March 3, 2015

Retail and brand consultancy Fitch has appointed Hermann Behrens to the newly created role of CEO, North America, effective immediately.

March 3, 2015

For Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Forever 21, the journey from a single location on Figueroa Street in L.A. in 1984 to more than 680 global locations today has been transformative.

March 3, 2015

Retailers who take a holistic approach to measuring the benefits of new store designs are most successful in accurately quantifying the bottom-line results, according to new research from EWI Worldwide and A.R.E. (the Association for Retail Environments).

March 2, 2015

The Las Vegas Strip has a brand new retail attraction: Grand Bazaar Shops. The two-acre, open-air center is located adjacent to Bally’s Las Vegas.

March 2, 2015

One of the most buzzed-about retailers in the country, Nadia Shouraboura, will present her singular vision of retailing in a digital age at Chain Store Age’s 51st annual SPECS Conference, March 15-17, 2015, at Sands Expo at the Venetial/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas.

March 2, 2015

Retailers making headlines with store expansion plans for 2015 include a mix of global players as well as some familiar national brands. Here’s an update:

March 2, 2015

Shopko on Monday announced plans to open 20 new Shopko Hometown stores in late March.

March 2, 2015

Swarovski has opened its most dazzling store to date, at the new Grand Bazaar Shops on the Las Vegas Strip.

March 2, 2015

The Running Specialty Group (RSG), a division of The Finish Line, has expanded its presence in the New York City area with the addition of JackRabbit Sports, consisting of four locations.

February 27, 2015

Gap Inc. reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results on Thursday, fueled by surging sales at Old Navy and strong online results.

February 27, 2015

Fitness buffs can shop and also get in a workout at Nike’s new women’s-only store at Fashion Island, in Newport Beach, California.

February 27, 2015

Planet Hollywood, is transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story star-gazing observatory set to debut in spring 2016.

February 27, 2015

A giant “starburst ” a 14-ft.-diameter structure composed of 911 custom-cut Swarovski crystal spheres that put on a dazzling show at midnight, is the sparkling centerpiece of Las Vegas’ newest retail destination, Grand Bazaar Shops.

February 26, 2015

Chico’s FAS Inc. on Thursday revealed plans to close more stores, cut jobs and decrease its capital spending to $100 million for fiscal 2015, a 29% decrease to its three-year average.

February 26, 2015

Conshohocken, Pa. -- Ikea announced that it has chosen VCC to serve as construction manager both for the site work and store development of its new, larger store in Burbank, California. The new location will replace the chain’s existing Burbank store, which is also Ikea’s oldest store in the Western United States.

Pending remaining approvals and permits, groundbreaking is on track for fall 2015 and store opening in spring 2017. Until the new, roomier store opens on the new site, customers can continue to shop at the existing Ikea Burbank.

February 26, 2015

Teen retailer rue21 announced the opening of its flagship, which is located less than one mile from its corporate office.

February 26, 2015

RadioShack Corp. will reportedly auction the leases of 2,000 stores in March, while GameStop has entered the picture as a bidder.

February 26, 2015

Stein Mart is opening 11 new stores this year as part of the company's accelerated store growth that began in 2014.

February 25, 2015

Despite falling net income, Lumber Liquidators Inc. plans to open 30-35 new stores and remodel 15-20 stores, all in an expanded showroom format, during fiscal 2015.

February 25, 2015

Tractor Supply Company has increased its domestic store growth target to 2,500 stores from 2,100 stores and its long-term operating margin target to 11.5% from 10.5%.

February 24, 2015

America's largest western and work wear retailer, Boot Barn, will open a store on March 6 at Arapahoe Crossing in Aurora, Colorado.

February 24, 2015

Brixmor Property Group announced that in 2014, it completed lighting upgrade projects at 39 shopping centers, for an estimated combined energy reduction of 68%, or 6,100,000 kilowatt hours annually.

February 24, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with a new franchise group, Donut World, LLC, to develop two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one combination restaurant with its sister brand Baskin-Robbins, in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri.

February 24, 2015

Nordstrom said it plans to relocate its store in Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles, to a new site in Westfield Century City Los Angeles.