Retail Store of the Year Design Competition early bird rate ends on Nov. 29
New York — The early bird rate for Chain Store Age’s 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition ends on Nov. 29. Retailers, design firms, architects and suppliers are invited to submit entries for the competition, whose regular deadline for submission is December 23, 2013.
The competition is open to stores and restaurants that opened between November 30, 2012 and December 30, 2013. More than 20 competition categories are featured, including department stores, supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, drug stores, specialty stores, and pop-up stores. This year, for the first time, the competition also includes the category of digital in-store innovation.
For information and an entry form, click here.
For questions, email Marianne Wilson at [email protected].
TJX launching holiday gift hotline
Framingham, Mass. — TJX Cos. is launching its first-ever holiday gift hotline for its TJ Maxx and Marshall stores.
The hotline will be available to shoppers from Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 6, and will be staffed by nationally renowned style and gifting experts.
The hotline will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victoria’s Secret opens beauty store in LAX Airport
East Rutherford, N.J. — Victoria’s Secret, in partnership with travel retailer Hudson Group, has opened a new beauty & accessories store in Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
The store has a sophisticated storefront, while the interior features upscale elements like black-cherry fixtures and eye-catching focal walls. The interior includes a gallery of iconic black and white images and a video wall that broadcasts footage of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
In addition to this new store at TBIT, Hudson operates Victoria’s Secret stores in JFK Terminal 1 and Vancouver International Airport. Another is scheduled to open early next month in JFK Terminal 4, with other locations to follow in 2014.