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August 8, 2017
Mall Operator Gives Online Retailers a Spot With ‘In Real Life’ Shop

Dive Brief: General Growth Properties is amping up its retail operations with a "living lab" dubbed "In Real Life," in partnership with retail pop-up architecture company The Lionesque Group. The concept is "an immersive shopping experience that fosters the human connection between you and brands in today’s digital age within an omni-channel s... »

August 8, 2017
New Stores Coming to Hickory Point Mall

Forsyth, IL - New stores are coming to the Hickory Point Mall, according to leaders with the Village of Forsyth. The Village said they are excited to have Sunrise Bakery and Hibbett Sports come to the mall. A third business, Knockerball Max, also told WAND-TV they would soon be in the mall. Sunrise Bakery specializes in Amish-style baked good... »

August 8, 2017
Ten Pin Eatery to Combine Dining and Bowling at Cape Cod Mall

Hyannis, MA - Visitors to the Cape Cod Mall will soon have even more dining and entertainment options with the announcement of the addition of the new Ten Pin Eatery. Ten Pin Eatery, a new concept restaurant, is a joint venture between Cape based Ryan Family Amusements the local Chapin’s Restaurant Group. The multi-million dollar project is... »

August 8, 2017
Oviedo Getting First Brewery at Mall

Oviedo, FL - Oviedo should get its first brewery in 2018. Brewing enthusiast and tech consultant Vishal Chunilal is working to open Oviedo Brewing Company at the Oviedo Mall. Chunilal said he has signed a lease on the former Bill’s Elbow restaurant space.... »

August 7, 2017
Citadel Mall Adds a Basketball Court to Draw in Foot Traffic From Travel Sports Fans

Charleston, SC - A struggling West Ashley shopping center is turning to sports to draw in more foot traffic and turn around its fortunes. In the first inkling of what's to come of Citadel Mall since its sale earlier this year, the interior of the retail destination near the entrance to the recently shuttered J.C. Penney store has been turned int... »

August 5, 2017
Drake-Endorsed OVO Clothing Brand Opens New Store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall

Toronto, ON - A new standalone store for October's Very Own, the clothing brand of Drake’s business partner Oliver El-Khatib, opened in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre Saturday (Aug. 5). The mall, Canada’s fourth largest, is located about 10 minutes away from where Drake grew up in Forest Hill. Lines began forming Friday 8 a.m. to ... »

August 4, 2017
Timberland Debuts new ‘Tree Lab’ Concept Store

King of Prussia, PA - Dive Brief: Outdoor shoe and lifestyle brand Timberland opened a specialty concept store on Thursday, The Timberland Tree Lab, in the King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania, according to a press release. The experimental store carries a theme of "Streetology," emphasizing city style and performance technology "tested and p... »

August 3, 2017
Uniqlo Will Sell Clothes out of Vending Machines in Airports Across the US

Uniqlo wants to make shopping for clothes as easy as buying a chocolate bar. The Japanese retailer is launching new vending machines in 10 locations across the US, including malls and airports. These so-called "Uniqlo To Go" machines will stock two of the most popular items from the brand's "LifeWear" collection: a thermal heat-tech T-shirt ... »

August 3, 2017
Brew City Kiosk ups the Milwaukee Souvenir Ante at Mitchell Airport

Milwaukee, WI - The selection of Milwaukee-themed apparel and souvenirs at the airport just got a major boost. Brew City Brand "officially" opened its Milwaukee gear kiosk at General Mitchell International Airport on Concourse C today. The site – which has actually been up and running since mid-July – is the local souvenir and T-shirt compan... »

August 3, 2017
Sports, Storage And Beyond: Finding New Retail Experiences In Unexpected Places

Between pop-up shops and programming, it gets tough to know when experiential is just a buzzword in retail, and when it really has an impact. From live music to back-of-house efficiencies, here's how Topgolf, The Container Store and Bed Bath & Beyond are innovating to keep consumers engaged. Retailers are focusing more heavily on customer engage... »

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