Store Concepts


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    The Weekly Closeout: The Container Store brings in new brands and the latest Toys R Us comeback

    The home goods retailer is adding products from Blueland and The Laundress, while the once-ubiquitous toy retailer is entering brick and mortar again.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Dec. 3, 2021
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    Ulta's Q3 sales hit a record $2B as it finishes Target expansion for 2021

    COO Kecia Steelman said customers are shopping the entire assortment at the big-box retailer.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    How the purpose of stores is evolving

    Stores have always evolved in order to compete as times, technology and tastes change. And, most of all, to please customers.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Parade opens first brick-and-mortar store in SoHo

    The location features a technicolor archway, a claw machine where customers can win products and a life-size circus tent.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 2, 2021
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    The Bay debuts tech-enabled pop-up shop for the holidays

    Shoppers can make purchases by scanning QR codes and checking out on their phones. The store also offers a buy now, pay later option.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 1, 2021
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    Dick's plots new House of Sport, Public Lands stores as sales rise 14%

    The athletics retailer also has a new chief financial officer in Navdeep Gupta, who took on the role last month.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Glossier opens second store this year with new LA flagship

    The location in West Hollywood is just a few blocks away from where the DTC beauty brand had a previous store on Melrose Place.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Starbucks, Amazon Go open cashierless store concept in NYC

    The two plan to open additional stores in 2022, as more retailers experiment with grab-and-go technology. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 19, 2021
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    How Nike execs think through its digital ecosystem

    Recent collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion and Dick's Sporting Goods have built on the brand's efforts to craft a connected shopping experience across its channels.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Pacsun opens first Pacsun Kids store

    The retailer will open five additional locations in 2022, which will feature genderless clothing for children ages 4 to 14.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Bed Bath & Beyond launches online marketplace, partners with Kroger

    The home goods retailer on Tuesday also said it will complete its stock buyback program by the end of this fiscal year, two years ahead of schedule.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
  • Ikea's small-format planning studio concept heads to the West Coast

    The furniture retailer first opened the concept in 2019 on New York City's Upper East Side.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    Petco opens SoHo flagship dedicated to its private label

    The store will exclusively sell Reddy products, the three-year-old owned brand focused on premium pet goods.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    Allbirds opens first store in Denver

    In its IPO filing, the DTC brand laid out a growth plan that included expanding its store fleet.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Walmart-owned Moosejaw to open store in Bentonville

    The outdoors retailer's 6,000-square-foot shop is located just a few blocks away from where Sam Walton launched Walton's 5 & 10 back in 1950.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Ulta tests small-format stores, moves into wellness as it seeks growth

    Five years ago, the beauty retailer tested smaller stores and ultimately didn't move forward with them. Now, executives say things have changed.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Gopuff launches in NYC with retail sites

    The company has opened more than a dozen locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. An unspecified number will service walk-up customers and also fulfill online orders.

    By Jeff Wells • Oct. 21, 2021
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    Target more than doubles Apple shop-in-shops in time for the holidays

    Just months after its initial rollout, the retailer is expanding the number of dedicated stores from 17 to 36 locations.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    7 experiential store concepts that opened this year

    From Dick's Public Lands outdoors banner to Bloomie's to Ulta's Target shop-in-shops, here are some of the most notable concept launches this year.

    By Oct. 11, 2021
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    The Weekly Closeout: Mirror plans Canada launch and what's with all the e-commerce spinoffs?

    Lululemon will expand the home fitness tech to nearly 200 stores, and Macy's is encouraged to follow department store Saks on a strange path.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Oct. 8, 2021
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    J.C. Penney to unveil inclusive beauty concept

    The department store tried to salvage its lucrative Sephora partnership just as it entered bankruptcy last year.

    By Oct. 1, 2021
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    The Weekly Closeout: The Yeezy Gap hoodie looks like a hoodie and Eastbay launches new private label

    Kanye's latest Gap offering will ship in two to eight weeks, while Foot Locker's high-school focused brand introduced a performance line. 

    By Retail Dive Staff • Oct. 1, 2021
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    Gopuff plans to open a digital-first retail store

    Planning documents filed in San Francisco outline a location that has digital ordering kiosks and is built to efficiently manage in-store and online orders.

    By Jeff Wells • Oct. 1, 2021
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    Dollar Tree expands its experiment with higher prices

    The discounter is growing the footprint of new formats and upping prices at some core stores as rocketing supply chain costs squeeze profits.

    By Sept. 29, 2021
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    Madewell, ThredUp open secondhand store in Brooklyn

    The pop-up will be around until the end of October, with the goal of educating shoppers about the potential future of circular fashion.

    By Sept. 24, 2021
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    Reuse in focus at Nordstrom x Levi's pop-up

    The partnership highlights emerging brands Collina Strada, Melody Ehsani and Thompson Street Studio.

    By Sept. 21, 2021