Floor & Decor Promotes CFO to President

Atlanta — Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring, has promoted Trevor Lang, executive vice president and chief financial officer, to president. The company will conduct a search for a new chief financial officer,

Crate & Barrel Holdings Commits to Sustainable Operations

Chicago — Crate & Barrel Holdings Inc. (CBH) is advancing its sustainability commitments. The company’s goals focus on leading Crate & Barrel, CB2, Crate & Kids and Hudson Grace with corporate responsibility and responsible design. “Our vision is to build

Clarvue Launches Advanced Dark Site Management Tool

Irvine, Calif. — Clarvue Inc., a leading custom software solutions company, has launched a new dark site management tool that helps all types of retailers manage their closed locations effectively and efficiently as market dynamics shift and portfolio changes become

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Marks 450th Store Opening

Harrisburg, Pa. — Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc. (Ollie’s), America’s largest retailer of closeouts and excess inventory, is celebrating the grand opening of its 450th store in Overland Park, Kan. Ollie’s plans to open 50 to 55 locations annually with an

Sheetz to Open Up to 30 New Locations in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh — CBRE has been engaged to assist with site selection for Sheetz Inc.’s expansion in Western Pennsylvania by RBG Development, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based commercial real estate acquisition development firm and exclusive developer for Sheetz, Inc. in the region. Sheetz

Williams-Sonoma President Departs; New Brand President is Named

San Francisco — Ryan Ross, president of the Williams Sonoma brand, resigned on July 26, 2022. Effective immediately, Felix Carbullido has assumed the role of president, Williams Sonoma brand. Most recently, he served as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Williams-Sonoma,

The Home Depot Announces Latest Carbon Emission Reductions

Atlanta — The Home Depot reduced its combined Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by approximately 172,000 metric tons in 2021, equivalent to taking more than 37,000 cars off the road for a year. The company reduced its electricity consumption

Life Time Recognized by DOE for Energy Efficiency Leadership

Washington, D.C. — In July, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner Life Time, Inc. for energy efficiency advances made throughout its portfolio of athletic country clubs. DOE staff and Life Time leadership toured the organization’s

Ohm Fitness Plans for 35 Locations in Arizona Over 3 Years

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ohm Fitness, the nation’s first fitness franchise to use EMS (electro muscle stimulation) technology wirelessly and in a small group setting, plans to open up to 35 locations in Arizona over the next 3 years. Two seasoned

Array Appoints North American Chief Commercial Officer

Toronto — Array Marketing, a market leader in end-to-end in-store merchandising solutions, has appointed Chris Olivier as North American chief commercial officer. Olivier is a skilled commercial executive from the retail services industry, having held leadership roles in multiple retail

Dollar General CEO to Retire; COO is Promoted to CEO

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General Corporation’s CEO, Todd Vasos, has decided to retire from his position on November 1, 2022. Additionally, the company’s board of directors approved the promotion of Jeffery Owen (pictured), its chief operating officer since 2019, to

Gap Inc. CEO to Step Down; Old Navy Names New President/CEO

San Francisco — Gap Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, Sonia Syngal, will step down from her position and from the company’s board, departing the company following a brief transition. In other executive leadership news, Horacio (“Haio”) Barbeito will serve

Ulta Beauty Pop-Up Debuts at The Allure Store

New York City — The Allure Store, an immersive retail experience from the global beauty authority Allure, has entered into a collaboration with the nation’s largest beauty retailer, Ulta Beauty. For a limited time, the interactive Ulta Beauty pop-up will

Levin Management Corporation Marks 70 Years of NJ Retail Real Estate

North Plainfield, N.J. – The Levin name has been synonymous with New Jersey retail real estate since the post-WWII suburban migration sparked the Garden State’s first open-air shopping center developments. Seven decades later, as Levin Management Corporation (LMC) commemorates the

Fresh Thyme Market Names New President

Downers Grove, Ill. — Liz Zolcak has been named the new president of Fresh Thyme Market, succeeding Gerald Melville, who has announced his retirement after a 43-year retail career. “I am thrilled and humbled to take on this exciting new

GUESS Uses Matterport Digital Twins to Reimagine Retail Experience

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Matterport, Inc., the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, has partnered with GUESS?, Inc., the global fashion brand and retailer, to adopt Matterport digital twins to ensure brand consistency across its

GrowGeneration Opens First Store in Mississippi

Denver — GrowGeneration Corp., the nation’s largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, has opened a new hydroponic garden center to serve the emerging Mississippi market. The new store in Jackson becomes the first in Mississippi, and the

Kroger Expands Customer Access to EV Charging Stations

Cincinnati, Ohio — The Kroger Co. has given customers increased access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, underscoring its commitment to helping customers make sustainable choices. The grocer tested and phased in charger installations by collaborating with Blink, Electrify America,