, 2016Retail

French fashion house John Galliano has unveiled its newest flagship boutique in the Marais district of Paris.
Full Story

Cuyana Kicks Off New York Pop-Up

Sep 21, 2016Retail

San Francisco-based women’s label Cuyana has launched a new pop-up in New York, open through early 2017.
Full Story

Eataly to Make Canadian Debut in Toronto

Sep 21, 2016Retail

Italian market and dining concept Eataly has announced plans to further expand its presence with its first Canadian location.
Full Story

Popbar Opens New Florida Store

Sep 21, 2016Retail

New York-based frozen treat provider Popbar has unveiled its third Florida location this week in Miami Beach.
Full Story

Carvel Announces New Jersey Expansion

Sep 20, 2016Retail

Atlanta-based ice cream and cake provider Carvel has set its sights on New Jersey, forecasting an expansion of up to 20 new locations in the state in the coming years.
Full Story

Karndean Designflooring to Unveil Expanded U.S. Headquarters

Sep 20, 2016Industry

Global flooring provider Karndean Designflooring has completed work on the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Export, Pa., and will have its grand reopening next week.
Full Story

Tarkett Implements Material Health Statement

Sep 20, 2016Industry

Solon, Ohio-based flooring and surface solutions provider Tarkett has announced the implementation of its Material Health Statement (MHS).
Full Story

Maryland Food Lions to Reopen Under Weis

Sep 20, 2016Retail

Five former Food Lion locations in Maryland are set to reopen this week under the Weis banner.
Full Story

Smith & Fong Receives Class A Fire Rating

Sep 20, 2016Industry

San Francisco-based bamboo architectural panels and flooring manufacturer Smith & Fong Co. has received a Class A fire rating for its LL1 and LL4 Linear Line.
Full Story

Ted Baker to Launch in SoHo

Sep 20, 2016Retail

British fashion and accessories brand Ted Baker has arrived in New York’s SoHo neighborhood with a chic new location.
Full Story

Richardson Enters the West Coast

Sep 19, 2016Retail

New York-based streetwear brand Richardson has made it across the country with the opening of its new Los Angeles store.
Full Story

Von Maur Opens Third Georgia Store

Sep 19, 2016Retail

Davenport, Iowa-based retailer Von Maur has opened its latest department store at the Mall of Georgia in Buford, Ga.
Full Story

Gensler Designs New TOTO Gallery

Sep 19, 2016Retail

Morrow, Ga.-based plumbing manufacturer TOTO has unveiled its latest flagship gallery in New York’s Flatiron District.
Full Story

MDI Worldwide Announces New Account Executive

Sep 16, 2016People

Farmington Hills, Mich.-based retail display manufacturer MDI Worldwide has added Bryan Hammer to its POP sales team as a new key account executive.
Full Story

Shawmut Design and Construction Announces Promotion

Sep 16, 2016People

Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction has announced the promotion of Greg Skalaski from director of retail construction to the role of vice president of the retail division.
Full Story

Madden Debuts New Website

Sep 16, 2016Industry

Wood Dale, Ill.-based management, production, and logistics consultancy Madden has launched its new website, madden.com.
Full Story

Nordstrom Unveils New Toronto Flagship

Sep 16, 2016Retail

Nordstrom has opened a new flagship location at the CF Toronto Eaton Center in Toronto.
Full Story

Samsung 837 wins Best Store Design of the Year

Sep 16, 2016Awards & Events

Samsung 837, New York, wins Best Store Design of the Year. See that and the other store designs that stood out in 2016.
Full Story

MoMA Design Store to Reopen Next Month

Sep 16, 2016Retail

New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store has announced that it will reopen on Oct. 1, following its three-month renovation from Gensler and Lumsden Design.
Full Story

A’GACI and Lindbergh Coming to Hawaii’s Ka Makana Alii Mall

Sep 16, 2016Retail

Fashion brands A’GACI and Lindbergh will launch new locations at the forthcoming Ka Makana Alii mall in West Oahu, Hawaii this October.
Full Story

Amazon Launches 21 Pop-Ups Nationwide

Sep 15, 2016Retail

Amazon has unveiled 21 pop-up electronic shops in malls across a dozen states.
Full Story

Fendi Opens New Paris Location

Sep 15, 2016Retail

Rome-based luxury retailer Fendi has opened its latest outpost along Paris’ Rue Saint-Honoré.
Full Story

New Whole Food’s 365 Endowed with New Technology

Sep 15, 2016Retail

Austin, Texas-based grocery chain Whole Foods will introduce a slew of new in-store technology with the opening its third 365 location in Bellevue, Wash. this week.
Full Story

Retail South of the Border

Sep 15, 2016Opinions

Paco Underhill examines the emerging market of retail innovation in Mexico
Full Story

The Kroger Co. Wins Retailer of the Year

Sep 14, 2016Awards & Events

design:retail’s Portfolio Awards honor The Kroger Co. as Retailer of the Year

 


