Retail News

Microsoft Opens First Flagship Store in New York City (October 26, 2015): Microsoft has opened its first flagship store in New York City. The store is located on Fifth Avenue.

Fresh & Easy Grocery Chain is Closing Stores (October 26, 2015): The Fresh & Easy grocery chain is closing stores. It has 97 stores in three states.

Cherokee Acquires Flip Flop Shops (October 21, 2015): Cherokee Global Brands has announced the acquisition of Flip Flop Shops, a flip flop retail chain.

Early Trend Against Thanksgiving Day Openings Not Likely to Last (October 20, 2015): The early trend against Thanksgiving Day openings is not likely to last once the major brick-and-mortar retailers announce opening times.

GameStop to Close Stores on Thanksgiving. Stores Open 5 a.m. on Black Friday (October 14, 2015): GameStop has announced it will close stores on Thanksgiving Day. Stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

Staples Decides Not to Open Stores on Thanksgiving Day 2015 (October 3, 2015): Staples will not be opening its stores to Thanksgiving Day shoppers this year. Black Friday sales will begin at 6 a.m. oin Black Friday.

Lululemon Launches Craft Beer Called Curiosity Lager (August 1, 2015): Lululemon has launched a limited-edition craft beer called Curiosity Lager. Only 80,000 cans iwll

World's Largest Mall to Open in Qatar in 2016 (July 26, 2015): Qatar is currently building the largest mall in the world. It is called The Mall of Qatar and it will open in the 1st quarter of 2016.

GameStop Completes Acquisition of ThinkGeek (July 20, 2015): GameStop has completed its acquisition of Geeknet, the parent company of ThinkGeek.

Amazon Says Prime Day Will Return in 2016 (July 19, 2015): Amazon says its Prime Day sale was a success and will return in 2016. Amazon sold 34.4 million items.

American Apparel Announces Layoffs and Store Closings (July 7, 2015): American Apparel has announced a turnaround plan that includes cost cutting through layoffs and store closings.

Amazon Launches Treasure Truck in Seattle (June 29, 2015): Amazon has launched a deal carrying truck called the Treasure Truck. It is currently available in the Seattle area.

365 by Whole Foods Market Stores to Launch in 2016 (June 20, 2015): Whole Foods plans to launch a new line of stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market in 2016.

Gap Closing Some Physical Stores While Launching Digital Pop-up Store (June 18, 2015): Gap announced it will be closing 175 physical stores while launching a digital pop-up store.

CVS to Acquire Target's Pharmacy Business (June 15, 2015): CVS is acquiriing Target's pharmacy business and will be running the pharmacy stores inside Target stores.