The Club Pickup program is now available at all Sam's Club locations across the US. Members can use the service for free and order groceries, appliances, office supplies and more through the company's website or app for same-day pickup.
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Walmart's $16 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in Indian e-commerce player Flipkart Online Services last year included a digital payment subsidiary called PhonePe that's rapidly emerging as a startup valued as high as $10 billion. The company is now exploring the idea of raising about $1 billion by spinning the PhonePe off into a separate company, sources said.
Macy's launched its second iteration of concept shop Story this week, with an "Outdoor" theme for summer featuring goods including private-label products from sponsor Dick's Sporting Goods. The in-store shops at 36 Macy's locations, including the New York City flagship, will also sell plants and gardening-related products from Miracle-Gro.
Crate & Barrel will open an eatery called The Table at Crate in a store in the Chicago market this month, to create a new in-store experience designed to bring shoppers back more often. The home goods retailer has teamed with Cornerstone Restaurant Group and chef Bill Kim to run the restaurant, where most of the plates and furniture will be available for purchase.
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Rachel Shechtman had big ambitions for forging the next phase of physical retail with the launch of Story, a space that changed every few months with a new theme, and by the time she sold to Macy's she had re-created the space about 40 times. "Before we went into Macy's, everyone was talking about autonomy and scale, but I didn't want to talk about it, I just wanted to do it," she said.
Pet product sales are on track to top $75 billion this year, up from $36 billion in 2005, according to the American Pet Products Association, as US consumers continue to spend more on everything from premium pet foods to canine fashions. Petco has created in-store kitchens as part of its focus on pet nutrition, and Walmart is expanding its in-store veterinary clinics.
Le Board is a 12,000-square-foot co-working and retail space in New York City, where women-led brands including fragrance brand Kierin and Wink Brow Bar will get a chance to raise awareness and draw foot traffic. The goal is to give the brands an affordable and collaborative way to increase their retail sales.
Green Growth Brands, which launched in March 2018, aims to become the leading cannabis retail company worldwide by creating brands that serve a distinct market or customer type. This year, the Nevada-based company will launch two additional concepts: CAMP, a cannabis dispensary aimed at customers with active lifestyles, and Green Lily, targeting women and carrying high-prestige beauty and personal care products. Read more from NRF's STORES magazine.
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Mimi's Cafe has changed its name to Mimi's Bistro & Bakery as part of a larger rebranding with a focus on the chain's French theme. The 77-unit chain, which is owned by Le Duff America, has also cut non-French items from the menu and added cocktail, wine and appetizer pairings under the category Bites + Beverages.