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Kohl's unveiled a new fashion showroom last week at 1400 Broadway in New York. Sharing a location with the retailer's design offices, the space will be used to spotlight Kohl's private and exclusive brands through press previews and parties.
Saks Off 5th will open its first New York City store on March 3, featuring a Gilt in-store shop. The partnership is another step by parent company Saks Fifth Avenue to expand its omnichannel shopping experience.
Southeastern Grocers has piloted a new Winn-Dixie store format in the Baymeadows area of Jacksonville, Florida. If the test is successful, President and CEO Ian McLeod said the idea will roll out to other stores in the Southeast.
More than half of U.S. shoppers—54 percent—have admitted to spending $100 or more on an impulse buy, including 20 percent who have spent at least $1,000. In total, 84 percent of all shoppers have made impulse purchases, according to a report from CreditCards.com.
Macy's is turning to RFID to support omnichannel initiatives, specifically its "Pick to the Last Unit" (P2LU) program. The retailer will use Tyco Retail Solutions' inventory visibility platform to access its full inventory throughout its entire store base.
Walgreens, The Home Depot and Sephora grabbed the top three spots in the DMI first annual Mobile In-Store Experience Rankings. The rankings looked at the top 10 retailers in the United States, assessing the quality of the mobile experience provided to consumers in store.
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