Dollar General to open more Popshelf stores
Popshelf, the Dollar General retail outlet whose target is suburban women, is set to accelerate the growth it has seen since its opening late in 2020. Popshelf’s focus centers on health and beauty, home decor, and seasonal offerings that are priced under $5. With 30 locations currently in operation and annualized sales volume approaching $2 million per location, the retailer plans to expand to 150 stores in 2022 with a goal of 1,000 by 2025.
Grocers to spruce up stores’ centers
In the last few years, most grocery-store renovations and innovations have occurred on the perimeter—with fresh approaches to produce, prepared foods, and order-ahead delis. Now the focus is turning to the center of the store, where retailers are exploring things like using displays or perpendicular aisles to break up long banks of aisles, installing destination departments in the middle of the store, offering digital touchpoints, and more.
Toys R Us to get new flagship
New Jersey’s American Dream mall is set to host the first standalone location of the previously defunct toy retailer, Toys R Us. After its acquisition by WHP Global, and following the announcement of a “store-in-store partnership with Macy’s,” Toys R Us is set to open a new 20,000-square-foot two-level location. Plans for the experiential store include meet-and-greets with the retailer’s mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe, as well as an ice cream parlor and even a two-story slide.