Retail Roundup—Target makes over men's; Amazon Go hits Chicago, San Francisco

Amazon Go
Amazon will open Go stores in Chicago and San Francisco. (iStock/sEASTOCK)

Sales up 3% in April

April retail sales increased 2.8% year over year and 0.4% over March, according to the National Retail Federation. 2018 retail sales are still on track to grow between 3.8% and 4.4% over 2017 for the year. (National Retail Federation)

Amazon opening Go stores in Chicago, San Francisco

Amazon is opening checkout-free Amazon Go stores in Chicago and San Francisco. After the success of the test store opened for Amazon staff in Seattle a year ago, the marketplace is ready to hire managers for its two newest locations. (USA Today)

Target makes over men's grooming

Target is revamping the men's grooming section in 11 stores with new products and services. The retailer expects that its men's grooming department will double its sales by 2020. (MarketWatch)

Sears to sell assets

Sears has announced it will begin the formal process of selling its assets, including the Kenmore brand. The board is establishing a committee to evaluate the proposal from ESL Investments, run by Sears Chief Executive Eddie Lampert, and any other third party interested in buying up what remains. (MarketWatch)

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