Yankee Candle pops up in NYC for holiday buying season

One of the newest retail pop-ups in New York City this holiday season is home to Yankee Candle. The retailer has opened a 5,340-square-foot-store in Soho on Broadway and is calling it "CandlePower," according to a New York Post report.

Storis to introduce kiosk for home furnishings retailers

Storis, a retail software solutions provider, has announced a new kiosk solution that brings a key component of in-store technology to home furnishings retailers. The Storis kiosk's core functionality will be to catalog a retailer's inventory, access customer history and...

Luxury furniture company Weylandts intros digital signage to enhance shopping experience

Weylandts, a South African luxury furniture retailer, has teamed up with Moving Tactics to upgrade its stores with digital signage and audio. Moving Tactics has deployed a 55-inch touchscreen and an in-store audio system in eight of its retail showrooms...

Footwear retailer DSW is striving to inspire self-expression

DSW Inc. has a new brand mission focused on building engaging customer experience, enabling associate product knowledge, boosting operational processes and "distorting" traditional assortment. The strategy, according to a press release, is aimed at inspiring self-expression, according to CEO Roger...

Starbucks shutters online store front

Consumers can't jump online any longer to buy Starbucks stuff as the company has shuttered its ecommerce presence. The move, according to a New York Times report, was made to put a stronger focus on the coffee seller's in-person store experience.

Swarovski's new VR app lets users buy goods via Masterpass checkout

MasterCard and Swarovski launched a virtual reality shopping app for the Atelier Swarovski home décor line, a collection of functional and decorative crystal home accessories. The app immerses consumers in a tastefully decorated home where they can browse and purchase...

Halloween spend may hit $9B record

Retailers selling Halloween candy, costumes and pumpkins are likely to see a lot of consumer activity this year as shoppers are predicted to spend $9.1 billion, an 8.3 percent spike over last year's $8.4 billion. The average shopping trip should...

Swarovski's new VR app lets users buy goods via Masterpass checkout

MasterCard and Swarovski launched a virtual reality shopping app for the Atelier Swarovski home décor line, a collection of functional and decorative crystal home. The app immerses consumers in a tastefully decorated home where they can browse and purchase the...

Tencent launches mobile marketing tools for US retailers

Tencent is launching a suite of advertising products and resources that will enable U.S. marketers to directly engage Chinese consumers on Tencent platforms both in China and while they travel abroad, including on the company's popular social messaging app, WeChat....

Google veterans launch smartphone activated self-serve convenience concept

Google veterans Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan are launching a new concept called Bodega, a 5-foot-wide pantry box filled with non-perishable convenience items that customers purchase using their smartphones, according to Fast Company.

Alipay saunters down the runway with Rebecca Minkoff partnership

Fashion retailer Rebecca Minkoff is partnering with Alipay to enable Chinese tourists to make mobile payments with Alipay Wallet at all Rebecca Minkoff locations and online. Rebecca Minkoff made the announcement September 9 as part of the New York Fashion...

Long Island Bloomies gets a makeover

The Bloomingdale's store at the Roosevelt Field mall on Long Island is now boasting some new store design work. The renovations at the Long Island retailer include new signs, lighting and flooring, according to a Newsday report. The redesign and...

Family Dollar getting new brands, store redesign

In the quest to spark sales, which dipped 1.2 percent in the fiscal first quarter, parent company Dollar Tree is driving new strategies for Family Dollar. One is the inclusion of new private brands, while another is a move to...

Kohl's prepping new small format stores, another fulfillment center

The third quarter will be a busy one for Kohl's, which plans to expand its retail footprint and ecommerce fulfillment network by opening four small format stores and its fifth fulfillment center. "Our stores remain at the core of our...

Lululemon sets sights on home décor segment

Athletic and leisure brand Lululemon is moving into the home décor segment and debuting a product line of furniture via its youth brand ivivva. The collection, according to a Fast Company report, is being promoted through PBteen, the teenage brand...

Dick's Sporting Goods CEO: There is a perfect storm ahead

Lots of retailers are in panic mode, according to Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack, and there is a "perfect storm" approaching for the industry due to competition from ecommerce. In response, Stack said retailers are panicking due to what...

Amazon reportedly prepping another New York City bookstore

Amazon is getting ready to open a 7,354-square-foot bookstore in Soho, New York. The news, from a The Real Deal report, has not been confirmed by Amazon or the building owner.

Walmart acquisitions key to battling Amazon's ecommerce Jet

Walmart didn't buy Modcloth or Bonobos to advance its in-store brand offerings. The acquisitions, according to a Business Insider report, are part of its battle plan to beat Amazon when it comes to online commerce. The two brands won't be...

PetSmart boasts 18 new stores so far this year

PetSmart, as of the fiscal quarter ending this past May, now has an additional 18 stores in the U.S. and Canada, and expects to open more as the year comes to a close.

Costco, Wawa gaining ground as gas fuel up locations

The top consumer choices when it comes to gassing up the vehicle at a wholesaler is Costco and Wawa when it comes to grocery stores, according to a Market Force Information study which polled 7,000 consumers. While most vehicle owners...

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