Tag: Chicago

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Should Chicago Be Getting Into the Grocery Business?

September 22, 2023

Via: RetailWire

In Chicago, Mayor Brandon Johnson is conducting a feasibility study to determine whether the city could open a municipally owned grocery store in an underserved neighborhood on the South or West side. At least six grocery stores, including four Walmart […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart Opens Healthcare Centers In Chicago Neighborhoods Marred By Riots

November 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

Walmart is opening two new “Walmart Health” centers in Chicago neighborhoods marred earlier this year by rioting and unrest triggered by police brutality as part of a “renewed commitment to a city that has been through a lot,” the giant […]

Retail Types, Stores

Starbucks Unveils Massive Chicago Flagship

November 13, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Starbucks has unveiled its latest Reserve Roastery store in Chicago, which opens its doors to the public on Friday. Located on North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the opening of Chicago Reserve Roastery marks Starbucks sixth […]

Retail Types, Stores

Google Gears Up to Open First Retail Store

August 22, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

To date, Google has only run pop-up shops and small shops inside other stores, but it looks like the company may be gearing up to enter the brick and mortar space in a big way. Google is reportedly planning a […]

Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Amazon reportedly picks 2 Chicago sites for Go stores

June 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The Tribune report points out that the 110-story Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is visited each day by about 25,000 workers and tourists and is undergoing a $500 million renovation of its lower-level retail spaces. It’s also about two […]

Retail Types, Stores

Amazon Go stores are reportedly coming to San Francisco and Chicago

May 15, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

When the Amazon Go concept first opened, analysts rushed to weigh in on whether or not such a concept could expand, and whether it was actually “the future of retail.” There were certainly challenges for the new model, including some […]

News & Trends

U.K. retailer to drop anchor in the U.S.

November 9, 2016

Via: Chain Store Age

Watch out Hallmark. A popular British greeting card and stationery brand has designs on the U.S. market. Paperchase is planning to open two freestanding stores in the United States next year, both in Chicago, The Telegraph reported. Currently, the brand […]

Retail Types, Stores

Whole Foods gets intellectual in Chicago

June 24, 2016

Via: Retailing Today

Whole Foods Market continues its expansion in the Chicago market, opening a store in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood. It’s the grocer’s 26th Chicagoland location. Built by Novak Construction, the new 30,000-sq.-ft. store has a “secret society – intellectual theme” […]

Retail Types, Stores

Starbucks goes small in Chicago

April 22, 2016

Via: Chain Store Age

Starbucks has brought its small-sized store format to the Windy City. The coffee giant has opened a 635-sq.-ft. Starbucks Express cafe in Chicago’s Union Station. Read More on Chain Store Age