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News & Trends, Retail Types, Stores

M&S to increase online capacity with new automated warehouse

April 19, 2021

Via: Charged

Marks and Spencer have announced they are to increase their online capacity with the development of its Bradford distribution centre. The announcement comes as the part of the company’s rapid-moving ‘never the same again” initiative. The warehouse is being set […]


News & Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart invests in autonomous vehicle startup Cruise

April 16, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

With more consumers shopping online, developing a robust last-mile delivery service could be a critical factor in providing a positive and competitive shopping experience. The investment follows Walmart’s pilot with Cruise in Scottsdale, Arizona, last fall, where customers’ orders were […]


Retail Types, Stores

Dollar Tree sets up retail media network amid boom for discount category

April 15, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Dollar Tree jumping into the retail media fray is noteworthy because the company comes from the discount space, a fairly unique position in an increasingly crowded pack. Walmart, Target, Kroger, Macy’s, CVS and Walgreens are among the major retailers that […]


Retail Types, Stores

Mall vacancies jump at fastest pace on record, hitting new high, as retailers cull store counts

April 7, 2021

Via: CNBC

If you noticed more darkened windows and empty stores at the mall recently, you’re not alone. The vacancy rate for regional malls in the United States hit a record 11.4% in the first quarter of 2021 from 10.5% in the […]


News & Trends, Retail Types, Stores

More retail pain ahead: UBS predicts 80,000 stores will close in the U.S. by 2026

April 5, 2021

Via: CNBC

Although the pace of store closures has slowed from its 2019 peak, don’t expect the reprieve to last long, according to a new UBS report that suggests America still has far too much retail space per capita. At the end […]


Retail Types, Stores

Victoria’s Secret-owner L Brands shares jump on raised profit outlook, thanks to stimulus boost

March 26, 2021

Via: CNBC

Victoria’s Secret-owner L Brands raised its profit outlook for the first quarter on Friday, citing a boost from government stimulus and from loosened Covid-related restrictions. Its stock jumped more than 5.5% in early trading. The company now expects an adjusted […]


Customer Experience, Point of Purchase, Retail Types, Stores

Primark Continues U.S. Expansion with First Chicago Store

March 23, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

International fashion, beauty and homeware retailer Primark has opened a new store in downtown Chicago. This location is Primark’s first in the city (and in Illinois) and brings the brand’s U.S. store count to 12. The 36,600-square-foot store offers women’s, […]


Retail Types, Stores

Dollar General Plans 1,000+ New Stores

March 22, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Dollar General is planning significant expansion for 2021, including opening 1,050 new stores, remodeling 1,750 existing locations and relocating 100 stores. The discount retailer also will build on the success of its new pOpshelf store concept with 50 independent locations […]


Retail Types, Stores

JCPenney Has Become Too Silent After A Tumultuous Year In The Headlines

March 18, 2021

Via: Forbes

Things have been relatively quiet at JCPenney JCP +3.6% these past few months, perhaps too quiet. After a tumultuous 2020 that included a bankruptcy filing, store closures, new ownership, and a global pandemic, the iconic department store retailer is surprisingly […]


Retail Types, Stores

Here’s how America’s malls are changing

March 16, 2021

Via: CNBC

Shopping malls across the U.S. have been reeling as restaurant and retail tenants struggle to keep their doors open. Data compiled by Coresight Research shows about a quarter of U.S. malls could close over the next three to five years, […]