August 19, 2015

Roy Higgs International, LLC is moving into a new studio in the commercial office complex on the Yacht Haven of Annapolis, Maryland, to accommodate its recent growth.

August 19, 2015

Puerto Rico calls to many with warm weather, beautiful beaches and friendly people.

August 14, 2015

Teens with a hankering for pricey furniture and décor — and affluent parents — will now have a new place to shop.

August 6, 2015

Starbucks Coffee Company has entered its 15th Latin America market.

August 5, 2015

The nation’s premier luxury department store company wants to return to the public arena, and use proceeds from the offering to repay some of its debt and invest in technology, among other things.

July 23, 2015

K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. is expanding in Tennessee and Georgia.

July 21, 2015

Belk Inc. is expanding its presence in Alabama.

July 7, 2015

Nordstrom remains on the move with its off-price division.

July 2, 2015

Aeropostale Inc. is expanding in Asia through new licensing agreements in India and Indonesia.

July 2, 2015

PayPal Inc. is getting itself “in the money” with a major acquisition as the company prepares for its impending July 17 split from eBay Inc.

July 1, 2015

Starbucks Coffee Co. plans on making a connection with French consumers.

June 24, 2015

The higher numbers of store closings are far from over, and it would not be accurate to refer to 2015 as a total turnaround, but it does seem noteworthy that there are significant categories of retail that have aggressively moved to capitalize on opportunities.

June 22, 2015

Nordstrom Inc. plans to open Nordstrom Rack at Waikiki Trade Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

June 11, 2015

Retail Properties of America, Inc. has closed on the acquisition of Woodinville Plaza located in the Seattle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

June 10, 2015

Five Below is entering the Florida market with the opening of nine stores on June 12.

June 4, 2015

Charming Charlie has unveiled its first New York City flagship store. Located on Fifth Avenue, the flagship is a showcase for the brand's new store concept, and was designed in partnership with Callison Architects.

June 4, 2015

Five Below Inc. reported healthy profit and sales gains in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 and is planning to open 155 stores in the next two fiscal years.

June 1, 2015

George Zimmer, the founder and former head of Men’s Wearhouse, is back with a new business, called ZTailors, that will enable customers to order on-demand tailors to provide alterations.

May 27, 2015

Arby’s Restaurant Group, franchisor of the Arby’s brand, announced that it has reached an 11%  total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant since 2011, paving the way to a goal of 15% energy reduction by the end of 2015.

May 19, 2015

Instacart is taking its talents to South Beach. Consumers in Miami can now use the online delivery service to order from Whole Foods Market, Costco, Winn-Dixie, BJ’S Wholesale Club and Petco stores and have everything delivered by Instacart in as little as one hour.

April 30, 2015

Our fastest-growing acquirers bought fewer square feet than in 2013. But the deals may be even better.Editor’s Note: The 26th annual Chain Store Age survey of Fastest-Growing Acquirers surveyed retail square footage purchased during the 2014 calendar year.Retail real estate acquisitions slowed in 2014. The year’s five Fastest-Growing Acquirers purchased approximately 10 million fewer square feet than the top five bought in 2013.That may be a deceptive observation.

April 30, 2015

A look at brands and categories that are growingI read CSA editor-in-chief Marianne Wilson’s recent “From the Editor’s Desk” column (page 8, March 2015 issue, Chain Store Age) with great interest. Her piece — “The store is back (even though it never left)” — touched on the topic of brick-and-mortar retail expansion and “the relevance of offline retail in an omnichannel world.”The article got me thinking in more detail about the retail expansion we are seeing in 2015. What brands are growing?

April 15, 2015

Chinese direct sales company JD.com Inc. is launching JD Worldwide, its new cross-border e-commerce platform that directly challenges Alibaba.

April 6, 2015

Amazon.com Inc. has expanded Prime Now service to Atlanta. The expedited delivery service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items through a mobile app.