9 recent changes that are revolutionizing the local retail industry

Amazon announced earlier this year that it would acquire grocery retail giant Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion. Amazon's pending purchase of Whole Foods has waged a full-out war between grocers — signifying an upcoming transformation of the grocery shopping game in major markets across the U.S., including Southwest Ohio. READ MORE

2. Future of local malls? Breweries, Amazon lockers, art galleries

The owner of local malls is introducing new innovative methods to lure shoppers back to traditional retail — and the future of the shopping centers could include breweries, outdoor seating, Amazon lockers and art galleries. Washington Prime Group, which owns and operates the Dayton Mall and the Mall at Fairfield Commons, announced the company is trying several methods to attract shoppers at malls and developments across the nation. READ MORE

3. WATCH: Here’s how Amazon delivers your packages so quickly

Ever wonder how your packages from Amazon are delivered so quickly to your door?

Amazon's intricate network of fulfillment and distribution facilities across the world make it possible for products to be sorted, packed and shipped within minutes. In Ohio, Amazon has launched operations at two different fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz, and also has Prime Now sites in Columbus and Valley View. READ MORE

4. Trump’s election win, mass shootings impact Cabela’s retail performance, retailer says

Outdoor retailer Cabela's Inc. has seen another decrease in revenue and sales, and the retailer said the U.S. presidential election results has played a major role in a decline in gun and firearms sales. READ MORE

5. Wine bar, giveaways, homemade pizza: 5 things to expect at new Kroger

The newest Kroger in the Dayton area will feature everything from a wine tasting bar to a bistro with fresh chicken and hot pizza right out of the oven. The new Kroger marketplace, located at 1161 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn, opens today and is a 134,000-square-foot facility — the largest Kroger in the Dayton region, said Mike Gebhart, Fairborn's assistant city manager. READ MORE

6. WATCH: Amazon’s new shopping concept means never waiting in lines

Amazon is launching a new kind of brick-and-mortar store that means never having to wait in a line again.

The new concept Amazon Go will give consumers "the world's most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line," according to the online retail giant. Some industry experts are calling the concept the future of brick-and-mortar retail. READ MORE

7. 5 things to know about Dayton’s first At Home store location

At Home will open its first store location in the Dayton area.

At Home, a Texas-based home decor chain retailer, will open its first location in the old Kmart building off of Indian Ripple Road. Beavercreek Planning Commission approved the plans for the retailer to renovate the space at a meeting on Wednesday night. READ MORE

8. WATCH: This Beavercreek retail space near The Greene is in desperate need of new life, and it’s coming

At Home, a Texas-based home decor chain retailer, will open its first location in the old Kmart building off of Indian Ripple Road, its first location in the Dayton area. The former Kmart building, which has stood there for more than 40 years, has been deteriorating significantly in recent years. READ MORE

9. Bed, Bath & Beyond and Buy Buy Baby closer to opening in Sugarcreek Twp.

An opening date has been narrowed down for Bed, Bath & Beyond and Buy Buy Baby in Sugarcreek Twp. A spokesman for the development told this news organization that the two retailers will open at 6134 Wilmington Pike in Sugarcreek Twp. in early to mid-October. Sugarcreek Twp. is located within the Greene County limits. READ MORE

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