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Taco John's Selects Digi Smart Solutions to Provide Food Safety and Operations Management

Minnetonka, Minn. — Digi International®, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, has been selected by Taco John's to offer Digi's task management and food temperature monitoring solution to their entire chain of approximately 400 restaurants throughout the United States.

Charming Charlie Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Close 97 Stores

Houston — Citing struggles stemming from the rise of e-commerce, fashion retailer Charming Charlie has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. During the Chapter 11 process, which was filed on December 11, 2017, the Houston-based fashion retailer plans to restructure its debt while maintaining and operating a majority of its stores, as well as its online platform.

Macy’s Executive Chairman To Retire

Cincinnati — Terry Lundgren, executive chairman of Macy’s, Inc., will retire from the board of directors on January 31, 2018. The board has appointed Jeff Gennette, who has been CEO since March 2017, to the additional role of chairman effective January 31, 2018. This will complete the planned transition that was announced in June 2016. Marna Whittington remains lead independent director. Following Lundgren’s retirement, the board will have 10 directors.

Captain D's Names New COO and VP of Company Operations

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D's has expanded its leadership team, promoting company veterans Tim Ward and Andy Castle to chief operating officer and vice president of company operations, respectively. Additionally, the company promoted David Rentschler to director of operations for the Nashville-Knoxville-North SC district and Jen Daley to Knoxville area director.

Target to Acquire Same-Day Delivery Platform Shipt, Inc.

Minneapolis — Target Corp. has agreed to acquire Shipt, Inc., a leading online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash. Target will leverage its network of stores and Shipt’s proprietary technology platform and community of shoppers to quickly and efficiently bring same-day delivery to guests across the country. The acquisition significantly accelerates Target’s digital fulfillment efforts, bringing same-day delivery services to guests at approximately half of Target stores by early 2018. The service will be offered from the majority of Target stores, and in all major markets, before the 2018 holiday season.

McKenzie Designs and Builds First Genuine Pizza, Part of a Multi-City Expansion

Miami — McKenzie, a boutique design, build and custom fabrication firm in Miami’s industrial Allapattah neighborhood, recently completed the design and construction of the first Genuine Pizza, marking the rebranded launch of Harry’s Pizzeria, Michael Schwartz’s original and highly-successful pizza concept.

Ralphs Reopens California Supermarket With Energy-Efficient Store Design

Mission Viejo, Calif. — Ralphs Grocery Company is re-opening its uniquely designed and totally remodeled Portola Plaza supermarket in North Mission Viejo, Calif. Following more than 3 months of ceiling-to-floor renovations, the supermarket is set to celebrate its grand re-opening on December 13, 2017.

The World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain® Names New President

Irvine, Calif. — After more than 15 years learning every aspect of the family business, J.R. Galardi has assumed the role of president of Galardi Group (GGI), the parent company of Tastee-Freez, Hamburger Stand and Wienerschnitzel, the iconic Southern California-based hot dog chain with 331 restaurants in 10 states and Guam.

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