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CRG Partners with Crate & Barrel for First Full-Service Restaurant

Chicago — Cornerstone Restaurant Group (CRG), a national leader in the restaurant space, looks beyond traditional borders in restaurant dining to where the customer is consuming today. Widely considered a trailblazer in the delivery space in Chicago, CRG is embracing

Women’s Apparel Chain Dressbarn to Close All 650 Stores

Mahwah, N.J. — Dressbarn, a women’s apparel retailer, plans to eventually close all 650 of its stores nationwide. The New Jersey-based company is winding down its retail operations and plans to assist its 6,800 associates with transition support as individual

JCPenney Names EVP, Chief Customer Officer

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has named Shawn Gensch as executive vice president, chief customer officer, effective June 3, reporting directly to CEO Jill Soltau. He joins the company from Sprouts Farmers Market. “I am delighted to

Retail Footprint

Skechers grows its brand by growing its physical retail presence — from 1,000 stores 5 years ago to more than 3,000 today. — By Katie Lee — Grow. From its store count and sales to expanding corporate headquarters, grow is

Trader Joe’s to Open New Hyde Park Location

Chicago — Trader Joe’s will open a new store in the Hyde Park Shopping Center, expanding the grocery options available for residents of the South Side of Chicago. It is the goal of Trader Joe’s to open the store in

Shakespeare & Co. to Open First Store in Lower Manhattan

New York City — According to Brookfield Properties, Shakespeare & Co. will open a new bookstore at Brookfield Place at 230 Vesey St. in Lower Manhattan as part of its ongoing expansion plans. The planned opening date is January 2020.

Bed Bath & Beyond Announces CEO Transition

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has announced that Mary Winston, a seasoned public company executive who recently joined the Bed Bath & Beyond board of directors, has been appointed interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. Steven Temares

Rebag Expands Retail Presence with New California Store

New York City — On May 9, 2019, luxury handbag authority Rebag opened its third retail location in California and sixth brick-and-mortar location in the U.S., opening in the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Santa Anita, Calif. “When planning our

Office Depot Appoints SVP and Chief Accounting Officer

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot, Inc. has promoted Richard Haas to senior vice president and chief accounting officer, effective June 14, 2019. He will report to Office Depot’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Joseph Lower. Haas has

Modell’s Sporting Goods Hires New EVP & CFO

New York City — Modell’s Sporting Goods has hired David Stern to the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Stern will play an intricate role in strategic planning and growth opportunities for Modell’s while overseeing the finance

The Home Depot Announces CFO Transition

Atlanta — The Home Depot has announced that Carol Tomé, chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate services, has decided to retire on August 31, 2019 after 24 years of service to the company. She will be succeeded

ALDI U.S. to Add 100 More HFC-Free Stores in 2019

Washington, D.C. — On April 22, 2019 (Earth Day), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) unveiled a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As part of this

City Furniture Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Furniture retailer City Furniture has set the complex operational goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Its 2040 Green Promise goal encompasses the company’s showrooms, warehouses and offices, its statewide delivery fleet and recycling initiatives, according

BoConcept Plans to Double U.S. Store Presence in 2019

Washington, D.C. — BoConcept franchise owner Tim Machenaud opened his second store in the Washington, D.C., area at Tysons Galleria on April 19, 2019. With nearly 300 locations across 60 countries, BoConcept’s latest location is a push to increase brand

Cushman & Wakefield Named Property Manager for Two N.J. Retail Assets

Monmouth Junction and Paramus, N.J. — Two new property management assignments in Monmouth and Bergen counties reflect targeted retail-sector expansion for Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey Asset Services practice. The shopping centers, Heritage Square in Monmouth Junction and Paramus Junction

Hibbett Sports’ Chief Financial Officer to Resign

Birmingham, Ala. — Scott J. Bowman, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hibbett Sports, Inc., an athletic specialty retailer, is resigning effective April 26, 2019. “On behalf of the board of directors and our leadership team, I would

Sears Plans Smaller Format “Home & Life” Stores

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears plans to open three new smaller format Home & Life stores in May. Located in Anchorage, Alaska; Lafayette, La.; and Overland Park, Kan. (pictured), the new Home & Life stores will offer appliances, mattresses, home

Batteries Plus Bulbs Names New Vice President

Hartland, Wis. — Effective April 1, Batteries Plus Bulbs added Jon Sica as its new vice president of franchise development & project management and chief strategy officer. He joined the company from Whataburger and reports directly to Batteries Plus Bulbs

Whole Foods Market Opens Flagship 500th Store in Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta — On April 5, 2019, Whole Foods Market opened its 500th store location in Midtown Atlanta. Located at 22 14th St. NW in Related Group’s Icon Midtown residential development, the new 70,000-square-foot, multi-level flagship store features four fast-casual eateries

Marcus Theatres Plans to Introduce Movie Tavern to Wisconsin

Milwaukee — Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, is planning to bring Movie Tavern® by Marcus to Brookfield Square in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. Given the company’s recent acquisition of Movie Tavern, the timing is right

Tailored Brands Appoints President and CEO

Fremont, Calif. — Tailored Brands, Inc. has appointed Dinesh Lathi as president and chief executive officer, and Theo Killion has been appointed chairman of the board of directors. Lathi has served as chairman of Tailored Brands since March 2017, executive

Christopher Guy to Focus on Retail Market, Plans New NYC Showroom

New York City — Luxury brand Christopher Guy has been actively streamlining its business to focus on branded retail locations in major metropolitan cities across the globe, with the latest New York showcase underlining a greater focus on CG’s direct

JCPenney Names New Chief Financial Officer

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has named Bill Wafford, a highly accomplished retail executive with over 25 years of broad finance experience, as executive vice president, chief financial officer, effective April 8. He joins JCPenney from The