Customer First

— By Katie Lee —   David’s Bridal exists for magical moments — and puts customers front and center its new store format.     In November 2022, David’s Bridal announced plans to debut a new store format systemwide, following

Keeping Up With Kohl’s

— By Katie Lee —   Kohl’s expands with smaller-format stores, including Sephora in-store shops; launches new digital conveniences; and reduces its environmental impact.     Kohl’s is going big …by strategically going small. While some traditional discount department stores

Power Play

— By Katie Lee —   Powering through the pandemic, Batteries Plus continues to see a boost in business through multi-unit franchising.     It goes without saying just how challenging the past 18 months have been for retailers, but

Convenience Through COVID

— By Katie Lee — Farmer Boys marks its 40th anniversary with a new post-pandemic appreciation for quality and convenience.   As Farmer Boys celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the Riverside, California-based fast-casual concept recalls a memorable, milestone 2020

Pet Project

— By Katie Lee — How Cincinnati-based boutique retailer, Pet Wants, is both a growing cause and a growing company.   We’ve heard all about the pandemic’s doom-and-gloom effect on retail, but 2020 actually ended up being a boon to