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A Local Startup Is Turning a Shuttered CPS Building into its...

Roq Innovation, a local retail startup that sells tech-enabled, winter accessories, is opening a warehouse space in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood as the company expands and...

Meet The Former Chicago Exec Who Now Runs a Vaping Startup...

After working in corporate America as a marketing executive for Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for 18 years, Tom Gruger decided he was ready...

This Online Tuxedo Startup Wants to Help You Dress Your Groomsmen

Over the last few years, several startups have popped up aiming to help couples plan their weddings, assisting them with everything from coordinating outfits...

Fashion Rental Startup Gears Up for Nationwide Expansion

DesignerShare, a Chicago-based online platform that lets women rent handbags, clothing and shoes from each other, has been growing steadily since its launch in...

Chicago Startup Builds Tool to Help Online Shoppers Score Bargains

Negotiating a lower price with retailers while shopping online seems unlikely, right? But a new Chicago startup is betting that it’s not. Treatail, founded by...

This Lincoln Park ‘Pop-Up’ Shop Gives Online Startups Brick-and-Mortar Stores

As more retail brands experiment with pop-up shops, a new local startup has plans to enhance the concept with permanent shops that rotate products...

Ace Hardware Makes its First Startup Acquisition with The Grommet

Ace Hardware, the 93-year-old national hardware retailer, has acquired a majority stake in Somerville, Mass. e-commerce startup The Grommet. The deal, which was announced Tuesday, marks...

Bucketfeet Bets on a New On-Demand Business Model

Bucketfeet hasn’t been immune to the woes the retail industry has felt in recent years. The Chicago footwear startup has trimmed its team to just...

Doors Close on Bow Truss’ Chicago Coffee Empire

Phil Tadros is seeking an emergency investor

How Target’s Accelerator Convinced Startups from LA, Hong Kong To Move...

The Target Techstars retail accelerator is growing the Twin Cities ecosystem.

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