March 27, 2015

We are or should be familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (“ADA”) requirements for accommodating the physically disabled. Wheelchair ramps, handicap stalls, handicap parking, lifts, and other items designed to assist the physically disabled are commonplace. However, the ADA is much broader than this, and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the courts are focusing on making the internet more accessible for the visually impaired.

February 20, 2015

The Wet Seal Inc. wants customers to have a social online shopping experience.

August 19, 2014

As analysts begin to speculate about the acquisition scenarios for Family Dollar – whether by Dollar Tree or Dollar General – one thing is clear: some store closures will occur.

August 5, 2013

Mobile-shopping application Ozmott has partnered with Harbor Freight Tools to provide an app that will offer discounts in all Harbor Freight locations nationwide through a free mobile platform.

June 26, 2013

Ruby Tuesday is streamlining facilities management activities across its 750 U.S. stores with the Web-based facilities services management platform from ServiceChannel.

September 21, 2012

Seasonal, temporary and pop-up retailers have an added challenge this year. As of March, any retail space constructed or altered must meet the Department of Justice’s latest ADA requirements and the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. 

That applies to all new retail construction and any alterations to retail spaces; and if an existing facility is used, then retailers must conduct “readily achievable barrier removal.”

April 17, 2012

The recent updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design were detailed at the SPECS session, “The ADA: 20 Years +1.” The session, part of the Tenant Improvement Construction/Remodeling workshop track, also gave a brief overview of the law and its enforcement.

According to the speaker, more than 200 private ADA lawsuits are filed in U.S. Federal Courts across the United States each month. The suits are filed mainly by disability organizations, disability rights advocates and law firms.

December 5, 2011

Rue21 has begun to implement assortment planning software from Maple Lake Ltd.

June 27, 2011

Electronic Arts, the Redwood City, Calif.-based sports video game developer, will make its freestanding retail debut this fall, opening an EA Sports store in North Carolina’s Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

October 13, 2010

Toys “R” Us said Thursday it has named container shipping company APL its 2010 Ocean...

October 12, 2010

Gap said late Tuesday it will abandon the redesign of its logo, after receiving hefty...

December 14, 2008

Achallenging environment is changing the way prototypes (from the architecture and engineering perspective) are developed...

September 8, 2008

Tony Poma was appointed director of construction at True Religion Apparel. Poma joins True Religion...

July 30, 2007

Like so many evolving concepts that take awhile to reach a tipping point across the...

April 30, 2007

Aldata SolutionAldata Solution introduced a series of enhancements to its Aldata G.O.L.D. Core Retail Suite....