L'occitane hires School House to design Melbourne flagship store

New York-based creative branding agency, School House, has been tapped by L'Occitane en Provence to serve as the lead design agency for the brand's new flagship boutique store at the historic Block Arcade shopping gallery in Melbourne, Australia. School House...

Sleep Number launches Manhattan store

Sleep Number, a mattress and bedding retailer, has a new location in New York. The store is located in the Flatiron District in Manhattan. The store, according to a press release, features a large digital map revealing how New York...

Aldi expands New Jersey footprint

New Jersey consumers are going to have five new Aldi locations to shop this year. The grocer is also refreshing current locations, according to a NJ.com report. "We operate more than 40 stores in New Jersey, with plans to further...

The Container Store revamps with new tech, digital screens

The Container Store, based in Texas, is redoing its stores, with the first redesign taking place at its Dallas location. The store refresh boasts new technology, digital design screens and even a lounge area, according to a CNBC report. The...

Harrys of London launches first US flagship

Harrys of London, a footwear brand, has crossed the pond to open its first U.S.-based store, its first American flagship in New York City. It's the first new store since 2008, according to a press release, and reflects the retailer's strategy to expand globally.

Pop ups, experiential experiences, showrooms top retail trends, reveals report

Retail pop-up shops, showrooms boasting e-commerce and brick-and-mortar offerings and experiential retail experiences are the top trends taking place, according to a report from Phillips Edison & Company. Retailers will take advantage of pop-up shops to drive brand exposure, test...

Pickup towers coming to Long Island Walmart stores

Two Long Island, New York-based Walmart stores are among the 500 nationwide getting the retailer’s newest delivery option — automated pickup towers. The towers will come to Valley Stream and Islandia locations, which are being renovated, according to a Newsday...

Walmart building, remodeling and tapping interactive displays

Walmart is building 20 new stores and remodeling hundreds of existing locations, mostly in Florida and Texas, with new designs on everything from aisle layout to shelving and deploying interactive displays in revamped electronics departments. The new store/redesign strategy, according...

Target revamps storm damaged location with next-gen strategy

A Texas-based Target location, shuttered following Hurricane Harvey in August, 2017, is now re-open and boasting the retailer's next generation strategy when it comes to technology and customer experience. The Humble-based store was left under eight feet of water after...

Upscale Mexican store renovates with BrightSign-powered digital signage

El Palacio de Hierro, a department store chain in Mexico, recently upgraded its flagship store Al Palacio de los Palacios in Mexico City with a 60-inch LED sphere, full ceiling LED display, outdoor displays interactive kiosks and other displays throughout...

Amazon prepping 6 more Go stores, claims report

Amazon is getting six more Amazon Go stores ready, according to a Recode report, with some likely opening in Seattle, where the first Amazon Go store opened in January. Sources told Recode that Amazon is working with developer Rick Caruso about opening a location at The Grove where he owns an outdoor shopping plaza.

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 Ehandel.com, 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...

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