December 19, 2019, 10am PST
The demise of a beloved outdoors gear chain in Southern California suggests that no store is safe in America's high-priced cities.
California Planning & Development Report
March 8, 2019, 2pm PST
Malls in metropolitan Atlanta are thinking outside the (big) box to reposition in the age of the retail apocalypse.
January 17, 2019, 5am PST
The New York Times takes a deep dive into the "dark store theory" costing local municipalities millions, and potentially more, in property tax revenues all over the country.
December 31, 2018, 7am PST
2018 was more of the same for the demise of retail businesses in the United States.
June 24, 2018, 11am PDT
The decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair certainly didn't hurt traditional retailers, but they're still going to have to help themselves in the face of competition from online retail.
March 23, 2018, 10am PDT
Chicago-based Foxtrot looks to expand their new convenience store concept with a nationwide roll-out.
March 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Two major grocery store companies announced bankruptcy this week, sparking fears that the "retail apocalypse" has expanded to food retailers.
March 15, 2018, 7am PDT
Toys R Us will shut down all its remaining stores in the final blow of a process that began with bankruptcy filing in September 2017.
March 2, 2018, 5am PST
It's a free online video game, in retro 8-bit style. What could go wrong?
March 1, 2018, 2pm PST
In places like San Jose, "new approaches to the storefront" are paying dividends for physical retailers willing to experiment.
December 28, 2017, 9am PST
The trend of store closures sweeping the nation has not passed up New York City. The Guardian takes an in-depth look at the market forces at work on the famous commercial corridors of New York City.
December 22, 2017, 12pm PST
While warehousing and ecommerce jobs are steadily increasing in most parts of the country, rural areas are particularly hard hit by the struggles of the retail sector.
November 22, 2017, 5am PST
David Duyen identifies an under-reported culprit in the so-called "retail apocalypse," and challenges policy makers to respond.
October 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Ross Stores continues its expansion in the face of a much-foretold retail apocalypse. The shopping experience it provides may be one reason it can stand up to Amazon.
October 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The question of whether Amazon's ownership of Whole Foods will make opportunities, or take them away, is still up for debate.
September 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
Reports of the death of brick and mortar retail have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new analysis.
August 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
An analysis of Planetizen traffic in the first six months of the Trump Administration reveals an audience still focused, despite so many distractions, on the future of communities.
June 2, 2017, 2pm PDT
More apparel sales will move online, and department stores will continue to struggle in 2017.
April 20, 2017, 8am PDT
As brick and mortar retailers shed jobs and stores, suburbs will lose the most in terms of tax revenues and amenities.
April 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The latest Chapter 11 in a familiar story.