Full Story

Zero Design Limited Crafts New Exterior for MCM’s Hong Kong Store

Sep 14, 2016Retail

German leather goods brand MCM has introduced its new façade at Hong Kong’s Entertainment Building courtesy of local firm Zero Design Ltd.
Full Story

zulily Expands Columbus Office, Influence

Sep 14, 2016Retail

Seattle-based online retailer zulily is expanding its influence in Columbus, Ohio, with an additional investment of $1.3 million to its capital investment of $30 million in the region.
Full Story

Alice + Olivia Launch Temporary Miami Location

Sep 14, 2016Retail

New York-based contemporary clothing brand Alice + Olivia has launched a new temporary store in the Miami Design District, a first step toward developing a neighborhood flagship.
Full Story

HGA Adds New Principal

Sep 13, 2016People

HGA Architects and Engineers has announced that Marc L’Italien will has joined its San Francisco office as an ACE principal.
Full Story

Lou & Grey Arrives in New York

Sep 13, 2016Retail

Women’s clothing retailer Lou & Grey has announced the launch of its first New York store in Manhattan’s trendy Flatiron district.
Full Story

Mats Inc. Announces Leadership Changes

Sep 13, 2016People

Stoughton, Mass.-based flooring and matting solutions provider Mats Inc. has announced Jay Thomas as its new CMO.
Full Story

99 Cents Only Stores Teams Up with FIDM

Sep 13, 2016Retail

The 99 Cents Only Stores on Pico Blvd. in City of Commerce, Calif., has welcomed four fashion-inspired displays from visual arts students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.
Full Story

Roland Mouret Introduces Elegant New Manhattan Store

Sep 13, 2016Retail

London-based clothing brand Roland Mouret has introduced its newest store in a slender townhouse along New York’s upscale Madison Avenue.
Full Story

Spin Master Obtains Cepia

Sep 13, 2016Industry

Toronto-based children’s entertainment company Spin Master Corp. has announced that it has acquired the global manufacturing and distribution rights for certain product lines under fellow kid-friendly brand Cepia LLC.
Full Story

Albertsons Announces Branding Changes

Sep 12, 2016Retail

All nine Denver-area Albertsons grocery stores will be rebranded under the Safeway banner.
Full Story

Perspectives: Q&A with Brain Waves

Sep 12, 2016Opinions

design:retail discusses the impact of technology and augmented reality on the retail industry with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, president of Toronto-based design agency Shikatani Lacroix.
Full Story

Victoria’s Secret Arrives in Mexico

Sep 12, 2016Retail

Columbus, Ohio-based lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret has entered the Mexican market with a new store in Mexico City.
Full Story

Poké-palooza

Sep 12, 2016Opinions

If Pokémon GO is the fad, the longstanding trend it has launched is the ability to use gamification, augmented reality and location-targeted marketing for businesses to draw foot traffic.
Full Story

Nobu and Fig & Olive Join Houston’s Galleria

Sep 12, 2016Retail

Houston’s premiere shopping destination, the Galleria, has announced that it will be welcoming Nobu and Fig & Olive locations to its F&B portfolio.
Full Story

Panelfold Names New President and CEO

Sep 09, 2016People

Miami-based partition and folding wall distributor Panelfold has announced that Emily Dixon has been named its new president and CEO.
Full Story

IKEA Canada Announces Full-Size Quebec City Store

Sep 09, 2016Retail

IKEA Canada has announced that its latest full-size store will arrive in Quebec City in the summer of 2018.
Full Story

DSC to Host Beacon Technology Webinar

Sep 09, 2016Industry

As beacon technology continues to rise in popularity in the design and retail industries, Digital Signage Connection (DSC) will host the forthcoming webinar The Role Beacon Technology Will Play in the Future.
Full Story

PAVE Seeks Nominees for Annual Rising Star Award

Sep 09, 2016Industry

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is seeking nominations for its 10th Annual Rising Star Award.
Full Story

ATG Stores and Darcy Camden Team Up for Seattle Pop-Up

Sep 09, 2016Retail

Online home furnishings retailer ATGStores.com has partnered with fashion expert Darcy Camden for her Styled Seattle pop-up store.
Full Story

Brookstone Opens Beijing Airport Location

Sep 09, 2016Retail

U.S.-based specialty retailer Brookstone has launched its first overseas airport store at Beijing’s Capital Airport, thus introducing its airport concept to China as well.
Full Story

Tommy Bahama Announces NFL Partnership, In-Stadium Location

Sep 08, 2016Retail

Seattle-based lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama is teaming up with the NFL for the fourth year in a row to craft a premium sportswear collection for the 2016 season.
Full Story

Macy’s to Launch Apple Shop in New York Flagship

Sep 08, 2016Retail

Macy’s flagship location in New York’s Herald Square will become the first U.S. department store to open an Apple shop.
Full Story

Retail Design Influencers 2016

Sep 08, 2016Awards & Events

design:retail presents the 2016 Retail Design Influencers
Full Story

Saks Downtown to Arrive at Brookfield Place

Sep 08, 2016Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing for the debut of its latest location in Lower Manhattan’s Brookfield Place.
Full Story

