Hermès Opens a New Store in Toronto

Toronto — Luxury retailer Hermès has opened in Toronto at 100 Bloor Street West. Designed by the Parisian architecture agency RDAI, the nearly 6,000-square-foot retail space presents a full transformation of Hermès' presence in Toronto.

PetSmart Opens 1,600th Store in North America, Now Also in all 50 U.S. States

Phoenix — PetSmart has reached a major milestone by opening its 1,600th store in its expanding store footprint across North America. The 1,600th store opened Thanksgiving week and is located in El Paso, Texas. In addition, the pet specialty retailer opened its Casper, Wyo., store in October, marking PetSmart’s presence now in all 50 U.S. states.

Payless Prepares For Growth Post-Bankruptcy

Topeka, Kan. — Payless ShoeSource has outlined several key initiatives as part of the company's ongoing transformation. These actions will increase efficiencies across operations and allow Payless to re-prioritize the business to focus on the customer, accelerate and expand its e-commerce business, and invest in future growth — including expanding its domestic and international footprint.

Lindt Opens New Chocolate Shop at Opry Mills

Nashville, Tenn. — Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt opened its newest Lindt Chocolate Shop at Opry Mills in Nashville, Tenn., on November 17, 2017. The Lindt Chocolate Shop features an array of premium Lindt chocolate offerings including over 20 flavors of the iconic LINDOR truffle, EXCELLENCE premium dark chocolate bars, exclusive Master Chocolatier Specialties and holiday gifts.

American Girl Place New York Opens Flagship at Rockefeller Plaza

Middleton, Wis. — On November 11, 2017, American Girl Place New York opened at its new 75 Rockefeller Plaza location. The stunning 40,000-square-foot New York flagship store is filled with the popular products girls love — from the signature American Girl dolls and accessories to the brand's hundreds of bestselling fiction and advice books.

Sears Opens Unique Concept Store in Honolulu

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears has opened a new store dedicated to appliances and mattresses in Honolulu. The unique retail concept focuses on two of Sears's strongest categories, appliances and mattresses, while continuing to offer the expertise and capability of its leading integrated services. The new store builds on the success of the first Sears Appliances & Mattresses store located in Pharr, Texas, which has been open since June 2017, as well as the Sears Appliances store, which opened in Ft. Collins, Colo., in 2016.

Yankee Candle Opens First Immersive Pop-Up Shop in NYC

South Deerfield, Mass. — Home fragrance expert Yankee Candle opened its first-ever experiential pop-up shop, CandlePower by Yankee Candle, in New York City on November 9, 2017. Open until January 3, 2018 in SoHo, the 5,340-square-foot store features 10 immersive exhibits to ignite the senses through scent, sight, sound and touch.

Cole Haan Unveils New UAE Flagship Store

Dubai — Cole Haan, an iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer of premium men's and women's footwear and accessories, has unveiled its newly refurbished flagship store at Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates. At approximately 2,283 square feet, this location is the second largest Cole Haan store worldwide.

At Home Opens First Home Décor Superstore in New Jersey

Plano, Texas — At Home Group Inc. continues its nationwide expansion with the opening of its first New Jersey location on November 2, 2017 in Cherry Hill, opposite the Cherry Hill Mall. The Cherry Hill store is At Home’s 145th location as it enters its 34th U.S. state.

PGA TOUR Superstore Opens 30th Location

Atlanta — On November 4, 2017 in Jacksonville, Fla., PGA TOUR Superstore oepned an interactive retail store, located at 4906 Town Center Pkwy at The Strand. This marks the retailer’s 30th store nationwide.

Schostak Hires Operations Veteran as EVP & COO

Livonia, Mich. — Livonia Mich.-based Schostak Brothers & Company has hired Thomas W. Litzler as executive vice president and chief operating officer, according to CEO David Schostak. He joins the company from Brixmor Property Group.

Goodwill Opens Flagship Store in New Jersey

North Plainfield, N.J. — Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 27, 2017 to celebrate the opening of its flagship store and donation center in Somerset County.

Murray’s Cheese and Kroger Open 400th Location

Cincinnati and New York — Murray's Cheese and Kroger will open their 400th store location near Houston tomorrow. The iconic cheese shop, which opened in 1940 in New York, offers the finest selection of cheese, meat and specialty food items to Kroger, whose family of stores includes Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Dillons, Ralphs and QFC locations across the United States.

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