Retail Roundup—REI closed on Black Friday; Tiffany opens U.S. pop-ups

Turnaround at Tiffany's
Tiffany will open its first pop-up shops in the U.S.

REI stores, website closed on Black Friday

For the third year in a row, REI has announced that its physical and online stores would be closed not only on Thanksgiving but also on Black Friday. The outdoor retailer will pay its 12,000 employees, including hourly workers, on Black Friday and encourage them to spend that day enjoying nature. (Fortune)

Bristol Farms launches new concept

Bristol Farms has opened a new concept store in Los Angeles based on a food hall format. The 25,000-square-foot location combines several epicurean market stations and features hundreds of local vendors. The store will also hold monthly programs that focus on demos, promotions and sales. (Progressive Grocer)

39% want two-day delivery

In the latest Holiday Outlook survey from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 39% of consumers said they want their e-commerce deliveries to arrive in two days or fewer. Half say that between three and five days is still acceptable, as most shoppers are still not willing to foot the cost associated with faster delivery. (Supply Chain Brain)

Tiffany opens first U.S. pop-ups

In an effort to lift store sales, Tiffany & Co. will open two pop-up shops in Manhattan in November. This is the company's first time opening pop-up shops in the U.S., and the stores will stock prewrapped jewelry, accessories and home gifts. (New York Post)

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