Marie France Van Damme Announces Second Hong Kong Location

Sep 07, 2016Retail

Hong Kong-based apparel brand Marie France Van Damme has announced that its seventh boutique will arrive this December in Hong Kong’s Elements mall in Kowloon.
Full Story

Aerosoles Launches New Online Shopping Experience

Sep 07, 2016Retail

Edison, N.J.-based footwear retailer Aerosoles has kicked off its new interactive online catalog, serving customers with a new multimedia shopping experience.
Full Story

Retail Design Luminaries 2016

Sep 07, 2016Awards & Events

design:retail reveals the 2016 Retail Design Luminary awardees
Full Story

10 Corso Como to Join Manhattan’s Seaport District

Sep 07, 2016Retail

Milan-based retailer 10 Corso Como will enter the New York market with a unit in Lower Manhattan’s forthcoming Seaport District property.
Full Story

STRATACACHE Announces New Facility

Sep 06, 2016Industry

STRATACACHE has acquired a high-tech data center and network operations facility in its hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
Full Story

Charming Charlie Opens Second Store in Saudi Arabia

Sep 06, 2016Retail

Women’s jewelry and accessories retailer Charming Charlie has unveiled its second Saudi Arabian location on Tahlia Street in Jeddah.
Full Story

Vente-Privée Acquires Designers & Friends

Sep 06, 2016Industry

French e-commerce company Vente-Privée has purchased a sizable—albeit undisclosed—stake in the Danish e-commerce brand Designers & Friends as it continues its expansion throughout northern Europe.
Full Story

Lands’ End to Expand E-Commerce Through Amazon

Sep 06, 2016Retail

Dodgeville, Wis.-based apparel retailer Lands’ End has announced plans to offer a limited selection of products through Amazon beginning later this month.
Full Story

Vanessa Seward to Launch Third Paris Store

Sep 06, 2016Retail

French fashion label Vanessa Seward is preparing to launch its third Paris location this week on Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Full Story

Lowe’s Welcomes LoweBots to San Francisco Locations

Sep 02, 2016Retail

Mooresville, N.C.-based hardware retailer Lowe’s has introduced the new LoweBot, an autonomous NAVii robot in 11 locations throughout the Bay Area of San Francisco.
Full Story

UNIQLO Reopens Remodeled SoHo Store

Sep 02, 2016Retail

UNIQLO has unveiled its newly remodeled location on Broadway in New York’s chic SoHo neighborhood.
Full Story

api(+) Announces New Miami Office Director

Sep 02, 2016People

Retail design firm api(+) has named Fernando Castillo as the new studio director of its Miami office.
Full Story

Ware Malcomb Opens Second New Jersey Office

Sep 02, 2016Industry

Ware Malcomb’s latest office has opened in Princeton, N.J., its second in the state.
Full Story

Cole Haan Names New Creative Director for Women’s & Licensed Product

Sep 02, 2016People

American lifestyle brand Cole Haan has announced the appointment of Tom Mora as its new creative director for women’s and licensed product.
Full Story

The Body Shop Opens in Chile

Sep 02, 2016Retail

Brighton, England-based beauty brand The Body Shop has arrived in Chile, opening its latest location in Santiago’s Plaza Engaña Mall—the country’s most sustainable mall.
Full Story

Apple Continues to Eye New Retail Concepts

Sep 01, 2016Retail

Select Apple locations are preparing to roll out some of its new retail concepts, according to Fortune.
Full Story

Christian Louboutin Beaute Arrives in Selfridges

Sep 01, 2016Retail

New York-based retail and brand design agency Sheridan & Co has unveiled the newly crafted installation for French footwear brand Christian Louboutin Beauté in London’s Selfridges department store.
Full Story

Toys “R” Us to Debut American Girl In-Store Shops

Sep 01, 2016Retail

Middleton, Wis.-based American Girl has embarked on a multi-year partnership with Toys “R” Us, which will be the first and only U.S. retailer to feature American Girl in-store shops in 100 select stores.
Full Story

Foot Locker Opens New York Flagship

Aug 31, 2016Retail

New York-based athletic retailer Foot Locker has unveiled its latest flagship location in its hometown.
Full Story

Perspectives: Q&A with Les Hiscoe

Aug 31, 2016Opinions

design:retail talks construction and clients with Shawmut Design and Construction CEO Les Hiscoe
Full Story

Flying Tiger to Open in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Aug 31, 2016Retail

Danish design company and accessories retailer Flying Tiger has announced the launch of a new store in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2017.
Full Story

Smoothie King Arrives in Dubai

Aug 31, 2016Retail

New Orleans-based Smoothie King is preparing for the launch of its first store in the Middle East.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

Tommy Hilfiger Tops List of International Retailers

Aug 30, 2016Retail

JLL Retail has announced Tommy Hilfiger as the brand featured most across international markets.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

Nordstrom to Carry J. Crew Brand

Aug 29, 2016Retail

Seattle-based Nordstrom has announced that it will carry the J. Crew brand in stores.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

Pirch Announces New President

Aug 26, 2016People

San Diego-based home retailer Pirch has named Andrea Dorigo as its new president.
Full Story