Sweden’s Toteme to grow US portfolio

Swedish fashion house Toteme will expand its US presence with the opening of two stores in the Los Angeles market this fall after opening its New York City flagship last year. The brand, known for its minimalist luxury style, also has wholesale deals with upscale department stores like Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Bergdorf Goodman. Bolly […]

H&M plans retail return in Ukraine

H&M will reopen most of its stores in Ukraine, beginning in November of this year. The retailer temporarily closed its stores in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country in February of last year. Reuters

Babylist showroom allows you to test products

Babylist’s 18,000-square-foot, two-story showroom allows shoppers to test products, including trying out infant seats in a life-size car model. The experiential Beverly Hills store is on trend with other direct-to-consumer brands’ low-inventory, interactive physical stores. Modern Retail

Ace Hardware building on success

Ace Hardware has opened 1,100 new stores over the past half decade as new operators signed on, existing investors added new locations and rival retailers converted to the Ace banner. Operators added have 100 new stores thus far this year, with an additional 170 planned by the end of 2023. Store Brands

RadioShack eyes global retail possibilities

Unicomer Group’s May acquisition of RadioShack’s brand in about 70 countries including the US and Canada could signal a new brick-and-mortar retail life for the brand. Unicomer, which got its start with the brand as a franchisee in El Salvador, now operates physical RadioShack stores in many countries outside the US and appears interested in […]

Target picks Detroit for next sortation center

Target is planning to build a 180,000-square-foot sortation center in Detroit to support delivery services to the metropolitan area. The facility is scheduled to be completed in June 2024 and will join Target’s nine other sortation centers across Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Texas. Progressive Grocer