Dick’s Sporting Goods opens new Missouri store Nov. 1
Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening a new store in Osage Beach, Mo., on Nov. 1. The Osage beach location will be the retailer’s 12th store in the state of Missouri and its 551st nationwide.
“We look forward to opening our new Dick’s Sporting Goods in Osage Beach, becoming part of the community and serving athletes of all ages by providing them the equipment they need to excel," said Lauren Hobart, senior VP & chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods.
RadioShack brings concept store to Boston
Fort Worth, Texas – RadioShack has opened its first new concept store in the Boston area. The store is located in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass.
The all-new RadioShack features a more open format, showcases the company’s new look, and incorporates interactive areas designed to help shoppers improve their technology profile. Highlights include newly configured displays highlighting in-demand brands, store fixtures that enable shoppers to find and compare products, touch-screens and apps that help explain product features and functions, and free customer Wi-Fi.
RadioShack is opening a select number of these high-touch stores in neighborhoods throughout the nation. The Cambridge location is the sixth concept store to open since the company began converting to the new format this summer. Other stores are located in markets including New York City, New Jersey and Texas.
Maison Birks plans first China store
Montreal – Canadian jewelry retailer Maison Birks is opening its first store in China, located at Xanadu Plaza in the Central Business District of Beijing, in early 2014.
The Maison Birks store in Beijing will be the brand’s first retail location outside North America. The store design was conceived in partnership with Sid Lee, a Montreal-based international design firm. Inspired by Birks’ latest branding and visual platform, the Maison Birks store in Beijing will offer a shopping experience where the brand’s history, which includes the grant of a Royal Warrant to the jeweler in the 1930s by the British royal family, will be leveraged.