October 2011

90 percent of wireless retailers looking to improve the in-store experience

October 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

iQmetrix, a provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, has announced the results of its 7th annual "State of the Wireless Industry" survey released at its Wireless Summit held in Miami, FL Oct. 16-18. The survey, conducted by iQmetrix, polled 158 independent wireless resellers across North America, and provides an inside peek at trends, challenges and plans for expansion. [...]

Canada’s Joe Fresh makes U.S. debut

October 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Joe Fresh, the Canadian value-priced apparel brand, has opened its first permanent U.S. store, in Bridgewater Mall, Bridgewater, N.J., and another in Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, N.Y. The company will make its New York City debut, in Manhattan’s Flat Iron District, on Nov.3. A second store will open in spring, on Fifth Ave. [...]

Lord & Taylor expanding

October 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lord & Taylor plans to open three new department stores in the coming year, according to The New York Post. Two locations are slated to open in March -- an 80,000-sq-ft. store at a lifestyle center in Yonkers, N.Y. [...]

Gap and Lowe’s Close a Combined 209 Stores

October 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

U.S. retailers Gap and Lowe's announced last week that they will close a combined 209 stores as part of their expansion strategies. Lowe's will close 20 stores and expects to open 10 to 15 stores per year in North America from 2012 forward. Gap will close 189 stores as well as downsize an undisclosed number of Old Navy stores and expand overseas growth. [...]
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