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Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Claire’s Holdings LLC has appointed Chris Cramer as interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. Cramer will also continue to serve in his roles as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Cramer succeeds Ryan Vero, who will step down as CEO and from the company’s board of managers, effective immediately. “Since joining Claire’s last year, Chris has demonstrated extensive operational and financial leadership and helped drive our strategic roadmap,” says Samantha Algaze, chairman of the Claire’s board. “His impressive track record and more than 25 years of …

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Davenport, Iowa — Dry Goods, a boutique offering the latest in contemporary and feminine fashion, plans to open five new locations through the end of 2024, including its first stores in Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia. The first Dry Goods store opened in 2010 in Aurora, Ill. With this announcement, Dry Goods will increase its presence to 84 locations — once opened — in 24 states across the country. The five new locations will be at Cherry Hill Mall (Cherry Hill, N.J.); Christiana Mall (Newark, Del.); Hamilton Place (Chattanooga, Tenn.), …

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People and businesses across the United States are bracing for what could be the most active hurricane season on record. Forecasts predict that the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season alone is predicted to have five major hurricanes — those of Category 3 or greater, with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. Compare this to 2023, when there were only three major hurricanes in the United States. The potential for storm damage to homes and businesses is greater in 2024’s especially active hurricane season. “While the development of technology …

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Phoenix — Leslie’s, the nation’s leading pool and spa care retailer, is expanding its 1,000-plus store chain and will open 15 new stores in 2024, with seven of those located in various communities across Texas. Texas is the largest state market for Leslie’s with 217 stores. The seven new stores are in Addison, Casa Linda, Dallas, Plano, Southlake (Dallas-Fort Worth metro), Cibola (San Antonio metro) and Spring (Houston metro). Additionally, 8 new locations are opening in California, New York, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and Washington. “We are thrilled to announce these …

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Aspen, Colo. — Revolve Group (RVLV), a next-generation fashion retailer for Millennial and Generation Z consumers, is opening its first-ever permanent physical retail store, located in downtown Aspen, Colo. This decision follows the success of the REVOLVE and FWRD pop-up shopping experience that opened in the same location in December 2023. The Aspen pop-up not only drove substantial sales but also proved to be an exceptional channel for brand building and acquiring new customers. REVOLVE and FWRD are excited to continue deepening the relationships with their brand partners and providing …

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Indianapolis and Cincinnati — Wawa, a privately held, family and associate-owned chain of more than 1,050 convenience retail stores currently operating in eight states and Washington, D.C., officially broke ground on its first stores in the states of Indiana and Ohio. Wawa’s first Indiana store is located at 3835 East 96th St. in Indianapolis. The first store in Ohio is located at 5308 Fields Ertel Rd. in Cincinnati. Both stores are projected to open in second quarter 2025. “We are excited to begin construction on our stores in Indiana and …

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Brentwood, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has opened its 500th Garden Center, located in Lowell, Ind. The company opened its first Garden Center in Rome, Ga., in summer 2020. To date, Tractor Supply operates Garden Centers in 41 states and plans to open more than 100 Garden Centers by the close of 2024. Tractor Supply began outfitting selected new stores with Garden Centers and adding them to existing stores as part of its Project Fusion store format initiative in 2020. Each …

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Lincolnshire, Ill. — Camping World Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest recreational vehicle dealer, has announced that its president, Brent Moody, and its chief financial officer, Karin Bell, plan to retire on December 31, 2024, with their resignations effective July 1, 2024. Matthew Wagner will be appointed president, and will continue to serve as principal operating officer. Tom Kirn will be appointed CFO, and will continue to serve as principal accounting officer. “Brent, Karin and I have been together since the beginning, helping both formulate and lead our company,” says Marcus …

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Seattle — Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open its first store in Kentucky this fall in Louisville. Conveniently located in the city’s northeast corridor just off interstates 265 and 71, the store will offer a wide assortment of outdoor gear and apparel. “We have been interested in Louisville for nearly a decade,” says Lindsay Struve, REI regional director. “Even prior to announcing our new store, more than 29,000 REI members from the community have connected with the co-op for their outdoor adventures through our online resources and stores in …

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Irving, Texas — RumbleOn, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of new and used powersports products, has appointed Tiffany Kice as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 24, 2024. Kice brings over 25 years of experience in financial leadership roles for public and private companies across various industries, including extensive expertise in multi-site retail. “We are thrilled to welcome Tiffany to the RumbleOn team as our new CFO,” says Mike Kennedy, chief executive officer of RumbleOn. “Her experience with growth-focused, public and privately held companies and her expertise with …

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