Making strides into brick-and-mortar stores, eBay has partnered with Kate Spade to launch a retail concept that brings eBay features to the in-store experience. According to CNet, not many other details were provided at this moment.
Walgreens is about to open a larger-than-normal store in the Downtown Crossing section of Boston. According to Bostinno, the nearly 25,000 square foot store will have everything from carry-out lunch to traditional groceries.
With nearly 1,400 store-within-a-store concepts slated to be opened by early June, the Samsung Experience store opened this week in the Union Square Best Buy this week. This store represents one of close to 900 such stores to open between now and May, according to PC Mag.
Starting this summer, Walmart employees will be able to see real-time updates of inventory levels on their store shelves with the help of a new mobile app. According to RIS News, the tablet-enabled app allows employees to do everything from ensuring displays are set up correctly to printing missing labels.
From their Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting on Monday, Walmart reinforced their commitment to creating more sustainable stores and infrastructures. According to Chain Store Age, Walmart has their eyes set on being 100% energy independent.
Making headlines with innovative store launches in Hong Kong, Chicago, and London, Burberry plans to open their next flagship store on Rodeo Drive in Southern California. According to the Los Angeles Times, the new store will occupy the space currently housing Ermengildo Zegna.
In a bid to help local businesses in Milwaukee grow, OfficeMax is testing a new concept store aimed directly at small business owners. According to Chain Store Age, the new store will replace an existing OfficeMax. The new store will be completely redesigned.
For CEO’s, most your time may not be spent focused on your company’s supply chain, but they should, at least some of the time. According to Industry Week, supply chains ensure products are delivered on time and in good shape, factors that contribute directly to a company’s bottom line.
A new study from Market Force has found that certain retailers are attracting more first-time customers. The top five include Khol’s, Macy’s, H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Forever 21, according to an article on Retail Customer Experience.
The mega-retailer is working on ways to improve the customer experience on both a macro and micro level. From the in-store experience to managing global supply chains, they are rethinking the entire process.
Control Group, a New York City-based design and technology firm, partnered with Kate Spade Saturday to unveil the company’s newest flagship concept. According to an article on Retail Customer Experience, the first store, located in Japan, will be followed by additional stores in Japan and the United States.
The Palisades Center in Nyack, NY will soon be home to Uniqlo’s second U.S. mall location. According to an article by Chain Store Age, Uniqlo, a division of Japan’s Fast Retailing Co. will soon have a total of six locations throughout the United States.