Coronavirus Refunds: The Chicago Bears Provide Reimbursement Option To Season Ticket Holders


The Chicago Bears are giving those who have season tickets the choice to be reimbursed and retain the capacity to renew tickets for next year’s season, 5Chicago reported, citing a letter from the team. Coronavirus Chicago Bears Football News NFL refunds reimbursements Retail sports tickets

Amazon Go Debuts In Chicago


According to Venture Beat , the Chicago store is located at 113 S. Retail Amazon amazon go brick and mortar C-stores Cashierless convenience stores Grocery Stores Mobile Payments News What's HotAmazon Go has launched another store, this time in the Windy City. Franklin Street, and offers standard convenience store fare that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner meal kits and hot food. The location will only be open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Canada’s Aritzia Opening Second Chicago Location


is expanding in Chicago as it targets both brick-and-mortar and online expansion. According to Chain Store Age , the fashion retailer will open a flagship on Rush Street in Chicago this fall. This is one of many recent moves by the vertically integrated retailer, which reported that its same-store sales increased 11.5 retail stores, as well as outstanding performance in our eCommerce business. ” Retail Aritzia canada Chicago fashion fashion retailer us

Chicago Developer Tries To Lure Amazon With Its Own Stadium


Sterling Bay, a Chicago developer, is throwing in a sports and concert stadium into its proposal for Amazon’s second U.S. According to a news report in the Chicago Tribune , the developer’s Lincoln Yards project includes the ability for Amazon to have a stadium at its headquarters. The city asked us for our boldest ideas on Amazon’s HQ2, and that’s what we did at Lincoln Yards,” Sterling Bay managing principal Andy Gloor said in an email to the Chicago Tribune.

Target Opening Additional Small Stores In NYC And Chicago


Target has announced it is opening additional small-scale stores in New York City (NYC) and Chicago. In 2016, the company announced it had opened 23 “flex-format” stores — smaller stores less than 50,000 square feet designed for urban shoppers — in metro areas like Chicago, Philadelphia and Berkeley, California. According to Retail Dive , the project was allocated with $7 billion last March.

Lululemon Brings Experiential Store To Chicago


As Lululemon looks to compete with Amazon and differentiate itself, the fitness apparel retailer is opening a massive store in Chicago. The retailer also has a liquor license to offer wine, beer and cocktails. Retail Amazon apparel brick and mortar lululemon News sportswear What's HotThe location, which is in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, is 20,000 square feet, CNBC reported.

Amazon Go To Expand To San Francisco And Chicago


The Amazon Go store is getting ready to expand into San Francisco and Chicago. According to Mashable , the company posted four job listings last month looking for retail employees in the new locations. We plan to open Amazon Go in Chicago and San Francisco,” said an Amazon spokesperson, who didn’t have information about other cities where the store might launch. Amazon amazon go cashier-less checkout employment Job Listing News Retail Store Manager What's Hot

‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Coming — To A Bar In Chicago


That “Game of Thrones” has spawned in its wake a host of retail concepts and products in unsurprising — where there is success, there is merchandise, and there is no shortage of GoT branded items out there. But for Replay Lincoln Park , a popular arcade-bar in Chicago, the forthcoming eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” is more than an opportunity to sell some Arbor Gold and Fire & Blood beer (the officially licensed “Game of Thrones” beers brewed by Ommegang Brewery).

Retail Pulse: Google Mulls Chicago Flagship; Sam’s Club Repurposed For eCommerce


It’s not uncommon for online brands to open brick-and-mortar stores, and it seems that Google may be the latest digitally native brand to take the plunge into offline retail. The company is reportedly looking to bring a two-story flagship store to the Windy City, according to the Chicago Tribune. In the past, the Chicago Tribune noted that retail and technology experts had thought Google would build stores to create a place to highlight its electronics.

Will Chicago Be The Next City To Say Bye-Bye To Uber And Lyft?


A vote in Chicago this week could decide if Uber and Lyft will continue to operate there, as the vote from the full city council will determine whether or not ride-sharing firms will have to comply with the same types of regulations city-licensed taxi drivers are forced to. The so-called “Rideshare Reform” rules have already passed a subcommittee of the Chicago City Council as of Friday, with the full vote scheduled for tomorrow. Retail Chicago Lyft Uber

Amazon Opening Up Physical Store In Chicago


Amazon is dominating in the eCommerce world, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t see value in physical store fronts, with the eCommerce retailer gearing up to open up an offline store in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. In a report by Chicago Tribune , Amazon spokeswoman Deborah Bass confirmed in an email it is bringing an offline bookstore, dubbed Amazon Books, to Southport in Chicago.

