Shell and HTEC Launch Canada's First Retail Hydrogen Vehicle Refueling Station

Calgary, Alberta (Canada) — On June 15, 2018, Shell and Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) launched Canada's first retail hydrogen refueling station for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. This is the first retail hydrogen vehicle refueling station in Canada open to the public, and the first of three sites that Shell and HTEC plan to open in Vancouver.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Returning to New York With 100 Stores

Los Angeles — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, one of the world's leading roaster and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, is returning to New York City through its new franchisee, Hudson River Coffee & Tea, which will open 100 franchise locations across New York City, beginning with Manhattan later this year.

Eddie Bauer Names New President

Seattle — Eddie Bauer has named Damien Huang as its new president. An 8-year veteran of the company, Huang most recently was Eddie Bauer's senior vice president of merchandising & design. In his new role, he will report to Mike Egeck, chief executive officer of PSEB, a new operating company composed of Eddie Bauer and PacSun.

Petco Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

San Diego — Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. has named Ron Coughlin as its new chief executive officer, effective June 18, 2018. Coughlin joins the company from HP Inc., where he served for 11 years, most recently as president of personal systems.

Rue21 Appoints New President and CEO

Warrendale, Pa. — r21 Holdings, Inc. (rue21) has appointed Laurie Van Brunt president and chief executive officer, effective June 25, 2018. Also, Michele Pascoe has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Stephen Sommers has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Planet Fitness Appoints Chief Development Officer

Hampton, N.H. — On June 12, 2018, Planet Fitness, Inc. appointed Ray Miolla as chief development officer. He will be responsible for driving strategic initiatives to fuel Planet Fitness' overall system-wide growth, overseeing market analysis, planning and development, real estate, construction and design, and franchise sales.

Harrys of London Opens First U.S. Flagship Store in New York

New York City — Harrys of London has opened its first American flagship store in New York City, located at the corner of Park Avenue and 57th Street. This opening, the first since the brand’s London store opened in 2008, marks Harrys of London’s look toward a global expansion following the sale of the brand to Charles S. Cohen in May 2017.

UNIQLO Canada to Open 4 New Stores in Fall 2018

Toronto — UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, plans to open four new Canadian stores in fall 2018, including three new stores in the greater Toronto area at Vaughan Mills, CF Markville and Square One Shopping Centre and one new store in the greater Vancouver area at Coquitlam Centre.

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