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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.

First Dave & Buster’s in Utah To Open March 2018

Salt Lake City — Next spring, Dave & Buster’s will open its first Utah location at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. In addition to its $100 million redevelopment plan, The Gateway and its parent company, Vestar, had been looking for a big name, family-friendly venue to anchor its rebranding effort.

New Pig Expands Line of Grippy® Floor Mats

Tipton, Pa. — New Pig Corporation, the leading brand for helping workplaces manage leaks, drips and spills to create safer, cleaner and more productive environments, now offers PIG® Grippy® Floor Mats, designed to keep entrances and walkways safer and significantly cut potential liability claims and costs.

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.

Captain D’s Teams Up With American Development Partners To Accelerate Expansion

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D’s, the leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, has partnered with leading development firm American Development Partners (ADP) to propel the company’s ongoing aggressive franchise development plans. Captain D’s has enlisted ADP to aid franchisees in the development of new locations by facilitating the acquisition of land and overseeing construction.

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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