Target going a bit small on Long Island with new store

Long Island, New York, will get another small-store Target location come this fall. It will be the fourth small-store format for Long Island and will land in Selden, according to a Newsday report, and it marks Target's 26th store on...

Amazon Go stores may be close to a full 'go'

Amazon is gearing up to establish a roster of Amazon Go stores, the cashierless retail strategy the mega etailer has had in pilot for just about a year, according to a Bloomberg report. Amazon is hiring personnel for the stores, claims Bloomberg.

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.

Ikea vending machine offers kitchen tools

Ikea has installed a vending machine at a Stockholm subway station to sell small kitchen items such as a garlic press, an egg slicer and other tools, according to, a retail site.

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...

Robots, no-cash experience coming to Shake Shack NYC location

There won't be any humans taking orders and no cash exchanged at the impending Shake Shack location in the East Village of New York City. Hungry consumers will tap touchscreen kiosks via an app to place orders, according to a...

Amazon devices will be on Kohl's shelves come October

Amazon devices, such as its Fire tables and voice assistant Echo, will be available at Kohl's just in time for the holiday shopping season. Kohl's will begin selling Amazon's devices at 10 stores based in Chicago and Los Angeles, according...

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...

Sephora debuting a new boutique approach

Sephora is testing a "boutique" strategy in response to the current retail climate. It launched the new retail experiment in Boston, according to a Fast Company report, which describes the retail pilot as "an intimate boutique embedded in a neighborhood."...

Consumers hungry for contactless checkout at Whole Foods and hope Amazon delivers

Consumers are hoping that once Amazon acquires Whole Foods, the online mega retailer will provide cashier-free checkout and a much improved grocery store experience. That's the feedback from a ChargeItSpot poll regarding the deal, according to a CNBC report. "Our...

CVS revamps to lure in health and trend-focused shoppers

CVS is revamping beauty and skin care areas in stores in a quest to grab the attention of the health-focused and trend-focused consumer and the strategy includes thousands of new products, a new brand line and specific store product areas....

YETI debuts first flagship boasting unique experience

Premium cooler and drinkware brand YETI's first flagship location in Austin, Texas boasts an engaging patron atmosphere aimed at inspiring shoppers to get out and enjoy nature. The brand, beloved by outdoor enthusiasts, ranches, hunters and angles, worked with Mood...

BrightSign delivers digital signage to Cromwell Casino

BrightSign recently teamed up with Socialure to deploy more than 20 displays at Drai's Club, a Las Vegas night club owned by Cromwell Casino. BrightSign provided LS and XD media players to push content to the displays, according to a press release. The displays feature a range of content from advertisements to social media posts.

Ilumi debuts smart bulb tech within counter displays

Ilumi's new LED Smartbulbs are being used in counter displays in electronic stores in the U.S.

Lloyds Bank bets big on 'micro branches'

Following on the heels of announcements by HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank has confirmed that it will be scaling down its branches in the U.K. Literally. Lloyds previously had announced plans to shutter 400 U.K. branches and lay off 9,000 employees.

Target aims to serve the harried and the browsing shopper

Target is planning to revamp its store design to not only better serve those running in for a quick item but those who love to browse all its aisles. The redesign will include a special entrance and 10-minute parking areas...

Midwest grocer going big on remodels, new stores

Midwest retailer Meijer will spend more than $375 million in remodeling and establishing new stores this year. The effort, according to an MLive report, will involve seven new stores in Indiana, Wisconson and Michigan and a redo of 22 stores...

BofA piloting smaller, fully automated branch concept

Taking financial self-service to the next level, Bank of America has launched a test of three fully automated branches in Denver and Minneapolis, according to a Charlotte Observer report. In addition to self-service banking terminals, the pilot branches feature private video conferencing rooms where customers can confer with remote bankers.

Target debuts another small-format store in NY

Target has opened its second small-format store on Long Island, New York. The new concept store, opened in Elmont, features a slimmed-down product selection but includes a CVS pharmacy and Starbucks, Newsday reports.

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