Sephora’s High-Tech Chicago Outpost


Sephora is expanding its Beauty TIP Workshop store format to Chicago — with some fancy new high tech flourishes added. The stores feature a centrally located table with chairs, vanities and iPad stations — and they are built around the idea of creating retail spaces that are dual-purpose play zones for adults and education centers. Considering that the new Chicago location features some 13,000 products to play with in their interactive environment — actually a lot.

Meijer To Offer Self-Scanning Mobile App In Chicago


As grocers ramp up their digital offerings, Meijer is gearing up to launch a self-scanning mobile app in the Chicago area that allows shoppers to scan their purchases throughout the store and check out at a dedicated counter. But shoppers will still have the option of a traditional checkout experience, The Chicago Tribune reported. Meijer Spokesman Frank Guglielmi told The Chicago Tribune , “We want our shoppers to shop the store the way they want.”.

Why A Chicago Startup Is Tying Its Future To Physical Retail


Brick-and-mortar retail oftentimes gets a bad rap in 2018. Last year saw store closures spike 200 percent to 7,000 — the worst retail bloodletting since the dark days of the 2008 recession. Layered onto those closures was the running wave of bankruptcies that saw 21 retailers filing for protection, including some household names like Toys R Us. The widely shared consensus is that this could all get quite a bit worse for physical retail before it gets better.

Making The Case For Cash In Unattended Retail


households, retailers that enable digital payments while dropping cash are less than convenient. Unattended retail operators are taking a fresh look at keeping cash acceptance on the menu to appease lawmakers who recently issued legislation intended to ensure the inclusion of unbanked residents. The latest Unattended Retail Tracker examines these and other ways that self-serve models are changing and expanding around the globe. A round the Unattended Retail World.

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Restaurant and retail executives share their insights about mobile trends

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Restaurant and retail executives that gathered in Chicago this past summer for the Networld Media Group's annual CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit shared their thoughts with us about the hottest trends in mobile technology in this exclusive video

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Gonzo Goes to BAI Retail Delivery 2014: Sweet Home Chicago?


After Retail Delivery had some mushy general sessions a few years ago, this is the second year in a row we have seen some provocative stuff on the main stage. So, isn’t retail delivery about consumer lending? To Chicago’s Ristorante Volare, which greeted a few thirsty GonzoBanker readers with a champagne bucket full of Bud. The gloomy overcast ride from O’Hare followed the crushing Bears loss to the Packers, so BAI had to distract us with something provoking.

Cooler Screens Brings New Look To Retail Innovation


But for Chicago-based Cooler Screens , all those clear refrigerator doors are a potential goldmine. “We We are essentially taking glass doors that were probably underutilized and not asking the retailer for any additional physical space.”.

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Amazon Opening Package Pickup Spot At Chicago’s University Of Illinois


15) that it has entered into an agreement with the University of Illinois at Chicago to open a package pickup location inside the student center on the UIC campus, Amazon said in a press release. Retail Amazon What's HotAmazon announced on Monday (Aug. The center, called Amazon@UIC, will be a staffed package pickup location where students, faculty and staff can pick up and return Amazon orders. The 2,300-square-foot Amazon@UIC is expected to open later this year. “We

Digital Approaches To Retail And Disbursements


Data: $80M : Amount of the recent capital infusion for Chicago-based Cooler Screens. Today In Data Commerce digital commerce Mobile Payments News payments Retail Today in Data

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Talking With: Amanda Manna about retailers and digital disruption

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The former head of narrative and partnerships at Lowe's Innovation Labs is scheduled to give a keynote address at Networld Media Group's CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit in Chicago next month

The Revivals Of Malls And Unattended Retail


And in unattended retail, Stockwell ’s new name sparked a turnaround for the firm. 1,000: Minimum number of Stockwell machines across the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. percent: The rate by which overall retail sales increased from Nov.

Providing Convenience With Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Automated Retail


Foxtrot , a small company out of Chicago, is reinventing convenience store retail and taking it uptown. The retailer features gifts as well as standard convenience store necessities, and shoppers can also order products through its app or eCommerce site to be delivered within an hour.

