Theory of Scalability

Orangetheory Fitness works hard to maintain its signature customer experience, proven results and operational efficiency as the fitness franchise begins to scale and grow in a very big way.

Warstic Brand To Open First Flagship Store

Dallas — Dallas-based sporting goods company Warstic has acquired a building on Main Street in Dallas and plans to open a hand turned wood baseball bat manufacturing facility, flagship retail location and headquarters in Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood. Scheduled to open in early 2018, the location will serve as the brand's first brick-and-mortar retail location for the fast-growing company, co-owned by Third Man Records' Jack White, Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler and OneFastBuffalo's Ben Jenkins.

Sur La Table Names New Chief Executive Officer

Seattle — Sur La Table, a leading retail destination since 1972 for those passionate about cooking and entertaining, has appointed Billy May as chief executive officer. May, a fourth-generation retailer, will also join the board of directors. He succeeds Diane Neal who retired earlier this year.

Payless ShoeSource Emerges From Chapter 11

Topeka, Kan. — Payless ShoeSource has successfully emerged from its Chapter 11 restructuring as the Number 1 specialty footwear retailer in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world with about 3,500 brick-and-mortar stores. Following the completion of the company's restructuring, Paul Jones will retire as CEO.

Rexall Drugstore Appoints New President

Mississauga, Ontario — Domenic Pilla, CEO of McKesson Canada, has announced the appointment of Beth Newlands Campbell as president of Rexall Drugstore, effective August 8, 2017. She joins the company from Sobeys Inc.

Wynn Las Vegas Names Senior Vice President of Retail

Las Vegas — Wynn Las Vegas has appointed Frank Visconti as senior vice president of retail. With more than 40 years of luxury retail and hospitality industry experience, Visconti is a pioneer in master planning new retail developments and was instrumental in introducing luxury brands to Las Vegas in the early 1990s, helping reshape the city into a premier international shopping destination.

Timberland Introduces New “Tree Lab” Specialty Concept Store

Stratham, N.H. — On August 3, 2017, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland opened its first specialty concept store: The Timberland Tree Lab. Located in the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pa., the experiential Tree Lab features carefully curated product collections and brand stories in a gallery-style setting that will completely change every 6 weeks.

Through $1.3 Billion JV Acquisition, Starbucks Will Operate All Starbucks Stores in Mainland China

Seattle — Starbucks Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 50% share of its East China (East China JV) business from joint venture partners, Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (UPEC) and President Chain Store Corporation (PCSC) for approximately $1.3 billion in cash consideration in the largest single acquisition in the company’s history.

Sprint Expands in Northern California With 43 New Retail Stores

San Francisco — Sprint continues to expand its presence and investment in Northern California with plans to add more than 300 new jobs and 43 new retail locations throughout the area by the end of 2017. The new jobs will include a combination of retail, operations and technical experts. Currently, Sprint operates more than 170 branded retail locations throughout the Northern California region.

Barnes & Noble Names Vice President of Real Estate Development

New York City — Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, has named James Lampassi as vice president, real estate development. Lampassi, whose appointment is effective July 31, 2017, will report directly to CEO Demos Parneros. Previously, he was vice president of real estate and construction at Petco.

At Home Opens First Nevada Home Décor Superstore

Plano, Texas — At Home Group Inc. continues its nationwide expansion with the opening of its first Nevada location on July 19, 2017 in Henderson. The home décor superstore is the company's westernmost location as it enters its 33rd U.S. state.

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