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Florists, restaurants to see biggest boost
Consumers in the U.S. could spend up to $21.2 billion this Mother’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation (...
Food, drink concepts prevalent in remodeled store
Nordstrom’s (Seattle) downtown Seattle location debuted its new in-store bar, Habitant, last week. According to the...
Four "Backstage" stores to open this...
Macy’s Inc. (Cincinnati) announced today that it will launch four pilot stores for a new, off-price retail concept,...
Eyewear retailer raises $100 million in funding
Online eyewear retailer Warby Parker (New York) has completed a round of financing that has put $100 million in its pockets...
Handheld ordering devices decrease service time
Starbucks Corp. (Seattle) opened its first Express store in New York. The new model aims to provide faster service than...
Expanding women’s wear footprint in stores
Capitalizing on the “athleisure” trend, where customers -- particularly women -- are wearing athletic wear as...
Will recreate runway show during visit
Tommy Hilfiger (New York) will visit Beijing in late May to open his largest store in China. The two-story, 5400-plus-...
Lays off head of human resources
Bob Evans Farms Inc. (New Albany, Ohio) announced it will close 20 underperforming Bob Evans Restaurants this year, mostly...
Will build 11 new stores, remodel 22 others
The Kroger Co. (Cincinnati) announced it will build 11 new stores in Indianapolis by 2017. The company also plans to expand...
Adds sportswear to rental mix
Rent the Runway (New York City), provider of designer dress and accessory rentals, will open its fifth physical outpost...

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