Store Planning/Construction/Facilities

Apr 16, 2012
Best Buy announced the locations of the 50 stores that it is closing this...
Minneapolis -- Best Buy on Saturday announced the locations of the 50...
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Apr 13, 2012
Lord & Taylor has opened an 80,000-sq.-ft. store in Ridge Hill center...
New York -- Lord & Taylor has opened an 80,000-sq.-ft. store in Ridge...
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Apr 13, 2012
Retailers’ growth plans are running about 5% ahead of year-ago projections...
New York -- Retailers’ growth plans are running about 5% ahead of...
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Apr 13, 2012
MSP Technology, Huntington, N.Y., a leader in the development of energy-...
New York -- MSP Technology, Huntington, N.Y., a leader in the development...
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Apr 11, 2012
Walmart announced six SolarCity projects on stores in Colorado, marking...
Bentonville, Ark. -- Walmart announced six SolarCity projects on stores in...
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Apr 11, 2012
Simon Property Group said that, in partnership with Mitsubishi Estate Co...
Indianapolis -- Simon Property Group said Wednesday that, in partnership...
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Apr 10, 2012
Ikea said it has officially plugged in the solar energy system installed...
Paramus, N.J. -- Ikea said Tuesday it has officially plugged in the solar...
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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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