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Automated Retail Speeds Up Delivery And Checkout


Automated retail might conjure up images of robot cashiers, but beyond a few convenience stores in Japan and Korea, that sci-fi development hasn’t yet become reality for the wider world. The latest Automated Retail Tracker explores these trends and new developments in the unattended retail space. The automated retail landscape in the U.S. The most familiar unattended retail model in the U.S. Unattended Retail delivery News Retail Self-Checkout

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How Experiential Retail Is Giving Physical Stores An Edge


As 2020 unfolds, the retail business has been dramatically altered. But with consumer spending holding steady, it’s important for retailers to grasp the opportunity to create innovative ways to get, keep and grow customers. So, what constitutes experiential marketing for retailers?

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Can Booze Help Build Better Retail Experiences?


Some retailers might be taking that to heart in this new year as part of the larger and ongoing effort to breathe new life into brick-and-mortar retail — a struggle that has been around almost as long as “The Simpsons” has, in fact.

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Unattended Retail, Mobile Kiosk-Style


Since then, the eCommerce retailer has brought the store to other locations in the city and Chicago as well as one location on the way in Lower Manhattan. While Amazon Go may have made consumers aware of cashierless checkout (or at least the popular notion of it), a similar idea is also being applied to unattended retail on a smaller scale. Retail amazon go cashierless stores DeepMagic Kiosks Kroger News Walgreens

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Retail Goes Remote


It’s what’s turned the retail word upside down as consumers with their mobile devices have decided they’d rather buy from their couch with their mobile phone than schlep to the mall. That’s the conversation that Mike Lawlor, Chief Services Officer at USA Technologies , and Karen Webster had recently, where they kicked around the notion of “remote retail” as a new way to frame the unattended or vending segment. In other words, kick the door wide open to remote retail.

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Coronavirus Update: Italy Closes Most Retailers; CME Group Closes Trading Floor; Amazon Establishes Relief Fund


Under siege by the coronavirus, the Italian government has ordered the closures of all retailers barring pharmacies and grocers, according to published reports Wednesday (March 11). Coronavirus Amazon CME Group COVID-19 e-commerce ecommerce Italy News Retail retailers trading U.S

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CIBC to Buy PrivateBancorp in Chicago for $3.8 Billion

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto has agreed to buy PrivateBancorp in Chicago for $3.8 billion, finally giving the Canadian bank a meaningful retail presence in the United States. breaking_news community-banking m-a dealmaking-strategy

CardLinx Retail Tech Forum on Commerce Bots and Artificial Intelligence Spearheads Cross-Industry Collaboration

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12, 2017 in Chicago. Retail sales as a percentage of GDP exceed 50% for the largest economies in the world, and increasingly the future growth of the retail sector will be tied to the development and adoption of new commerce […]. Interactive forum with speakers from Hilton, Discover, Verifone and others will be held on Sept.

Economist: 42 Pct Of Pandemic Layoffs Will Be Permanent


In a televised interview on CNBC , University of Chicago Booth School Professor Steven Davis pointed to the airline industry as one example of job losses that won’t be temporary. And, in retail, Davis noted a shift from dine-in to delivery and takeout at restaurants. “It’s

Grocers Consider Checkout Line-Free Future With Unattended Retail


To help shoppers check out without waiting in line, grocery retailers are rolling out entire stores centered around cashierless shopping experiences, enabling consumers to purchase fresh food and grocery items with a mobile payments app. From North America to China, the concept is gaining ground around the world as retailers mull bringing the technology to multiple – even thousands of – locations. The news comes as Amazon also launched an Amazon Go location in Chicago.

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Shuttered Sam’s Club Converted Into eCommerce Center


After closing its doors earlier in the year, a former Sam’s Club store outside of Chicago will become a fulfillment center for eCommerce orders. the Chicago Tribune reported. Once completed, the new center will serve as a regional hub for Sam’s Club online orders and will cover several hundred miles around Chicago. In June, the retailer unveiled a new fulfillment center in Memphis.

Half Of Chicagoans To Shop Online This Holiday


The proportion of shoppers who said they plan to shop primarily at brick-and-mortar retailers stands at 35 percent. Holiday purchases are no longer restricted to the weekend after Thanksgiving, reported The Chicago Tribune. That weekend is changing,” said Ana Serafin Smith, a spokeswoman for the National Retail Federation, which was not involved in Accenture’s study. “In The trend away from brick-and-mortar retail isn’t restricted to Chicago, found the survey.

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