RadioShack opens new concept stores in Detroit, Philadelphia
Fort Worth, Texas – RadioShack Corp. has opened a new concept store in Detroit, and another in Philadelphia. All new concept stores in the company’s portfolio feature an upgraded shopping experience, which showcases the company’s new look, and incorporates interactive areas designed to help shoppers improve their technology profile.
Some features include a speaker wall where customers can shop and compare 13 different speakers using music installed on in-store tablets or played from their own Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, interactive displays that enable shoppers to find and compare products, touch-screens and apps that help shoppers understand the benefits of products, newly configured displays highlighting in-demand brands, and a do-it-yourself area where consumers can plan projects.
RadioShack is opening a select number of these highly experiential stores in neighborhoods throughout the nation. By the end of 2013, RadioShack will have more than 100 concept and brand statement stores open and will have made improvements to nearly all 4,300 stores throughout the nation.
PBTeen to open in Huntington, N.Y.
San Francisco – PBTeen, a Williams-Sonoma retail brand, will open a new store in Huntington, N.Y., on Nov. 7. It will be the first PBTeen location on Long Island, the 16th in the U.S., and also the first combined location of PBTeen, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids, with pass-through access to all three stores.
The new PBteen store will be anchored around the PBteen Design Lab, where teens and their parents can engage with the brand and its products by digitally creating a personalized room at no charge. Using drag and drop technology, teens can experiment with different room configurations and color combinations to see their designs come to life on a television screen overhead. On-site design specialists are also available to help teens choose their favorite patterns and styles to create their own distinct bedrooms and lounge spaces. Products available at PBteen.com can be ordered through the store and shipped directly to the customer for ease of shopping.
“We are excited to introduce PBteen at Walt Whitman Shops and complete our family of Pottery Barn brands on Long Island,” said Sandra Stangl, president, Pottery Barn Brands. “This will be our first combined Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen location in the world, giving customers the opportunity to find quality home furnishings, for all ages, in one convenient location. We are thrilled to bring this unique shopping experience to our loyal customers just in time for holiday shopping.”
Bottom Dollar Food opens two Philly stores Oct. 31
Salisbury, N.C. — Bottom Dollar Food will open two new stores on Thursday, Oct. 31, one in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, and one in Ambler, Pa., bringing the market total for the discount grocery chain to 43 stores.
The two new stores add approximately 100 jobs to the greater Philadelphia economy. With the addition of the two new locations, Bottom Dollar Food now operates 62 stores in New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Each store is approximately 18,000 sq. ft.
"There has been a great deal of anticipation for the openings of the Germantown and Ambler stores," said Bottom Dollar Food president Meg Ham. "At Bottom Dollar Food, we are excited to deliver unbelievably low prices on fresh produce, quality meats, and the private and national brands that matter most to our customers. We look forward to bringing our ‘We Won’t Be Beat’ price guarantee to customers in Germantown and Ambler and being a great partner in these communities."