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Analyst Thinks The Gap Needs to Close 175 More Stores in North America

The Gap has greatly reduced its North America stores over the past several years. The company had over 1,150 stores in North American in 2009. It is expected to have less than 800 stores in the region by 2008. One analyst still thinks more Gap stores need to close. Read more... May 2, 2016

Aritaum Chain Carries Korean Beauty Products

Aritaum is a new chain of boutique stores that cares Korean beauty products. The company says it has the largest curated collection of premium Korean beauty products in North America. There are now over 70 Aritaum locations in the U.S. a and Canada. Read more... April 29, 2016

Sports Authority to Pursue Sale Instead of Reorganization

Sports Authority will now pursue a sale and liquidate its assets instead of reorganizing through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The sporting goods retailer filed for Chapter 11 in March. At that time it planned to close up to 140 stores. Read more... April 27, 2016

Luxury Consignment Site The RealReal Raises Another $40 Million

The RealReal, a luxury consignment website, has raised another $40 million in financing. The company is planning to use the newly raised money for acquisitions. Read more... April 25, 2016

Amazon to Close Its MyHabit Site

Amazon is going to shut down its MyHabit member shopping flash sale site. The online retailer will focus on Amazon Fashion instead. The site will shut down at the end of May. Read more... April 21, 2016

Staples Partners With Workbar to Offer Coworking Spaces Inside Staples Stores

Staples has collaborated with Workbar to offer shared work spaces inside select Staples stores. The first three Workbar spaces will be in Boston, Massachusetts at locations in Danvers, Norwood, and Brighton. Read more... April 16, 2016

Wegmans Tops Survey of Favorite Grocery Store Chains

Wegmans has topped a survey of favorite national grocery chains conducted by Market Force International. Market Force surveyed 10,000 consumers in the study. Wegmans was followed by Publix and Trader Joe's. Wal-Mart ranked at the very bottom of the survey. Other low-ranked stores included Giant Food, Stop & Shop and Safeway. Read more... April 14, 2016

Sanrio Opens Hello Kitty Store at Universal Orlando Resort

A new Hello Kitty Shop has opened at the Universal Orlando Resort. The store is located along Hollywood Boulevard in the Florida theme park. It features specialty merchandise including stationery, home goods, apparel, accessories, plush toys, collectibles and confectionery treats. Hello Kitty will also make regular appearances at the store. Read more... April 14, 2016

Hancock Fabrics Starts Going-out-of-Business Sales

Hancock Fabrics is starting going-out-of-business sales after filing for bankruptcy protection in February, 2016. The liquidation sales are being handled by Great American Group. Read more... April 4, 2016

Amazon Adds Over 100 New Amazon Dash Buttons

Amazon has greatly expanded its Amazon Dash Buttons. The online retailer has tripled the number of brands available. They have also added new retail categories including snacks, vitamins, office products, pet supplies, feminine care and more. Read more... March 31, 2016

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