Ocean State Job Lot recently purchased six former Toys “R” Us stores, and has agreed to a long-term lease at a seventh, with the stores located in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Ikea’s strategy for its new, urban Planning Studio is based less on its past practices and more on an omnichannel approach the retailer is embracing.
Ikea is planning to open its first city center store in the U.S., marking what the company said is its ongoing transformation and commitment to bring the retailer into the heart of urban areas. The “Ikea Planning Studio” is slated to open in Manhattan in spring 2019.
The much-rumored location of Amazon’s HQ2 is now official with Northern Virginia and New York City sharing the spoils.
Days after a published report indicated that Amazon was on the verge of choosing Crystal City, VA, as the home for its second headquarters, news that the e-commerce giant is also looking at a second location has surfaced.
Restoration Hardware (RH) has opened a new-model design gallery in New York City, locating it in Manhattan’s now-trendy Meat Packing District as a showcase for its latest thinking about store design.
According to a recent report on CNBC, as Sears Holdings continues to look for ways to boost sales, the company is testing new store concepts, including a mini-Kmart inside a Sears store in Brooklyn, NY.
NY Now’s Handmade Global Design section is sold out for exhibitors, and will feature more than 20 first-time exhibitors, an Ecuador Pavilion and more.
Wayfair is opening a customer service center in Big Flats, NY, and hiring 450 full-time management, customer service and sales employees.
The International Housewares Association annual International Home + Housewares Show Preview, held in New York City, demonstrated that the home merchandise sector continues to dream up new ways to make the lives of consumers easier and more interesting.