Apple Updating Store Design
San Francisco, Apple will introduce new design features at its retail stores later this month, according to a report in Wednesday’s San Francisco Business Times. The updated features drawn from Apple’s flagship on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, will be unveiled Sept. 23 at new stores in Providence, R.I., and Columbia, Md.
Macy’s Plans First-Ever “Give Back Day”
Cincinnati, In honor of the launch of the Macy’s name nationwide, the company will sponsor a series of “Give Back Day” national community-service projects from Sept. 13 to Sept. 22. The initiative is being done in coordination with Macy’s “Partners in Time” employee volunteers.
The program will kick off in New York City on Sept. 15, when Federated chairman and chief executive Terry Lundgren will join volunteers from Macy’s East, Macys.com, Macy’s Home Store and Macy’s Merchandising Group in a project to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, a neighborhood-services organization.
Manhattan to Welcome First Target Store
New York City, Target is finally coming to Manhattan. The much-anticipated and long-delayed shopping center, East River Plaza, in East Harlem has changed its anchor store from Costco Wholesale Club to Target, according to a report by The New York Times. The publication said Target recently signed a lease for 135,000 sq. ft. and will serve as an anchor along with The Home Depot.
Target has six stores in the city boroughs, with two more under construction. The shopping center is scheduled to open in 2008.