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Bloomington, Minn. -- Verizon Wireless unveiled its Verizon Destination Store format, at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. The new concept is designed to help customers discover all that wireless...

Macy's will close five Macy's and four Bloomingdale's stores that are underperforming. More than 830 workers will be affected by the closings — 375 at Macy's stores and 463 at Bloomingdale's. But many could have the option of taking jobs at new stores the company plans to open.

Niwot, Colo. -- Casual footwear-retailer Crocs debuted its new concept store, with locations in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn.; Barton Creek, Austin, Tex.; and Streets at Southpoint, Durham, N.C. The store is designed to provide an engaging, fun and high-touch environment, inviting consumers to explore, interact and shop. “This new concept store is a key part of our long-term strategic plan. We set out to merchandise our diverse product mix, as well as create a space that is flexible and can adapt to our evolving brand direction and merchandising offering,” said John McCarvel, president and CEO, Crocs. Crocs worked

Following the openings of New York-based Stuart Weitzman Inc.'s 1,600-sq.-ft. flagship at 675 Fifth Ave. in New York, as well as an 1,800-sq.-ft. flagship boutique at 701 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago—which both debuted in October 2011 and were designed by Italian avant-garde architect Fabio Novembre—the luxury shoe retailer is planning to expand, according to In December 2011, shops will open in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Bloomington, Minn. (at the Mall of America); and Tampa, Fla. Additionally, new store openings are slated in 2012 for New Orleans; Hackensack and Short Hills, N.J.; Palo Alto, Calif.; Los Angeles; Chestnut Hill, Mass;

U.K.-based apparel brand Superdry plans to open three new stores in the coming months, according to New stores are slated to open in Santa Clara, Calif., at the Valley Fair mall in late May 2011, and at the South Street Seaport in New York's lower Manhattan neighborhood in June 2011, as well as a store in the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn., in July 2011. The company, which hopes to open 10 to 12 stores a year over the next four years, would like to open additional stores in the Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Miami markets.

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