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How THC’s spa-like persona is helping transform Illinois’ cannabis market

The large LED screens lining the walls of The Herbal Care Center’s (THC) dispensary’s showroom in downtown Chicago signal the options customers have to choose from in the city’s cannabis shop. When Illinois became the 11th state to legalize and …

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How Canadian Tire is leading the retail pack

In 1922, brothers John William (J.W.) and Alfred Jackson (A.J.) Billes purchased the Hamilton Tire and Garage Ltd. in Toronto’s Riverdale neighborhood for $1,800. With Canada’s automotive market booming, the Billes Brothers were looking to get in on the action, …

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Home Depot to build a bigger presence in NYC

Home Depot will take over a four-story, 120,000-square-foot retail space in New York City when Bed Bath & Beyond‘s lease on the space expires next year. The store will be the home improvement retailer’s third retail space in Manhattan. Read …

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Grocery Outlet appears primed for East Coast expansion

Grocery Outlet, which has become a growing presence on the West Coast with its unique consignment model, now appears ready to grow its East Coast operation. Although the company hasn’t commented on its expansion plans, it recently posted job openings …

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The RealReal’s newest store reflects Chicago

High-end resale platform The RealReal has opened its biggest brick-and-mortar store in Chicago, with on-site services including custom tailoring and repair services for apparel, watches, handbags and shoes. The 12,000-square-foot store also features a cafe selling food and drinks from …

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American Dream mall in NJ to reopen on October 1

New Jersey’s American Dream mall has set Oct. 1 to reopen its indoor amusement and entertainment areas and open some of its stores for the first time. Zara, H&M and Primark are among the retailers set to debut, and in …

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Survey: Labor shortage persists amid pandemic

A survey of contractors by AGC and Autodesk found just over half of respondents report difficulties finding craft workers, even though 60% said at least one planned project had been delayed or canceled. Substantial numbers also cited lengthier project times …

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Macy’s maps plans for small, off-mall stores

Macy’s will continue investing in stores at top-flight malls, but it will also test smaller-format namesake stores away from malls and one non-mall Bloomingdale’s location. Macy’s reported $3.6 billion in second quarter sales, up from $3 billion in the first …

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Gap, Banana Republic plan mall-based store closures

Gap will shutter upwards of 225 namesake and Banana Republic stores this year, more than the 90 locations the retailer initially announced in March. Most of the stores slated for closure are mall-based, the retailer said, and it expects to …

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Conversation with…Rob Haddock, S-5!

The inventor of metal roof attachment solutions is an award-winning roof-forensics expert, author, lecturer, building envelope scientist and former contractor with more than five decades of metal roofing in his blood. Through S-5! (www.S-5.com), he has created the leading authority …

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