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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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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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Walgreens plans 10 Massachusetts primary care clinics

Walgreens Boots Alliance with VillageMD will open 10 or more primary care practices in Massachusetts, starting with a location in Quincy slated to open next month, as part of a plan to open 600 US locations by 2025. The pharmacy …

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New NJ shopping center to feature ShopRite, Target

A ShopRite supermarket and a Target will anchor Glenwood Green, a proposed shopping center in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The 355,000-square-foot shopping center, owned by Regency Centers, will include a mix of local and national shops, fitness venues, restaurants, and …

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DSW parent outlines “store of the future” plans

Designer Brands is making plans to shrink some of its stores and use others as fulfillment centers for online sales of its footwear brands including DSW and Camuto Group. The ultimate goal is to develop a “store of the future,” …

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Dollar Tree to add more food, open new combo stores

Dollar Tree will increase its inventory of consumable items this year. The retailer plans to add 400 Family Dollar/Dollar Tree combo store formats to its portfolio this year. Progressive Grocer

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