May 5, 2015

Himmel + Meringoff and The Swig Company, co-owners of 1460 Broadway, announced that Foot Locker has signed a 15-year lease to occupy the building’s entire 36,000-sq.-ft., four-level retail space which has been designated as 8 Times Square.

May 5, 2015

Ikea announced it had officially plugged-in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, atop its recently opened store in Merriam.

May 5, 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.

May 5, 2015

Sundance Catalog is gearing up for retail expansion, with plans to open two locations in 2015: one in Edina Galleria in Edina, Minnesota, in September, and a second store in Dallas’ NorthPark Center in November. Up to five additional stores are planned for 2016.

May 5, 2015

Shoppers are creeped out by digital capabilities that identify, track and use location and demographics, such as targeted advertisements based on facial recognition.

May 4, 2015

1. Keep Your Options — And Doors — Open: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. In effect since 1991, it has undergone updates, affecting most commercial real estate in some fashion. In fact, all commercial spaces used by the public – as well as many employee-use areas – are required by law to comply with ADA regulations.

May 4, 2015

Canadian Tire Corp. is opening its new “'Digital Garage” in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, in Canada's “Silicon Valley North.”

May 4, 2015

Outdoor gear and apparel retailer Gander Mountain is set to open its new location, in Marion, Illinois, on May 7.

May 4, 2015

GE Lighting and Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., have announced a collaboration to bring indoor positioning technology to retailers, allowing the retailers to pinpoint shoppers’ locations and use mobile apps to personalize the in-store experience.

May 4, 2015

Hibbett Sports’ expansion plan hit an important milestone in Sealey, Texas this month, with the opening of its 1,000th store location.

May 4, 2015

Discount supermarket company WinCo Foods LLC will open its 100th store on May 7, in Lewisville, Texas.

May 1, 2015

Domino's Pizza has opened in its third new market so far in 2015, as the first Domino's store in the Republic of Georgia opened the capital city of Tbilisi.

May 1, 2015

Frank & Oak, the online membership-based menswear retailer,  is also  expanding in the physical space, with both permanent locations and pop-ups.

May 1, 2015

L'Oreal USA is announcing the first measured results of its global sustainability program, Sharing Beauty With All.

May 1, 2015

Target Corp.’s exit from Canada is reportedly not turning out as smoothly as the retailer had hoped. According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, Target is returning 55 leases it could not find a bidder for to their landlords.

May 1, 2015

Specialty eyewear Warby Parker has reportedly received $100 million in financing the company plans to use to build new brick-and-mortar stores.

April 30, 2015

EnTouch Controls announced that Chuck E. Cheese’s has ramped up its commitment to EnTouch 360° as its official energy management solution for corporate stores in North America.

April 30, 2015

The Kroger Co. plans to build 11 new stores and remodel 22 existing stores in the Indianapolis area.

April 30, 2015

Outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear retailer The North Face has collaborated with Jaunt, which provides virtual reality (VR) hardware and software, on an immersive VR in-store experience designed to boost customers’ connection to the outdoors.

April 30, 2015

Sears Holdings Corp. announced the two remaining stores involved in its deal with European fashion retailer Primark. (In late 2014, Sears entered into lease agreements with Primark for seven standalone stores in the Northeastern United States.)

April 30, 2015

Stockbrokers in need of a quick caffeine fix between bouts of buying and selling have a new resource. Starbucks Corp. is debuting its new express store format on Wall Street in New York, across from the New York Stock Exchange.

April 30, 2015

Stop & Shop has broken ground on the company’s first anaerobic digester at its distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts.

April 30, 2015

True Religion Apparel Inc. has opened its first global flagship, at 513 Broadway in downtown Manhattan.

April 29, 2015

Sandwich operator Arby's Restaurant Group recorded systemwide same-store sales growth in first quarter 9.8%, marking 18 consecutive quarters of comp growth and indicating progress toward the quick-serve chain’s goal to surpass $4 billion in system-wide total sales by the end of 2018.