David Yurman Opens First Boutique on Michigan Avenue

New York City — David Yurman, a premier jewelry designer, opened its first boutique on Michigan Avenue on September 1, 2017. Situated on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the new boutique has a two-story historical façade that was maintained and restored to its original condition.

GNC Names Permanent CEO

Pittsburgh — The board of directors of GNC Holdings, Inc., a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has appointed Ken Martindale as its permanent chief executive officer. Martindale succeeds interim CEO Bob Moran, who has been elected non-executive chairman of the GNC board.

Casper To Open 15 New Retail Concept Shops Across North America

New York City — Casper, the online sleep retailer that has upended the mattress industry, continues to reinvent the way Americans shop for sleep products with the launch of a multi-city retail expansion in over a dozen locations across North America. This marks Casper's first significant investment in a company-owned retail presence across the U.S.

Hoar Construction Selected as Contractor for Next Phase of Lake Nona Town Center

Orlando, Fla. — Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, has selected Hoar Construction as the preconstruction program manager and master general contractor for the next phase of development of the Lake Nona Town Center which will include more than 1 million square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office and hospitality uses.

Massage Heights On Track To Open 10 Locations in 2017

San Antonio — As part of its aggressive nationwide expansion, Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, has signed three franchise agreements during the first half of 2017 to expand the brand in Houston and Boerne, Texas, as well as in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Target Names Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has appointed Minsok Pak as executive vice president, chief strategy and innovation officer. He will be responsible for Target’s enterprise strategy development and retail innovation with the goal of enhancing the guest experience and accelerating growth.

J.Crew Promotes CFO and Treasurer

New York City — J.Crew Group, Inc. has promoted Vincent Zanna, previously senior vice president of finance and treasurer, to chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. He will continue reporting to Michael J. Nicholson, president and chief operating officer.

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.

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