Walmart is scaling back Jet operations in New York by eliminating its fresh-food delivery business in the city as the company pursues a larger online consolidation with the intent of most effectively building its digital business.
On the dark and rainy morning of October 27, shoppers still lined up to experience the first Wegmans in New York City and discovered a food retail experience quite different from others found in the Big Apple.
As part of the company’s urban strategy, which has thus far focused on New York City, Ikea Retail U.S. will open a Queens store in space that once housed a Sears location.
In the first of several waves of openings on Long Island, New York, Lidl U.S. said it will open stores in Plainview, Babylon, Huntington, and Center Moriches by early 2020. The initiative follows the company’s recent acquisition of the Best Market grocery store chain.
Ikea launched a new chapter in its expansion in the U.S. as it opened its first Planning Studio in New York this week, a retail concept that is part prototype and part test operation, a spokesperson said.
On Monday, April 15, Ikea will open its first-ever Planning Studio at 999 Third Avenue in Manhattan, near Bloomingdale’s, marking a new, smaller-scale chapter in the Swedish retailer’s development.
Amazon has canceled plans to build a headquarters in New York, citing opposition from some local politicians who objected to the tax breaks and other incentives the company was to receive.
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.