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Asian nomads, Marco Polo and Best Buy all learned it’s difficult to enter if you underestimate the challenges

When I moved to Cincinnati in 2000, I was introduced to the local joke:

“Mark Twain used to say, ‘When the end of...

Customers can “vote” on possible locations

Birchbox (New York) announced that it will open two new stores next year, one of which will be dedicated entirely to men’...

Vancouver boutique features antique fireplace, commissioned pieces

Yesterday, Christian Dior (Paris) opened its first Canadian stand-alone stores, reports ...

Plans to reach $1 billion in sales by 2018

Art Van Furniture Inc. (Warren, Mich.) plans to open a new flagship store in Chicago’s Downers Grove area, which will be...

Unexpectedly low compared to previous year

June retail sales – excluding autos, gasoline and restaurants – decreased 0.2 percent, seasonally adjusted month-to-month...

Aim to reduce unemployment for young people

Starbucks (Seattle) and 16 other companies are partnering to launch a new hiring program called Opportunities Initiative...

Building houses 1.2 million square feet of floor space

Macy’s Inc. (Cincinnati) has announced its departure from its historic Pittsburgh location at 400 Fifth Ave. to allow...

Set to open eight stores in the next four years

Simons (Montreal), one of Canada’s oldest family-owned department store chains, is planning to extend the brand across...

Industry workforce expands

Retail hiring is up, while customer spending remains somewhat weak, according to...

Retailer strives to make high-priced brand more accessible

Following a drop in sales due to an apparent misalignment of garment quality and high prices, J.Crew (New York) announced...

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