Dollar General to Open 1,000 New Popshelf Stores by End of 2025

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General has unveiled plans to open approximately 1,000 new Popshelf stores by the end of fiscal year 2025, including roughly 100 stores in fiscal year 2022. Each Popshelf store spans approximately 9,000 square feet and offers…

MaintenX International Hiring Nationwide Amid Strong Growth

Tampa, Fla. — As most facilities across the country have resumed full operation, their maintenance needs have expanded accordingly. From storm recovery to winterization and preventative HVAC servicing, the needs of buildings are many and varied. MaintenX International has been…

Toys”R”Us Opening Global Flagship at American Dream

New York — WHP Global, parent company of Toys”R”Us®, is gearing up for the grand opening of a new two-story Toys”R”Us flagship store inside American Dream, the unmatched entertainment/retail center in Bergen County, N.J. The first U.S. Toys”R”Us flagship store…

Blaze Pizza to Develop 9 New Restaurants Across South Florida

Los Angeles — Blaze Pizza, a leading fast-casual franchise pizza concept, has signed a new franchise development agreement that will significantly expand the brand’s South Florida footprint, bringing nine new units to the greater Miami market. Spearheading this development are…

Ace Hardware Opens First Store Under New Franchise Model in Mexico

Monterrey, Mexico — As Ace Hardware continues to grow globally, Ace Hardware International Holdings, Ltd., a subsidiary of Ace Hardware Corporation, opened its first store in Monterrey, Mexico, on October 28, 2021, with plans to open 13 additional stores by…

L.A.-based The Dolly Llama to Open First Locations in Nevada

Los Angeles — The Dolly Llama, the waffle and artisanal ice cream destination with three locations currently open in L.A. and three more in development, has signed a 4-unit franchise deal that includes the brand’s entry into Nevada. One Nevada…

Krystal Adds VP, Real Estate & Construction

Atlanta — As part of its strategic plan to accelerate new restaurant openings and new consumer markets for Krystal Restaurants, the brand has named a dedicated vice president of real estate & construction. Dan James assumed the role on November…

PXG Opens 10th U.S. Brick-and-Mortar Store

Scottsdale, Ariz. — PXG, a global research and development company dedicated to creating the world’s finest golf equipment and apparel, has officially opened its 10th store in the United States. PXG Oak Brook is the company’s second location in the…

Hy-Brid Lifts Names New Midwest Territory Sales Manager

Richfield, Wis. — Hy-Brid Lifts, a low-level access equipment leader, has transitioned JJ Beimborn from service manager to Midwest territory sales manager. His new role will include promoting the growing Hy-Brid Lifts product line, establishing and maintaining customer relationships and…

Kitchen United Opens Third New York City Location

Pasadena, Calif. — Kitchen United, the ghost kitchen industry leader with a proprietary tech platform and multi-concept ordering, has opened its newest location at 307 W. 38th St. in Manhattan. The opening marks the company’s third New York City and…

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open New Format Store Dec. 1

Phoenix — Sprouts Farmers Market will open a new store in Smyrna, Ga., on Dec. 1. The location will be its first Georgia Sprouts to feature the specialty market’s updated design and layout. Sprouts’ latest store design makes it easier…

Slim Chickens Adds New Senior Vice President of Operations

Fayetteville, Ark. — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise, has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of restaurant industry leader Christina Vaughan to senior vice president of operations. Vaughan will work closely with the chief operating officer of Slim…

Cuhaci Peterson Unveils New Name and Rebranding

Maitland, Fla. — Cuhaci & Peterson, a nationally recognized firm of architects, engineers and designers, has launched the company’s complete rebranding to Cuhaci Peterson. The rebrand includes a new company name, logo, tagline and upcoming redesigned website. With the initiative,…

Leading Online Auto Retailer Carvana Debuts in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa — Carvana, the leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, continues to expand its presence in the Midwest, debuting in Iowa with as-soon-as-next-day touchless home delivery to Des Moines, Iowa. Customers can shop more than…

Slim Chickens Expanding in Dallas with 10 New Restaurants

Dallas — Slim Chickens has inked a deal to bring 10 locations to cities throughout greater Dallas. Farouk Jamal and Ali Poonja of Slim Brothers will be bringing the restaurants to Collin and Denton counties in fourth quarter 2022. “After…

Savory Fund Invests in Hash Kitchen for National Expansion

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Savory Fund has invested in the popular brunch concept, Hash Kitchen. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain creatively designed around a social dining experience is the latest brand to attract growth capital from Mercato Partners’ $200 million Savory Restaurant…

Pet Supplies Plus Projects to Sign 100 Franchise Agreements by Year-End

Livonia, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet retailer in North America, has enjoyed consistent year-over-year growth with 97 new store commitments signed year-to-date for 2021. “Entrepreneurs are going all-in to join the pet retail category,” says Chris…

Clean Juice Rides Tidal Wave of Growth Toward 2022

Charlotte, N.C. — Clean Juice, the first and only national USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise and quick-service restaurant, has demonstrated another quarter of impressive guest count and sales growth. “Despite these record-breaking successes and forward-moving gains, we still feel as…

Food Lion Completes $127 Million Remodel of 87 Stores

Salisbury, N.C. — Food Lion has remodeled 87 stores across Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia for $127 million. Additionally, 73 of these stores have received the Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and…