Chain Store Age Magazine

Chain Store Age Magazine Chain Store Age is the #1 source of news and analysis for retail executives.
Chain Store Age is the nation’s leading provider of retail news and analysis for retail headquarters executives across all sectors of the industry, both in print and online. CSA reports on and analyzes trends and strategies in all areas of store operations and store development, including technology, marketing, human resources, finance, store design & construction, facilities management and real estate.
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Chain Store Age has been published since 1925. Its readers include chain headquarters decision makers from department stores, discount stores, specialty stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, variety stores, general merchandise stores, drug stores, home centers and hardware chains, and non-store retailers as well as shopping center owners and developers. Chain Store Age readers set corporate strategies and are involved in capital goods and equipment purchases necessary to implement them. Readers make purchasing decisions in excess of $200 billion a year. The Chain Store Age website, Chainstoreage.com, provides daily news updates and related retail information, plus a daily e-newsletter on general retail news, Retail Executive Update. It also transmits a bi-monthly e-newsletter on Real Estate, OnSite, on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment and Construction Service) e-newsletter, StoreSpaces, is transmitted on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Sponsorship opportunities are available for all e-newsletters. Chain Store Age produces the SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment and Construction Service Seminar) Conference and Executive SPECS, both of which are annual events. It also sponsors the the annual Retail Store of the Year design competition.

COVID-19 has made cannabis stores even more attractive to landlords. President and co-founder of Cresco Labs, Joe Caltab...
05/29/2020
COVID-19 could open up prime locations for cannabis retailers

COVID-19 has made cannabis stores even more attractive to landlords. President and co-founder of Cresco Labs, Joe Caltabiano, has the details. #retail #realestate #cannabis

Landlords of outdoor shopping centers—especially those with loads of closed stand-alone restaurants—may want to develop some contacts in the cannabis dispensary business.

05/29/2020

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CVS Health had delivered on its ambitious goal to significantly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities.   #retail #CVS #co...
05/28/2020
CVS Health meets commitment of 1,000 test sites

CVS Health had delivered on its ambitious goal to significantly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities. #retail #CVS #coronavirus

CVS Health had delivered on its ambitious goal to significantly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities.

CVS to test autonomous delivery with self-driving vehicles from Nuro.  #retail #driverless #delivery
05/28/2020
CVS takes driverless delivery to the ground

CVS to test autonomous delivery with self-driving vehicles from Nuro. #retail #driverless #delivery

A major drugstore chain is moving beyond drones in its latest pilot of autonomous delivery.

Webinar this Friday: CSA and Sevan Multi-Site Solutions will be your guide as you plan your reopening program. Register ...
05/27/2020

Webinar this Friday: CSA and Sevan Multi-Site Solutions will be your guide as you plan your reopening program. Register today! https://buff.ly/2XAiHht

The current period of innovation and transition happening in the retail industry has translated to unprecedented audienc...
05/27/2020

The current period of innovation and transition happening in the retail industry has translated to unprecedented audience engagement for CSA. We can help you get the word out about your product/service to the industry’s most important retailers. Learn how here: https://chainstoreage.com/2020-media-kit

Boston Globe readers have varying opinions about when they’d feel comfortable dining out again. #retail #restaurants #fo...
05/27/2020
Boston Globe survey: One year before restaurants return to normal

Boston Globe readers have varying opinions about when they’d feel comfortable dining out again. #retail #restaurants #foodandbeverage

A survey of 1,000 readers conducted by the Boston Globe found people bound into distinct groups on the question of when they’d feel comfortable dining out.

Tuesday Morning plans to permanently close about 230 of its 687 stores. #retail #bankruptcy
05/27/2020
Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy

Tuesday Morning plans to permanently close about 230 of its 687 stores. #retail #bankruptcy

Tuesday Morning Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the prolonged closure of its stores amid the COVID-19 pandemic as an "insurmountable financial hurdle."

SPECS brings together leaders from the nation’s top retailers and suppliers to learn, share ideas, develop business part...
05/27/2020

SPECS brings together leaders from the nation’s top retailers and suppliers to learn, share ideas, develop business partnerships and solve problems across the physical retail space.

Register here: https://www.specsshow.com/2020/begin

The offices of Chain Store Age will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Daybreaker will resume p...
05/22/2020

The offices of Chain Store Age will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Daybreaker will resume publishing on Tuesday, May 26.

The ability to connect to your customers and promote your message digitally is better than ever. For information on how ...
05/21/2020

The ability to connect to your customers and promote your message digitally is better than ever. For information on how to take advantage of these unprecedented numbers, contact your CSA rep today! https://buff.ly/36hK6Zy

Pier 1 Imports to liquidate
05/19/2020
Pier 1 to call it quits

Pier 1 Imports to liquidate

Pier 1 Imports has decided to liquidate after being unable to find a buyer.

Register Now: Webinar on “How Leading Retailers are Preparing for a Return to Operations”  https://buff.ly/3cCfJiY
05/18/2020

Register Now: Webinar on “How Leading Retailers are Preparing for a Return to Operations” https://buff.ly/3cCfJiY

Only 42% of total retail rents had been collected by May 8.  #retailrealestate
05/15/2020
Who’s paying rent and who’s not? (Staples paid!)

Only 42% of total retail rents had been collected by May 8. #retailrealestate

News outlets reported in early April that Sycamore Partners refused to pay April rents for its Staples stores during the pandemic, even though the stores remained open.

A new CBRE report estimates that most restaurants will re-open at a maximum of 50% of capacity and will need special hel...
05/14/2020
CBRE: Restaurants will re-open slowly and cautiously

A new CBRE report estimates that most restaurants will re-open at a maximum of 50% of capacity and will need special help from landlords to become operational.

The restaurants, bars, food halls, and brew pubs that have been top traffic-builders in new town centers and mixed-use projects will need time to re-establish themselves as markets re-open.

Neiman Marcus is the second major retailer to file for bankruptcy during the pandemic.  #retail #coronavirus
05/07/2020
Neiman Marcus files for bankruptcy

Neiman Marcus is the second major retailer to file for bankruptcy during the pandemic. #retail #coronavirus

In a move that was not unexpected, Neiman Marcus Group has filed for bankruptcy with an agreement that will eliminate about $4 billion of its debt and make its creditors the majority owners of its business.

Kohl’s Corp. announces significant changes to its stores as it begins to reopen locations.  #retail #coronavirus
05/07/2020
Kohl’s: About 25% of stores open by next week

Kohl’s Corp. announces significant changes to its stores as it begins to reopen locations. #retail #coronavirus

Kohl’s Corp. is the latest retailer to announce significant changes to its stores as it begins to reopen locations that were shuttered during the pandemic.

Gap Inc. will start reopening its stores as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions slowly begin to ease in some areas.  #retail ...
05/06/2020
Gap Inc. to reopen up to 800 stores by end of May

Gap Inc. will start reopening its stores as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions slowly begin to ease in some areas. #retail #coronavirus

Gap Inc. will start reopening its stores, starting with a small selection of locations in Texas this weekend, as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions slowly begin to ease in some areas.

Wayfair Inc.’s sales grew nearly 20% in its first quarter.   #retail
05/05/2020
Wayfair Q1 sales surge but loss widens

Wayfair Inc.’s sales grew nearly 20% in its first quarter. #retail

Wayfair Inc.’s sales grew nearly 20% in its first quarter as Americans spruced up their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Walgreens announces that, as of May 5, most of its stores nationwide are resuming standard operating hours. #retail #cor...
05/05/2020
Walgreens to resume standard operating hours

Walgreens announces that, as of May 5, most of its stores nationwide are resuming standard operating hours. #retail #coronavirus

Walgreens stores are getting back to some semblance of normal, but with added safety measures.

Nordstrom is making changes to its stores as it prepares to reopen its doors in a “phased approach.”  #retail #coronavir...
05/05/2020
Nordstrom preps to reopen stores — with lots of changes

Nordstrom is making changes to its stores as it prepares to reopen its doors in a “phased approach.” #retail #coronavirus

Fewer fitting rooms, no beauty makeovers, plexiglass dividers at checkouts and a limited number of customers allowed in a store.

Latest COVID-19 updates include new actions by Kroger, Lowe's, Hy-Vee #retail #coronavirus
05/04/2020
COVID-19: Latest Industry News

Latest COVID-19 updates include new actions by Kroger, Lowe's, Hy-Vee #retail #coronavirus

Stay up to date on the impact of the coronavirus on the retail industry and how the industry is navigating the crisis.

J. Crew Group is the first major retailer to file for bankruptcy protection amid the COVID-19 crisis. #retail #coronavir...
05/04/2020
J. Crew files for bankruptcy

J. Crew Group is the first major retailer to file for bankruptcy protection amid the COVID-19 crisis. #retail #coronavirus #Bankruptcy

J. Crew Group has become the first major retailer to file for bankruptcy protection amid the COVID-19 crisis.

SPECS brings together leaders from the nation’s top retailers and suppliers to learn, share ideas, develop business part...
05/01/2020

SPECS brings together leaders from the nation’s top retailers and suppliers to learn, share ideas, develop business partnerships and solve problems across the physical retail space.

Register here: https://www.specsshow.com/2020/begin

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