A&G Taking Offers Now on 49 David’s Bridal Leases

New York City — A&G Real Estate Partners is entertaining offers on 49 David’s Bridal leases across the United States — transactions that must be presented for bankruptcy court approval by June 30. “Interested retailers and landlords need to act

Saks Fifth Avenue Expands the Fifth Avenue Club

New York City — Saks Fifth Avenue is expanding its luxury personal shopping and styling service, the Fifth Avenue Club, with the launch of private, standalone suites in destinations across the U.S. These luxe Fifth Avenue Club Suites are an

LIDS Promotes SVP of Merchandising to President

Indianapolis — Leading sports retailer Lids has promoted its senior vice president of merchandising, Bob Durda, to president. Over a 13-year tenure at the company, Durda has been at the forefront of Lids’ focus on building out its portfolio of

Vestar Names Industry Veteran to Regional Director Position

Phoenix — Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western U.S., has tapped industry veteran Charles Martinez to be its new regional director overseeing its Northern California properties. Over the past 15 years,

Retail Tech Platform Lily AI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Mountain View, Calif. — Lily AI, a retail technology platform specializing in AI solutions for retailers and brands, has hired Avnish Patel to its executive team as chief operating officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Patel will be responsible

Essential Convenience

— By Bart Waldeck —   Retailers will need to embrace creative innovations in order to thrive in 2023 and beyond.   The retail landscape doesn’t look like it used to anymore — from buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS)

Walmart Opens First Market Fulfillment Center in Arkansas

Bentonville, Ark. — Walmart opened its first high-tech Market Fulfillment Center in Arkansas at Store 100 located at 406 S. Walton Blvd. in Bentonville in May, underlining the retailer’s strategic move toward expanding the use of its stores as fulfillment

MINISO Opens Global Flagship Store in Times Square, New York

New York City — Lifestyle retailer MINISO officially opened its new global flagship store in New York’s Times Square on May 19, 2023. The opening of the new flagship comes during the brand’s 10th anniversary year, and shortly after the

Albertsons Companies Names EVP and General Counsel

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies, Inc. has hired Tom Moriarty as its new executive vice president and general counsel, effective June 5, 2023. He joins Albertsons from CVS Health and will report to CEO Vivek Sankaran. Moriarty succeeds Juliette Pryor,

JOANN President and CEO to Retire

Hudson, Ohio — JOANN Inc., the nation’s category leader in sewing and fabrics with one of the largest arts and crafts offerings, has announced the retirement of Wade Miquelon as president and chief executive officer effective, May 8, 2023. Chris

OHM Fitness to Open 70 New Locations Across Texas Triangle

Dallas — OHM Fitness will open 70 EMS fitness studios in the Texas Triangle through its newest franchise partner over the next few years. OHM Fitness offers a high-tech, high-energy EMS fitness experience that packs the benefits of an intense

Connected & Coordinated

— By Mark Danzenbaker —   Smarter retail facilities for lower energy costs.     Decarbonization. Net zero. ESG. These terms, as part of corporate sustainability efforts, have garnered incredible momentum over the last year. With major climate policy and

Foot Locker Appoints Former Nike Executive to Lead WSS Banner

New York City — Foot Locker, Inc., a leading footwear and apparel retailer, has appointed Blanca Gonzalez as senior vice president and general manager of its WSS banner, effective May 15, 2023. WSS is best known for its neighborhood-based store

Dollar Tree Names New Chief Supply Chain Officer

Chesapeake, Va. — Dollar Tree, Inc. has named a key executive leadership addition, with Mike Kindy joining the organization as chief supply chain officer. He has more than 34 years of management experience in retail logistics and operating distribution centers.