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Why Macy's is Finally Expanding Globally

Macy's logo October 29, 2014

Macy's and Bloomingdale's will expand their horizons by opening in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018. Until now, Macy's has remained a domestic...

Domo Arigato, Lowe’s, for Using Robots

Lowe's Robot October 29, 2014

It’s not April Fool’s Day! Just before the holidays, Lowe's really is introducing two robotic shopping assistants at one of its Orchard Supply Hardware stores...

Gap Expanding Old Navy in Middle East

Gap's logo October 27, 2014

San Francisco-based Gap Inc. signed deals to open Old Navy stores in six countries in the Middle East next year. Franchisees Fawaz A. Alhokair &...

Still On the Fence About Beacons? Read This.

American Eagle-Beacons October 20, 2014

If you’re a skeptic like me, all of the talk of beacons in retail stores sounds a little too pie-in-the-sky. Beacons, as you probably know by...

How Eileen Fisher Achieves Omnichannel Success

Luxuery Interactive 201 logo October 16, 2014

Lauren Croke, director of web and e-commerce at luxury fashion brand Eileen Fisher, pointed to her company's collaborative atmosphere as the driver of its omnichannel success...

Macy's to Open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Macy's logo October 15, 2014

The Black Friday fight is on with the announcement Tuesday that Macy's will open stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last...

Retailers Pin Hopes on Holidays After Sluggish Summer Sales

Survey: 65 Percent of Customers Still Have Holiday Shopping to Do October 13, 2014

Expectations for the holiday season are upbeat, even as retailers grapple with the fallout from slow summer sales and shifting consumer shopping habits. Retail sales...

No Store? No Problem. Kate Spade Lets You Shop Construction Site

Kate Spade October 10, 2014

For some brands, the mall of the future already has arrived. Affordable luxury label Kate Spade earlier this week unveiled shoppable scaffolding in New Jersey's...

Bloomingdale’s Opens New Store for Digitally Savvy Shoppers

Bloomingdales_logo October 10, 2014

Bloomingdale's gave the media a sneak preview on Oct. 7 of its new, three-level, 125,000-square-foot store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., a mall smack dab...

Report: Amazon to Open Retail Store in New York City

Amazon logo October 10, 2014

Could this be's Miracle on 34th Street? The online retail giant will take on Macy's and other Herald Square retailers with a physical store...