Staples introduces omni-channel stores
Framingham, Mass. — Staples has launched an "omni-channel" retail concept, opening a location in Norwood, Mass., and Dover, Del. The new format incorporate Staples online and mobile assets into the retail experience.
The stores feature kiosks that provide customers access to more than 100,000 items. Customers can pay for transactions either at the kiosk or register. Other features include a business lounge with meeting space and mobile workstations, in-store pickup of online purchases, technical and copying/printing consultation and services, and an ink and toner finder.
“We listened to our customers and provided the products, services and features they need to succeed,” said Demos Parneros, president North America stores and online. “Our stores make efficient use of space while offering more products and services than ever through our mobile and online features. We also know that shopping is an occasion and we’ve created a fun experience for our customers. We’re very proud of our omni-channel stores and this is just the beginning as we’ll continue to evolve our network.”
Elliman retail team to lease nine Harlem buildings
New York — Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group has won exclusive rights to lease a 25,000-sq.-ft., nine-building portfolio in Harlem.
Five of the buildings are on a central transverse at 135th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Boulevards, one is on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and three are on the revitalized Frederick Douglass Blvd. Store sizes range from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft.
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DRE signs five retailers into Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach, Va. — Divaris Real Estate has arranged five retail leases for space in Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
- T-Mobile signed three leases for 4,225 sq. ft. The company will move into 1,600 sq. ft. in Kempsriver Crossing in Virginia Beach, 1,500 sq. ft. in Southern Shopping Center in Norfolk and 1,125 sq. ft. in Indian River Shoppes in Chesapeake.
- Original Mattress Factory is relocating to a larger space in Sam’s Circle in Chesapeake. The new space is 2,400 sq. ft.
- Firehouse Subs will set up shop in 1,800 sq. ft. in Strawbridge Marketplace in Virginia Beach.
- DRE is a member of Realty Resources and The CORE Network.
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