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The North Face focuses on experience with new store format
posted on Aug 20 19

The North Face has created a new store format with the opening of an 8,000-square-foot New York City location, and it plans to remodel most of its 100 existing stores in the coming years. The lighter, brighter store features products and stories that encourage shoppers to explore, a dedicated pickup area for online orders and services including personal styling. Read the Glossy story here

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Hy-Vee rolls out newest Fast & Fresh location
posted on Aug 20 19

Hy-Vee cut the ribbon on its third Fast & Fresh store this week in Des Moines, Iowa. The concept offers prepared foods, groceries, gas and convenience store products on a smaller scale than Hy-Vee’s full retail locations, but on a larger scale than most convenience stores. Read The Des Moines Register story here

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5 cities nearly tied in meeting planners’ poll
posted on Aug 20 19

New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas placed 1-2-3 in a tightly bunched ranking of top North American locations for meeting planners over the coming two years, an STR survey shows. Orlando, Florida, and Washington, D.C., were nearly as popular. Read the Hotels Magazine online story here

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Tradition-conscious update set for Beverly Hills’ Hilton
posted on Aug 20 19

A top-to-bottom overhaul of California’s iconic Beverly Hilton hotel is expected to be completed by early 2020, in time for the luxury property’s 65th anniversary. Texas design firm Paul Duesing Partners is steering a modernization aimed at honoring the sumptuous ambiance that has distinguished the Hollywood glamour center. Read the TravelPulse story here

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Dick’s Sporting Goods creates clearance concept
posted on Aug 19 19

Dick’s Sporting Goods has reportedly transformed three of its stores into Dick’s Sporting Goods Clearance Outlets since May. The stores sell only clearance footwear and apparel from a variety of brands, and do not stock sports equipment or other products. Read The Journal Times story here

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