Amazon Go Stores Coming To Chicago, San Francisco

Amazon.com’s future cashier-free grocery store is coming to San Francisco, Chicago. Amazon.com is opening its Amazon Go store in San Francisco and Chicago. However, the company didn’t specify when it would open. The company has placed job listings on its website for store managers in these cities....

Foot Locker Announces $12.5M in Rockets of Awesome

According to CNBC, Foot Locker announced Tuesday it will invest $12.5 million in Rockets of Awesome New York City-based children’s apparel brand Rockets of Awesome. Rockets of Awesome will be sold in Kids Foot Locker stores, making it the largest U.S. retailer of the brand’s products. Foot Locker...

Old Navy to Split From Gap Inc.

Yesterday, Gap Inc. announced plans for two publicly traded companies: Old Navy (formerly known as “NewCo”) and an unnamed company (“NewCo”), which will include the Gap brand and Athleta and Banana Republic brands, Intermix, Hill City, and Intermix. Gap stated that the spin-off will allow each company to...

A Big Year for Stores

Since 2007, RSR has conducted an annual benchmark of the state and condition of the stores. This is one area that we hope to see improvement from previous years’ respondents. Many of us are disillusioned by how little the shopping experience in the real world has changed. The...

Casper Sleep Files for Publication

According to a CNBC Report, online mattress company Casper Sleep filed regulatory paperwork Friday to make the company public. Casper Sleep will be listed on New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “CSPR.” Casper stated that it intends to use the proceeds for expansion. Casper listed a stock...

Brick-and-Mortar: Five Areas to Rethink

We are all learning from the rapid and dynamic changes that grocers have made in order to improve efficiency and provide safer environments for their customers as we navigate the unknown. This is a time for retailers and brands to think “outside of the four-walled box”....