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Mall foot traffic data shows some positive signs

Foot traffic at malls was within 30% of 2019’s tally in October, according to data from Placer.ai, marking the best reading since February. That number worsened in November before rebounding in December, when foot traffic was off 32.4% on a …

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Pet Supplies Plus to take over 40 Pet Valu stores

Pet Supplies Plus will acquire about 40 former Pet Valu stores across the Northeast, with the goal of keeping a pet retailer in some communities and saving retail jobs. Read the Pet Food Processing story here

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How 7-Eleven is trying to revamp its US image

7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan, called “konbini,” are a one-stop shop of package pickup, prepared meals and train tickets, but the brand is struggling to bring that approach to the US, where 7-Eleven is known as a late-night go-to for …

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Albertsons tests pickup kiosk at Jewel-Osco in Chicago

Albertsons is piloting a contactless pickup program using an automated, temperature-controlled kiosk that stores orders and allows customers to access them with their smartphones. The first PickUp Kiosk, created by Cleveron, is now operating at a Jewel-Osco store in Chicago …

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Philadelphia to welcome $600M Live! Casino & Hotel

The $600 million Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will open this month in the city’s Stadium District, more than two years after the start of construction. The complex features a 12-story, 208-room luxury hotel along with multiple gaming, dining and …

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Worcester, Mass., clears way for Amazon distribution center

Planning officials in Worcester, Mass., have approved Amazon’s plans to demolish and redevelop a mall into a “last-mile” distribution center that could come online as early as late 2022. Some residents say Amazon could have gone to greater lengths to …

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Save A Lot moves forward with plans to sell stores

Save A Lot is pushing ahead with plans to sell 300-plus corporate-run sites by the end of this year as it switches to a new wholesale business model, recently announcing the sale of 51 stores in Tampa, Florida to Fresh …

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$8B in renovations transform N.Y.’s LaGuardia Airport

As $8 billion in renovations near the finish line, New York City’s LaGuardia Airport now boasts modern public spaces with art installations and images of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge projected onto a fountain, along with a …

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$110M development planned in Michigan includes hotel

A $110 million mixed-use development is being proposed for a property in downtown Muskegon, Michigan, where past plans to build a casino fell through, according to MLive. The plan includes single- and multifamily residential and retail space as well as …

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Lowe’s plans appliance outlet in Texas

Lowe’s will open its first Texas outlet store in a former warehouse it closed in 2019, according to The Dallas Morning News. The Lowe’s Outlet, slated to open sometime this year in Irving, will sell scratch-and-dent appliances that will come …

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