Store Planning/Construction/Facilities

May 29, 2012
Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. plans to open about 50 bedding stores,...
New York -- Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. plans to open about 50...
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May 29, 2012
M.A.C. Cosmetics will open a flagship on a prime stretch of New York City’...
New York -- M.A.C. Cosmetics will open a flagship on a prime stretch of...
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May 29, 2012
Epicor Software Corp., announced it has entered into an agreement to...
Dublin, Calif. -- Epicor Software Corp., announced it has entered into an...
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May 29, 2012
Avenue Stores announced it has begun the process to close 96 stores over...
Rochell Park, N.J. -- Avenue Stores announced it has begun the process to...
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May 24, 2012
Ann Inc. announced that it will open two stores in Toronto, in fall 2012,...
New York -- Ann Inc. announced Thursday that it will open two stores in...
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May 24, 2012
Sears Canada said it will unveil a new, refreshed store concept in four...
Toronto -- Sears Canada said Thursday it will unveil a new, refreshed...
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May 24, 2012
Fred's Inc. reported that profit for the quarter ended April 28 rose 9.9%...
Memphis, Tenn. -- Fred's Inc. reported Thursday that profit for the...
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Store of the Week

H&M, New York

H&M's new 57,000-sq.-ft. flagship on Fifth Avenue is the fast-fashion retailer's largest store in the world, and also its most upscale. More...

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Industry Viewpoints

Retail Construction Evolved

By Jason Christoff, PE, LEED AP BD+C

The way business is executed within the retail construction industry may never be the same. The Great Recession is finally behind us, but it has changed how retailers deliver stores, as well as how architecture and engineering professionals design them. Read More.

Retail Store of the Year

Chain Store Age presents the winners of its 33rd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition in a slideshow format. See slideshows and credits

StoreSpaces Newsletter—Top Story


Moody’s: Physical stores key to retailers’ online growth strategy
A physical store presence is key to most retailers for their online growth strategy, according to a new report by Moody’s Investor Services. Based on existing data, Moody’s estimate online sales as a percent of total retail sales are just 6% today, and will increase to 7.1% by 2016, and potentially reach a double-digit (mid-teens) share of the total retail sales pie in about five years.
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