Remodeled Royal Hawaiian Center Features New Skylights To Withstand Extreme Climate

Wausau, Wis. — Concluding its multi-year, multi-building renovation, The Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, Hawaii, revitalizes and reestablishes itself as a premier shopping and entertainment destination. The 310,000-square-foot center is one of Hawaii's largest shopping malls. The 6-acre retail campus connects to the Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Hotel, just minutes from Waikiki Beach.

Lush Cosmetics To Open in Renovated Landmark Hotel in NYC

New York City — RKF, a leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, has arranged a 2,600-square-foot lease with Lush Cosmetics at Hotel Belleclaire, situated at 2175 Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Gymboree To Close Approximately 350 Stores

San Francisco — The Gymboree Corporation, following a comprehensive evaluation of its retail footprint, intends to close approximately 350 stores, mainly across the Gymboree and Crazy 8 brands. With the right size store base, the company will be able to focus resources on locations with the greatest potential and improve profitability.

First Planet Fitness Powered by the Sun

Hampton, N.H. — Planet Fitness, Inc., a franchisor and operator of fitness centers in the U.S., has partnered with Solar Energy Management at its St. Petersburg club to become the first 24/7 Planet Fitness to be a net-zero energy building. The updated, energy-efficient Planet Fitness is now 99.5% reliant on sustainable solar power.

Staples To Be Acquired For Approximately $6.9 Billion

Framingham, Mass., and New York City — On June 29, 2017, Staples, Inc. and Sycamore Partners, a leading private equity firm, entered into a merger agreement in which investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners will acquire Staples for approximately $6.9 billion. 

DSW Opens First Store Outside North America

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is opening its first warehouse in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Located at the Muscat Grand Mall, the new store marks the first expansion of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America.

SKECHERS Opens its Largest Superstore at Ontario Mills

Manhattan Beach, Calif. — SKECHERS USA, Inc., a global leader in the lifestyle and performance footwear industry, has opened its largest SKECHERS mall-based factory outlet store. The approximately 24,000-square-foot store is located at Ontario Mills in Ontario, Calif.

dd's DISCOUNTS Opens First Store in Pennsylvania

Dublin, Calif. — dd's DISCOUNTS® opened its first store in the state of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, on June 24, 2017. With this new opening, dd's DISCOUNTS now operates 201 locations in 16 states. The opening is a part of the retailer's 2017 proposed expansion program of about 20 new dd's DISCOUNTS locations nationally during the year.

Creighton Construction Completes Shoot Center in Florida

Cape Coral, Fla. — Creighton Commercial Development and Construction has completed construction services for the new Shoot Center in Cape Coral, Fla., located at 1122 Del Prado Blvd. S. The Creighton Construction team was led by project manager Tom Misotti and superintendent Tracy Saylor.

dd's DISCOUNTS To Open 200th Store in June

Dublin, Calif. — dd's DISCOUNTS®, a division of Ross Stores, Inc. will open its 200th store in Manteca, Calif., on June 24, 2017. The 18,000-square-foot Northern California store is located in the Stadium Center at Highway 120 and Airport Way. The new location will increase the store count to 84 in California.

Things Remembered Names New President, COO & CFO

Cleveland — Lisa Gavales has resigned from her post at Things Remembered as chairman, chief executive officer and president. Nelson Tejada has been promoted from senior vice president and chief merchandising officer to president, and Dave J. Helkey, has been promoted from chief financial officer to chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

Seattle — Online retail giant Amazon has agreed to acquire high-end grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion. The all-cash transaction amounts to $42 per share and includes the Austin, Texas-based grocer’s net debt. Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand. John Mackey will remain CEO of Whole Foods Market, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin.

BCBG Contemplates Sale of Substantially All Assets

Los Angeles — BCBG Max Azria Group, LLC (BCBG) and certain of its affiliates have reached an agreement on a comprehensive restructuring which contemplates the sale of substantially all the assets of the company through a Chapter 11 plan to Marquee Brands LLC and Global Brands Group Holding Limited.

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