July 27, 2017

A premium brand born from the celebration of colder climates, Mackage (Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto) received Store of the Year honors in the Retail Design Institute’s 46th annual International Store Design Competition.

July 27, 2017

Visitors to the RECon show in May found themselves questioning whether they were at a retail real estate show or a food show. 

July 27, 2017

Just when the industry is getting its arms around mobility, an evolution is underway. 

July 27, 2017

Churchill and the RAF weren’t available to head off this German invasion. 

July 27, 2017

Enough of the “retail is dying” narrative that has dominated so many headlines the past few months. It’s way overplayed.

July 27, 2017

The Neighborhoods at Butler

Location: Gainesville, Fla.

Size: 2.1 million sq. ft. (1.75 million sq. ft. with an additional 350,000 sq. ft. under development)

Developer/Owner: Butler Enterprises

Grocery anchor: Publix (West), Publix (Central), Trader Joe’s, Aldi, plus sizeable food components in Walmart, Sam’s Club and Target. Adding Whole Foods to anchor Butler Town Center (under construction with a planned opening winter 2018).

July 27, 2017

Trending Stores: No two stores are exactly alike at Warby Parker. But the popular eyewear company’s new store in Los Angeles, above, is a particular standout for its celebration of Hollywood’s moviemaking history. The store combines Warby Parker’s signature library-style design and fixtures with such location-specific elements as a classic movie theater-styled marquee with rotating titles, a Hollywood-themed mural, and a display of movie clapboards behind the checkout.

July 27, 2017

Chain Store Age recently spoke with Hiro Yoshikawa, CEO and co-founder of Treasure Data. He discussed how a new level of customer data analysis can improve the customer experience.

July 27, 2017

With home remodeling and housing starts on the rise, The Tile Shop is in a sweet spot.

July 27, 2017

As striking as is the interior of Swire’s Brickell City Centre, where every turn of every corner is a possible photo for Architectural Digest, it’s the parking garage that impressed me most.

July 27, 2017

There is more data filtering through retail enterprises than ever before. But while most retailers have data collection down to a science, they still need to learn how to extract value from this information.

July 27, 2017

Here are 10 retail centers that have some of the best reasons.

July 27, 2017

A start-up home improvement retailer with a green conscience has expanded out of its Austin, Texas, home with a first-of-its-kind store that’s generating lots of buzz.

July 27, 2017

Walmart is testing enhanced features and technologies designed to appeal to today’s digitally driven lifestyles in two new supercenters — one in Tomball, Texas, and one in Lake Nona, Fla.

May 10, 2017

If you live in a big city, you gauge your age by the changing real estate. 

May 10, 2017

What will the stores of the future be like? It’s certainly not a new question, but it’s one that seems to have taken on increased urgency as the shift to digital continues and retailers, some of them under siege from more nimble online competitors, wrestle with how to ensure their stores remain relevant going forward. It’s also a question that is sure to be top of mind for the shopping center owners and brokers who gather at the end of May in Las Vegas for RECon, the annual retail real estate confab.

May 10, 2017

One of the country’s foremost authorities on the Americans with Disabilities Act delivered an in-depth look at the law and how it is evolving at this year’s SPECS conference.

 
May 10, 2017

There’s no denying that Amazon has changed the face of retail, but there are many misconceptions about how the company actually operates. 

May 10, 2017

Retailers looking for dramatic energy savings at the lowest cost should think radical – and that means using an integrated design process right from the start.

 
May 10, 2017

Five dynamic retail and restaurant brands — Altar’d State, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, MOD Pizza, Sugarfina and Warby Parker — took home the honors as the winners of Chain Store Age’s annual Breakout Retailer Awards.

 
May 10, 2017

Retail and restaurant executives, architects, suppliers and other industry professionals involved in store design/planning, construction and facility management gathered together for Chain Store Age’s 53rd annual SPECS conference.

 
May 10, 2017

How many American moms would love to see their sons grow up to become accountants or lawyers? 

May 10, 2017

The best thing to do about asbestos? Leave it alone — if the structure is safe.

 
May 10, 2017

Retailers continue their efforts to step up design investments to improve the customer experience, but they should also focus on investing in customer safety.