Store Concepts


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    Instagram celebrates Shop anniversary with New York City pop-up

    Instagram celebrates 1 million followers on its Shop account as the social commerce industry is expected to grow.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 18, 2022
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    Google opens second retail store

    The tech company says its new Brooklyn location is the first of its "neighborhood stores," meant to be more intimate and community focused.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 17, 2022
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    The latest in experiential retail

    With customers returning to in-store shopping, retailers are testing out new store concepts, exiting others and otherwise refining their brick-and-mortar touchpoints.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Ikea to invest more than $3B in stores

    Ikea's largest franchisee, Ingka Group, will work to update its physical locations across 32 markets to support the retailer's online operations.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Savage X Fenty plans 6 more stores

    The lingerie brand opened its first store in January, followed by four others. Now, the company plans to more than double that footprint.

    By May 5, 2022
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    United By Blue started in wholesale, expanded to DTC and now sells other sustainable brands. Here's why.

    Over the last 18 months, the company has grown its collection of third-party brands "really rapidly" to account for 20% of its assortment.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Inside the Store: Amazon Go's new suburban format

    The Mill Creek, Washington, store features an expanded selection of grocery products, a customer service desk and a made-to-order meal counter.

    By Jeff Wells • April 27, 2022
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    Meta to open its first retail store

    The location opens next month in Burlingame, California, and will showcase metaverse-related products. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 26, 2022
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    Francesca's expands Franki tween brand with 9 stand-alone stores

    The 1,200- to 1,600-square-foot locations will be found in A malls where the flagship banner does well, the company said on Monday.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Whole Foods continues checkout tech makeover with Amazon One

    The Amazon-owned grocery chain added the technology to a newly opened store in Austin, Texas, and plans to bring it to six other area locations in the coming weeks.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • April 26, 2022
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    What Lululemon is prioritizing in the years ahead

    From the retailer's plans for Mirror to what international markets it's planning to enter, here are some takeaways on the company's new strategy.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Champs Sports opens experiential 'Homefield' concept

    The store features a basketball and multisport court, a virtual reality system, a try-on treadmill for running shoes, and community programming.

    By April 18, 2022
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    The infinite possibilities of physical retail

    If the future is being defined as digital, what is a physical retailer to do? Explore three key themes that should frame your next move.

    By Caitlin Neyer, Director of Strategy at ChangeUp • April 18, 2022
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    3 pillars driving the future of store experience

    The acceleration of digital behaviors is encouraging many brands and retailers to rethink the role of the store. As you develop your goals for 2022 and beyond, refer to these best practices. 

    April 18, 2022
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    From physical stores to the metaverse, what retail execs are thinking about in 2022

    Executives at Shoptalk shared insight on how companies are navigating fast-moving industry changes.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Scotch & Soda to open 20 stores in the next 6 months

    After announcing plans to open 22 stores by the end of 2021, the brand is looking to expand its presence further in major cities like Boston, Milan and Shanghai.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Is Petco positioned for long-term growth?

    The specialty pet retailer introduced new store formats, inked partnerships with major retailers and leaned hard into health and wellness services. But it hasn't always been a smooth ride.

    By April 4, 2022
  • Five Below looks to triple store count by 2030

    Coming off a year of strong sales growth, the discounter is looking to double its sales and add 1,000 new stores by the end of 2025.

    By March 31, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Petco to test a new store concept, and Balance Athletica rebrands

    Petco will open stores with products for pets and livestock, while the athleisure brand changed its name to Vitality following a lawsuit with New Balance.

    By Retail Dive Staff • March 25, 2022
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    Continuing with its DTC pivot, Nike plans stand-alone Jordan stores

    Wholesale is still key to the company's strategy, CEO John Donahoe said, emphasizing that Foot Locker is "a large and important partner."

    By March 22, 2022
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    Target, Amazon debut sustainable store concepts

    Target introduced its first net zero energy store, while an Amazon Fresh store is pursuing a net zero carbon certification. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 21, 2022
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    ThirdLove's founders on its re-entrance into physical retail

    The DTC brand closed its New York pop-up at the start of the pandemic. Now, the company is jumping back into brick and mortar.

    By March 15, 2022
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    Ulta plans to open 250 more Target shop-in-shops this year

    2021 was a year of growth, as net sales at the beauty retailer surged more than 40% over 2020 and expanded by over a billion dollars from 2019.

    By March 11, 2022
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    Target plans $5B investment in operations, including 30 new stores

    After growing its sales and stealing market share in recent years, the retailer is still hungry for new markets and customers.  

    By March 2, 2022
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    Aurate is opening stores again. Here's how the brand is thinking through brick and mortar

    Like others in the DTC space, Aurate closed its stores once the pandemic hit. Now it's returning to the channel with two new stores and more on the horizon.

    By March 1, 2022
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    Soma debuts self-adjusting 'Bodify' bra

    The new tech-enabled bra comes just a couple of years after the brand released a patented measurement bra with fit tech company Like A Glove.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 23, 2022