July 27, 2015

Nordstrom and J. Crew Group are expanding a merchandising partnership.

July 21, 2015

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. has named William Tracy to the position of COO, effective July 27.

July 15, 2015

Parents this year will be a little more cautious about their back-to-school spending.

July 14, 2015

There was good news for retailers in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual BTS (Back-to-School) Consumer Spending Survey.

July 13, 2015

The Quebec City-based Simons department store chains is planning to extend its brand across Canada.

July 2, 2015

American Girl is expanding south of the boarder.

June 30, 2015

The off-price segment is on fire, but newcomers to the sector should watch out, warns a report by Moody’s Investors Service.

June 23, 2015

A subsidiary of global export company Li & Fung is partnering with two Chinese department store retailers to open as many as 300 stores in the Shanghai free trade zone.

June 15, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Company is positioning itself for major global expansion with the purchase of the 15-year-old Galeria Kaufhof department store chain from German retail conglomerate Metro Group for about $3.17 billion.

May 20, 2015

Swedish fast-fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz AB (H&M) on Wednesday unwrapped its largest store in the world, in New York City’s Herald Square.

May 10, 2015

The outlet wars are heating up with the announcment that Macy’s will debut its off-price concept in fall 2015, opening four test stores in metro New York City.

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 30, 2015

Bauer Hockey: Ice hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey is throwing its puck in the retail arena. The company will open its first-ever store this summer, in Burlington, Massachusetts, followed by a second location in the fall, in the Minneapolis area.

April 30, 2015

Despite claims that e-commerce will overtake traditional retail space, physical store locations are still attractive to retailers. In fact, they plan to open over 76,000 stores in the next 24 months, according to RBC Capital Markets data. And while several major retail closings have been announced this year, other retailers are stepping up expansion plans for new stores and concepts.

April 29, 2015

Despite economic indicators that show the recession is over, customers are slightly less satisfied in 2015 than they were the prior year.

April 22, 2015

Canadian grocery retailer Metro Inc. is interested in purchasing some of the 133 Canadian stores Target Corp. finished closing earlier this month.

April 15, 2015

New concepts are the lifeblood of retailing. Here are six new stores — three homegrown formats and three imports — that are currently in the works:

April 15, 2015

Nordstrom came out on top in a study that ranked the social media performance of department stores by digital marketing analytics company Rival IQ.

April 6, 2015

Johnny Rockets recently signed the largest development deal in the brand's history, with a plan to open 100 restaurants in China, with the first scheduled to open in 2016.

March 25, 2015

Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, a glamorous bridal shop on the top floor of the Hudson’s Bay’s flagship and headquarters building in Toronto,  took the big prize — Store of the Year — in the Association for Retail Environments 2015 Design Awards.

March 11, 2015

Juicy Couture, which was acquired by Authentic Brands Group in 2013, may no longer be a coveted brand in the United States, but it is still has great appeal in foreign markets.

March 10, 2015

New concepts remain the lifeblood of retail. Here are four currently in the works:

March 6, 2015

What’s going to keep people coming back to physical store locations, as comfort levels with e-commerce rise every year? Savvy retailers are fighting technology with technology, refreshing the look and feel of their stores by integrating more gadgets, and using data in a more integrated way to inform strategy.

February 24, 2015

If we wanted to show the struggles of the classic American mall, I don’t think we could come up with a better example than Northland Mall in Southfield, Michigan.