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Retail Right Now: September 16
September 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Happy Friday! Before you had out for the weekend, catch up on the biggest retail news stories of the week. There's a retail robot named Pepper and big news from (as usual).

Retail Video Spotlight Series: Leesa Dream Gallery
September 7, 2016 at 9:01 am

Leesa Sleep is a direct-to-consumer mattress retailer, which opened its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City in April. However, this isn’t your typical retail store. Leesa partnered with ArtLifting, a company that empowers homeless and/or disabled artists through the celebration and sales of their artwork. Together, they created the world’s first combined mattress store and…

Retail Right Now: September 2
September 2, 2016 at 11:01 am

It's Friday, and that means another edition of Retail Right Now. This week's episode is all about and Abercrombie & Fitch. There are emails in Chinese, store closures and big fees — check it all out in this video.

Retail Video Spotlight Series: Cohen's Fashion Optical
August 31, 2016 at 9:37 am

The Cohen's Fashion Optical store located on Orchard Street in New York City's East Village has been in business for almost 90 years.The current president of the company, Robert Cohen, even worked at the location when he was younger. Cohen's has been able to add a modern flair to this store, which also possesses such a…

Retail Video Spotlight Series: Sonos
August 24, 2016 at 9:41 am

In episode two of the Retail Video Spotlight Series on concept stores, we travel to SoHo to check out Sonos’ first brick-and-mortar store, which opened last month. (Here's episode one featuring STORY.) Total Retail was given a tour of the new space and got to experience the "listening pods" — mini rooms that allow consumers to…

Retail Right Now: August 19
August 19, 2016 at 11:37 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, I recap the top news stories of the past week, including Barnes & Noble firing CEO Ronald Boire after less than a year on the job; Target's plan to spend $20 million to build single-occupant restrooms to appease shoppers uncomfortable with the retailer's stated policy that allows transgender customers and…

Thriving King of Prussia Mall Debuts 50-Store Expansion
August 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

The King of Prussia Mall, located right outside of Philadelphia and owned by Simon Property Group, just opened a 155,000 square foot expansion, increasing the mall's footprint to 2.9 million square feet. The East Coast's largest shopping center offers visitors an "unparalleled shopping experience," featuring a state-of-the-art parking garage (with speed ramps and location technology)…

Retail Video Spotlight Series: STORY
August 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

Welcome to the first video in our new Retail Video Spotlight Series. The first series is all about concept stores. Today, we're talking to Rachel Shechtman, founder of STORY, a retail store in New York City that takes the viewpoint of a magazine, changes like a gallery, and sells product like your standard brick-and-mortar store. Hear…

Retail Video Spotlight Series: Concept Stores
August 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Welcome to Total Retail's new Retail Video Spotlight Series. The first installment our video series focuses on concept stores, including STORY, Leesa, Cohen's Fashion Optical, Sonos and AYR, and will begin Wednesday. Keep your eyes out for it! The above-mentioned brands are creating exciting experiences for customers within the four walls of a brick-and-mortar store. Some are…

Retail Right Now: July 29
July 29, 2016 at 11:57 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan explains why Kmart employees thought they were losing their jobs, as well as who could be cashing in on Sports Authority's closure. Office Depot and Kate Spade also have earnings calls next week that retailers should keep an eye out for.

Retail Right Now: July 15
July 15, 2016 at 11:23 am

In this week's Retail Right Now, we discuss the success of Amazon Prime Day and how retailers can get a piece of the Pokemon Go action. We also look ahead to next week — Sonos is opening its first retail store and there are a bunch of earning calls from brands like Mattel, Hasbro and Starbucks.

Retail Right Now: July 8
July 8, 2016 at 11:33 am

Check out Retail Right Now — a weekly review of the top retail news. This week, Abercrombie & Fitch sued Gap and Amazon nixed its list prices. We also look ahead to Prime Day and Fast Retailing's earnings.