Kroger Co. has acquired the building housing the New York City flagship of Murray’s Cheese, the specialty cheese shop with outposts in hundreds of Kroger supermarkets nationwide.
Hold the tags dangling from a T-shirt at a retailer like Target or Levi's up to the light, and odds are you'll see one with paper-thin electronics embedded inside.
Most shoppers likely never notice them.
Northern Washington’s 425 Magazine recently profiled eight "Unstoppable Eastside Women" in its culture section. Each of these women has made an impact in their community with roots stemming from the Eastside of Seattle. Included on this list was Margo Engberg, owner of PinkaBella Cupcakes.
“People who own retail stores should not think of only being retailers, they need to be entrepreneurial and spin off businesses off the back of the retailer to make them money to help the retail stores survive.” That’s according to Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, who spoke on Monday at an NRF keynote session, “Undying Brand Engagement in an Age of Continuous Disruption and Reinvention.”
When we created Winter Wonderland at Phillips Place we did so with the intent to deliver a special environment by uniquely accentuating the holiday season. Partnering with a number of causes, including Toys for Tots and Share the Warmth, we were able to connect with the community by delivering thousands of toys and dollars — spreading the holiday cheer to those in need. These efforts were recognized and honored by the International Council of Shopping Centers for the work and creativity that we put into the event, and were overjoyed with the feedback we got from our neighbors and attendees.
Shoppers at the new Pirch flagship store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood don’t have to wonder how its pricey appliances and plumbing fixtures will work in their homes. A chef stands at the ready, eager to whip up a dish on that nifty six-burner professional-grade stove you’ve been eyeing.
Following a direct-to-consumer model instead of relying on wholesale accounts has become the norm among young, emerging brands. This type of business is primarily achieved online through e-commerce, but Flying Solo in New York City aims to connect with shoppers face to face from a storefront in Nolita.