REAL ESTATE

City Sports to relocate to bigger space in Ardmore, Pa.

BY Staff Writer

Boston — City Sports plans to relocate its store in Suburban Square, Ardmore, Pa., into the space previously occupied by Talbots. The new location, at 8,000 sq. ft., will accommodate upgrades planned for a refreshed and fully integrated shopping experience, including the brand’s new women’s concept.

Planned features of the new space include a specially curated concept designed specifically for female customers that includes apparel and fit consultants. Additional features include communal access to the citysports.com Bra Finder application, and a huge selection of training pants, yoga and pilates gear.

The store will include a freestanding footwear wall and specially trained staff to offer expert, activity-specific assistance for customers. Shoppers can also use in-store iPads to access information about products and wear-test headphones, as well as lockers for participants in City Sports’ group activities, including its weekly Run Club and Boot Camp series.

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Target selects Retalix 10 Store Suite

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New York City — Retalix Ltd. announced that Target Corp. has selected the Retalix 10 Store Suite as its next-generation store platform for Target’s new retail operations in Canada. Retalix 10 is designed as an integrated platform that unifies and streamlines deployment and management of in-store systems to ensure a consistent and personalized shopping experience.

"I am delighted that Target selected Retalix, and am positive that our innovative solution suite, including our SaaS-based connected payments offering will deliver substantial benefits to Target,” Shuky Sheffer, CEO of Retalix. “Our focus is to provide them with the advanced technology and industry expertise to successfully support their expansion into Canada."

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Whole Foods Market named NRF’s Retail Innovator of the Year

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Washington, D.C. — The National Retail Federation announced that Whole Foods Market is the recipient of its prestigious annual Innovator of the Year award.

Walter Robb, co-CEO, will accept the award on behalf of co-CEO and founder John Mackey during the Annual Retail Industry Luncheon at NRF’s 101st Annual Convention and Expo on Jan. 17.

Additionally, Burberry has been selected by the NRF as the International Retailer of the Year, with Angela Ahrendts, Burberry CEO, accepting the award. Macy’s Richard Cohen, group VP legislative affairs, will be awarded the Silver Plaque.

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