September 16, 2015

Target Corp. is going high-tech with efforts to improve employee fitness. All 335,000 U.S. employees of Target will be offered free or subsidized wearable digital activity trackers from Fitbit Inc.

September 1, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff has brought its “Store of the Future” concept to Los Angeles.

August 24, 2015

Start-up retailer LeanBox is offering a novel, high-tech solution to the problem of office workers who are too busy to go out and purchase healthy food for lunch.

July 31, 2015

Adidas is taking its act on the road and letting shoppers get up close and personal with its high-tech footwear.

July 9, 2015

Target Corp. is putting a spotlight on how the “Internet of Things“(IoT) will transform consumers’ homes and lives.

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.

March 6, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff has tapped into a sweet spot when it comes to integrating the best of online and offline retail.

February 26, 2015

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

December 15, 2014

Macy’s Inc. is exclusively offering a line of high-tech-enabled wallets, briefcases and handbags from Royce Leather. 

November 26, 2014

Bloomingdale’s new store in Palo Alto, California, is the retailer’s most digitally sophisticated to date.

November 26, 2014

Ugg Australia, a division of Deckers Brands, has taken its omnichannel commitment to a new level with the opening of its store in Tysons Galleria, McLean, Va. The technology-driven, 2,110-sq.-ft. store features the latest in omnichannel solutions and RFID innovations that combine to make for a more seamless and connected customer experience. 


November 13, 2014

UGG parent company Deckers Brands announced the grand opening of its first-ever UGG Australia technology-driven concept store, located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

October 17, 2014

HGTV will launch “Santa HQ,” an immersive experience that transforms the traditional visit with Santa Claus into an interactive journey, at 10 Macerich malls across the country, starting on Nov. 4, and lasting through Dec. 24.

October 8, 2014

Bloomingdale’s goes high-tech with the opening of its store in Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California, on Oct. 10.

September 26, 2014

It may only be October, but here’s a prediction: It’s going to be a high-tech holiday, and I’m not talking about the gift-giving part of it. (Although in a refrain I think will play out in countless homes over the next couple of months, my 20-year-old godson has told his family the ONLY thing he wants for Christmas is a new Apple phone.)

June 18, 2014

DreamWorks Animation is looking to bring a little bit of Hollywood magic to the nation's shopping malls.

June 12, 2014

In mid- May, over 30,000 professionals from the shopping center industry gathered in Las Vegas for the ICSC’s annual RECon event.

January 10, 2014

The H&M flagship in Times Square is designed for maximum visual impact and customer engagement.

December 2, 2013

New York City has seen an influx of new retail this past year. Everyone has their favorites. Here are mine:

November 4, 2013

Talking mannequins almost steal the show at the exhibition, “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” which opened recently at The Brooklyn Museum in New York City.

July 29, 2013

J.C. Penney is donating a 5,500-square-foot center in the North Riverside Park Mall in North Riverside, Illinois to assist efforts of the Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force in combating retail organized crime.

July 18, 2013

PBteen, a subsidiary of the Pottery Barn brand of Williams-Sonoma Inc., will open its first Annapolis, Md., store at the Westfield Annapolis shopping center on July 20.

May 7, 2013

Robotics and smartphone app power Amazon vet's retail start-up

A Seattle-based retail start-up with an in-store backend robotic system and a smartphone app that rivals the convenience of an online shopping cart is generating big buzz these days. Founded and headed up by Nadia Shouraboura, former head of supply chain and fulfillment technologies for, Hointer combines the best of online and brick-and-mortar retailing to take the hassle out of shopping.

December 3, 2012

From ultra-lux boutiques to fast-fashion emporiums, New York City saw an influx of new stores this past year. Here's Chain Store Age editor Marianne Wilson's list of top new must-see stores in the city: