Target Using California Stores As Retail Labs To Test “Enhancements”

Target Using California Stores As Retail Labs To Test “Enhancements”

Retailers tend to be cautious about rolling out changes nationwide, instead testing out a couple tweaks here and few updates there. Target, however, is using entire stores in California as testing grounds for dozens of new in-store “enhancements.”
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Macy’s Opening 16 Additional Discount “Backstage” Stores This Year

Last year, Macy’s dipped its toes into the waters of discount retailing by opening six off-price offshoots called Backstage, and announced the closure of 40 struggling locations of its namesake store. Now it appears the retail company plans to meld those two things by opening 15 Backstage stores inside existing locations, and opening one standalone discount location.  [More]

Target's Wonderland store showcases some of the retailer's vision for the future of shopping. (via Target)

Target Pop-Up Claims To Show The Possible Future Of Retail: There Are No Carts

The future of retail is quickly becoming a reality with more shoppers ditching trips to the store in favor of ordering groceries and other products from the comfort of their own home. Despite these changing preferences, one of the country’s latest retailers wants you to know that the physical store isn’t going anywhere. But the carts on the other hand — they’re toast.  [More]

CVS Doesn't Like Kids

CVS Doesn't Like Kids

Lisa sent us a short angry email about her local CVS, and how it treats local teens. Her local store separates customers into two lines, and the line containing the 18 and under crowd is only allowed into the store two at a time. The store employees say it’s to keep down shoplifting. Lisa thinks it’s blatant ageism, and she’s avoiding the store from now on. Teens can be annoying, but did CVS cross the line in punishing all for the bad actions of a few? Read her letter and leave your comments, inside.

3 Deer Attack Pittsburgh-Area Furniture Store

3 Deer Attack Pittsburgh-Area Furniture Store

A group of three deer attacked a Pittsburgh-area furniture rental store, breaking windows and leaving a trail of hair and blood as they rampaged through the sales floor, says WPXI.

Sears Tells You Your Order Is In Stock, Even If It's Not

Sears Tells You Your Order Is In Stock, Even If It's Not

Here’s a good way to lose customers. Tell them that their order is in stock and ready to be picked up, even though it is not. Hey, at least they came in, right? Maybe they’ll buy some gum on their way out of the store… forever.

Apple Cube Naked On Friday, We’re There

Apple Cube Naked On Friday, We’re There