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    Amazon to open first physical clothing store

    Amazon Style will launch later this year in Los Angeles, bringing technology and personalization to the forefront of its shopping experience. 

    By Jan. 20, 2022
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    Are Sephora and Ulta on a collision course?

    Signs point to yes. Here's what the retailers' new shop-in-shop partnerships mean for their own competition and the rest of the space.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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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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    Foxtrot brings in $100M, plans to open 25 new stores in 2022

    The upscale convenience store chain is also testing cashierless technology and looking to triple the size of its engineering team.

    By Sam Silverstein • Jan. 12, 2022
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    10 retail trends to watch in 2022

    Last year upended some trends and accelerated others. What will 2022 bring for retailers?

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    The Backroom: Our traditional interview with the retail prophet, Doug Stephens

    While the pandemic isn't over, 2021 seemed to show that physical locations remain important to retail. But each store must have something to offer.

    By Dec. 30, 2021
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    A Pea in the Pod opens concept stores in Chicago, NYC

    The retailer is planning on opening "a handful" of retail stores in its top customer locations across the U.S. 

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    How Shoe Carnival became a billion-dollar brand — and counting

    The footwear retailer is stepping up with revamped stores, a strategic acquisition and big goals set by new CEO Mark Worden.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Zippin brings checkout-free tech to JFK airport store

    The tech startup has plans to bring its cashierless technology to nearly 100 stores in train stations and airports by the end of 2022. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 9, 2021
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    Parachute taps Amazon vet as first chief commercial officer

    Drew Sheriff, who previously oversaw the e-commerce giant's physical operations, will add expertise as the DTC brand looks to expand its footprint.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
  • Wayfair plots 3 new stores in 2022

    The stores, covering its AllModern and Joss & Main brands, are the first in a series of openings the retailer is planning over the next two years.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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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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    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