Konover South, LLC Hires Director of Construction

Deerfield Beach, Fla. — Patrick Christie, P.E., has joined Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Konover South, LLC, as director of construction. A Registered Professional Engineer with over 20 years of retail construction experience, Christie previously served as director of project management at

The Home Depot Updates Business Response to COVID-19

Atlanta — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has provided an update on several temporary changes to its business in response to COVID-19. “As our communities battle COVID-19, The Home Depot is committed to providing the essential

JCPenney Extends Store Closures & Furloughs

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. will extend the temporary closure of its stores and business offices due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The company will continue to follow guidance from local, state and federal officials as it

Target Adjusts 2020 Remodel & New Store Opening Schedule

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has made business adjustments to its remodel and new store opening schedule in response to the impact from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved, the company has been experiencing unusually strong traffic and

Connex Helps Retailers Manage Closed Stores

Dallas — Connex, the multi-site facilities network, formerly known as PRSM, is helping retailers who are closing thousands of stores due to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing guidance in how to protect store assets and the public. Beginning Monday, Connex

Simon Property Group Temporarily Closes All Domestic Properties

Indianapolis — After extensive discussions with federal, state and local officials and in recognition of the need to address the spread of COVID-19, Simon will close all of its retail properties, including malls, premium outlets and mills in the U.S.

Macy’s, Inc. Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide

New York City — In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, Macy’s, Inc. temporarily closed all stores on March 17, 2020, and will remain closed through March 31, 2020. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet

Skechers to Temporarily Close Some Stores in North America & Europe

Manhattan Beach, Calif. — SKECHERS USA, Inc. is temporarily closing its company-owned Skechers retail stores in North America and select European markets through March 28, 2020 and is withdrawing its first quarter 2020 guidance due to the continuing impact of

Modell’s Sporting Goods to Close All 153 Stores

New York City — Modell’s Sporting Goods has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. The fourth-generation, family-owned retailer will close all of its 153 stores throughout New York, New

TravelCenters of America Inc. Appoints EVP, CFO and Treasurer

Westlake, Ohio — TravelCenters of America Inc. (TA) has appointed Peter J. Crage as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. Crage succeeds William E. Myers, who has resigned from the company. “Peter joins TA with experience

Connex Helps Retailers Impacted by Coronavirus Share Information

Dallas — Connex, the multi-site facilities management network, formerly known as PRSM, is helping retailers protect shoppers and employees from the coronavirus by providing them resources and the ability to connect, ask questions, and share vital information, experiences and recommendations.

Gap Inc. Names New Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco — Gap Inc.’s board of directors has named Sonia Syngal, an accomplished retail leader and CEO of the portfolio’s Old Navy business since 2016, as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective March 23. She will also join

Target Names New Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Logistics

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has hired Heath Holtz as senior vice president, field operations. Holtz will oversee Target’s supply chain and logistics field network to support Target’s more than 1,800 stores. Holtz joins the company March 1 and will report

IMPACT Strategies Renovates Crossroads Centre with All-New Façade

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies recently gave a popular Fairview Heights, Ill., shopping center an all new exterior façade. Crossroads Centre is home to Dollar Tree, Big Lots, T.J. Maxx, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Plato’s Closet, Ruler Foods and

Copperfield’s Books Returns to Downtown Napa

Napa, Calif. — Beloved bookseller Copperfield’s Books is returning to downtown Napa — directly across the street from where it first opened 30 years ago. Scheduled to open this summer, the new 3,665-square-foot space will be part of the First

ABG, Simon & Brookfield Acquire Forever 21

New York City, Indianapolis and Chicago — Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company, has acquired America’s original fast fashion retailer, Forever 21. ABG and Simon Property Group will each own 37.5%, and Brookfield Property

Pier 1 Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Fort Worth, Texas — Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is pursuing a sale of the company. To facilitate an orderly sale process and implement the PSA, the company and its subsidiaries have commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy