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Kohl’s outlines plans for store investments

Kohl’s plans to open about 100 small-format stores over the next four years as part of a plan to enter markets where it doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar retail presence. The retailer also will invest $850 million this year to open …

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IKEA to offer solar panels, services in the US

Select IKEA stores in the US will start selling solar panels and installation services this fall in a partnership with California-based SunPower. The products and services will be sold under the “Home Solar” line, which will be available to IKEA …

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Subway outlines plans for experience-focused growth

Subway has trimmed its US restaurant count over the past few years, and growth plans going forward will focus on strategic development with an emphasis on the customer experience, the company said. The 100% franchised sandwich chain will also transition …

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Schlotzsky’s new designs cater to drive-thru demand

Sandwich chain Schlotzsky’s has unveiled a new unit in Oklahoma City that features two drive-thru lanes and no dine-in seating, one of two new smaller formats for the 300-unit chain. The drive-thru lanes at 85% of Schlotzsky’s restaurants generate about …

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IKEA, H&M create space for London’s creatives

Sweden-based retailers H&M and IKEA have partnered to open Atelier100, a London store aimed at promoting local artisans and products. The store, which was built using recycled materials from a former Topshop flagship, will include workshop space for the creators …

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Walmart’s HQ expansion plans feature a hotel

Walmart has unveiled plans for revamping the retailer’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., that will include a 153-room AC Hotel by Marriott. The hotel, set to open in 2024, will also boast a rooftop lounge and 6,000 square feet of …

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Circle K embraces AI-powered self-checkouts

Circle K will install self-checkout machines that use artificial intelligence to automatically ring up items at 7,000 locations over the next few years, after testing the machines in 500 of its convenience stores. The technology, from California-based startup Mashgin, is …

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Dollar General plans to open 1,110 stores this year

Dollar General is on track to open 1,110 locations, finish 1,750 remodels and complete 120 relocations in 2022. The retailer opened 239 stores during the first quarter and finished rolling out its DG Fresh program, which enables it to self-distribute …

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Will all new Amazon Fresh stores have cashierless tech?

An Amazon Fresh store has opened in Huntington Beach, California, the banner’s 15th location in Southern California. The store features the cashierless Amazon One palm scan and Just Walk Out checkout technology, which appears to be the standard for the …

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‘Golden Girls’-themed eatery planned for LA

A Los Angeles fast-casual eatery with the theme of the perennially popular TV show “The Golden Girls” is slated to open in July. Derek Berry, the creator of TV-themed pop-ups including Good Burger and Saved by the Max, will open …

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