True Religion goes global to grow sales

True Religion‘s geographic footprint will expand to 26 countries outside the US, including India, the Philippines and South Africa, with a combination of stand-alone and in-store shops. The international expansion will support the brand’s goal to double its sales volume in a few years. Yahoo News

Virginia’s Tysons Corner Center home to Khaadi’s first US store

The Macerich-owned Tysons Corner Center in Tysons, Virginia will be home to the first US outpost of Pakistan-based clothing retailer Khaadi, which has signed a lease for 5,491 square feet of space. Khaadi CEO Rehan Syed indicated that the brand wants to open as many as 30 stores across the US and Canada. Commercial Observer

Melissa & Doug expands into retail with N.Y. flagship

Toy brand Melissa & Doug has opened its first flagship after more than three decades of focusing on wholesale and selling on Amazon. The location in a White Plains, New York mall is designed to inspire interaction with products and salespeople. Retail TouchPoints

84 Lumber continues western expansion

84 Lumber is planning its latest expansion plans with several new stores and a component plant to open in California. The new locations, part of its growing footprint in the west, are comprised of new stores in Stockton, Lancaster and Riverside (site of old Champion Lumber). Plans also include a truss plant in Bakersfield as […]

HomeGoods ends ecommerce, plans more stores

Off-price retailer HomeGoods is shuttering its ecommerce site in favor of opening more physical stores. HomeGoods parent TJX Cos. says its other brands, including TJ Maxx and Sierra, will not be affected. Insider

CEO confirms smaller Kohl’s stores rolling out soon

Wisconsin will be among the first states to experience a smaller-footprint Kohl’s. The new stores will improve the retailer’s long-term growth. There are plans to open at least 100 by 2026, with localized merchandise as well as products curated to match the shoppers’ needs. The US Sun

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