Kroger Announces Retirement and Promotions

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has announced the retirement of Sukanya Madlinger, senior vice president of retail divisions, and the promotion of Calvin Kaufman to succeed her. Kaufman currently serves as president of Kroger's Louisville, Ky., division. Kroger has also promoted Ann Reed to serve as president of Kroger's Louisville division.

goop and Nordstrom Launch Pop-Up Retail Concept

Seattle — goop, the modern lifestyle brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, is partnering with Nordstrom to bring goop's coveted retail curation to Pop-In@Nordstrom in select stores across the country and online. This is the first-time goop is working with a major retailer in this capacity, and the first-time goop has a concurrent retail presence in multiple markets at once. 

Orangetheory Fitness Plans To Double Presence in Connecticut

Boca Raton, Fla. — Orangetheory® Fitness, a fast-growing fitness franchise, will reopen its Shelton, Conn., studio by the end of May; the studio was just acquired by multi-unit franchisee Mark Molina. This acquisition is part of Orangetheory Fitness’s expansion plans throughout the state of Connecticut, with a goal of doubling its studio count in the state by the end of 2017.

Knoebel To Begin Interior Construction on $54 Million Center in Missouri

St. Louis — Shell construction of the $54 million The Shoppes at Mid Rivers in St. Peters, Mo., is nearly complete, with concrete block and tilt-up walls in place despite weeks of rainy weather. Interior build-out is scheduled to begin in early June. Chesterfield, Mo.-based Knoebel Construction, Inc. is the general contractor on The Shoppes at Mid Rivers, the largest mall to be built in St. Charles County since 2008.

DSW Makes New Executive Appointments

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has appointed Michele Love as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Designer Shoe Warehouse. The company also made two key appointments within its merchandising team.

Golf Galaxy Opens 36 New Stores

Pittsburgh — DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omnichannel sporting goods retailer and owner and operator of Golf Galaxy, has opened 36 new Golf Galaxy stores in former Golfsmith locations.

Understanding Safety Signs

Such signs are beginning to place less emphasis on words or may not use words at all. What you need to know as a retail or restaurant facility manager.

3 Key Trends Shaping the Future of Grocery Retailing

Rockville, Md. — What could be said 20 years ago is even truer today: The U.S. food retailing business has never been more competitive. According to The Future of Food Retailing: Value Grocery Shopping in the U.S., a brand new report by market research firm Packaged Facts, there are a number of trends that are putting pressure on food retailers of all stripes, from supermarkets whose bread and butter is groceries to supercenters and drugstores for which food is a smaller but still crucial part of the product mix.

Albertsons Companies Promotes President & COO

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has promoted its executive vice president and chief operating officer, Wayne Denningham, to president and chief operating officer for Albertsons Companies. Bob Miller remains chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015.

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