Under Armour breaks into branded retail in the UK

Under Armour is poised to open a new location on Oxford Street in early summer. The sportswear brand will occupy Zara’s former store located near Oxford Circus on 242-248 Oxford Street, according to Drapers. The world’s fourth-largest sportswear brand is currently embarking on a store opening spree in the UK, as it seeks to increase […]

Dollar Tree aims to grow grocery sales

Dollar Tree is embarking on a major push to expand its price points, moving to $3, $4 and even $5 items as it sees tremendous opportunity in higher prices—especially in food and beverage. Winsight Grocery Business

Wawa grows efforts to cater to office workers

Convenience store chain Wawa has partnered with the ezCater platform to expand workplace catering offerings from its 1,000 stores in six states and Washington, DC. The menu features breakfast and lunch catering boxes with hot and cold food options including sandwiches, salads, soups and side dishes. Restaurant Business

Discount retailer returns to its roots as Century 21 NYC

Century 21 is reopening its New York City flagship, scaling down from six floors to four and adding more lighting and bigger fitting rooms. The store, which has also changed its name to Century 21 NYC for its return to New York, has phased out some former features like big makeup counters and will focus […]

REI gears up to open 2nd used equipment store

REI will expand its used-gear retail concept Re/Supply with the opening later this summer of a second store in Clackamas, Oregon joining the Manhattan Beach, California store that opened in 2020. Outdoor competitors Patagonia, The North Face and Dick’s Sporting Goods also offer resale items, and younger shoppers expect secondhand options. MediaPost Communications

Lululemon plans first Thailand store

Lululemon will expand into Thailand this summer with the opening of its first store in Bangkok’s CentralWorld shopping plaza. The Canada-based workout wear brand has more than 500 stores internationally, and last year, it announced plans to make China its second-biggest market in the coming years. Inside Retail

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