Retail Roundup—Bebe opens first lifestyle store, Ikea offers assembly

exterior of Ikea store with flags
Ikea will start offering furniture assembly services. (Toshihiro Oimatsu/CC BY 2.0)

Bebe opens first lifestyle store

Bebe opened its first lifestyle store in New York City, combining a personalized experience with a modern, elegant space. The new store includes a beauty bar for hair and makeup, a lounge for interactive discussions, a personalization bar for customizing products and on-site stylists. (PR Newswire)

Amazon opens first DC bookstore

Amazon has opened its first bookstore in Washington, D.C. Taking over the previous location of a Barnes & Noble, the shop offers two floors of books and toys, but does not include any price tags. (The Washington Post)

Ikea offering assembly service

Ikea has teamed up with TaskRabbit to offer customers an at-home assembly service from six stores in New York and San Francisco. Ikea acquired TaskRabbit last September under pressure to compete with e-commerce rivals. (TechCrunch)

BJ's expands delivery to all locations

BJ's Wholesale Club announced an expansion of its partnership with Instacart to offer same-day delivery in cities along the East Coast. The two entities first joined forces in 2015 and all Clubs will be offering same-day delivery by the end of April using in-club pricing for members. (PR Newswire)

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