Painted Tree Marketplace Ramps Up Expansion Plans

Atlanta — With its retail concept a proven success in several major U.S. markets, Painted Tree Marketplace plans to accelerate expansion plans on a national basis in major suburban markets, with a focus on the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest. Painted

Dollar General Unveils New Retail Store Concept: popshelf

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General has unveiled its newest retail store concept: popshelf. This new store aims to engage customers with a fun, affordable and stress-free shopping experience where they can find on-trend seasonal and home décor, health and beauty

Jersey Mike’s Great Ride

— By Katie Lee — Even during a pandemic, Jersey Mike’s continues to grow and evolve — adding 200 stores this year and fully funding the ongoing retrofits of its 1,800+ locations.   Ten years ago, Retail & Restaurant Facility

Gap Inc. Confirms New President and CEO of Old Navy

San Francisco — Gap Inc. has appointed Nancy Green as the president and CEO of Old Navy, the company’s largest brand. Green will report to Sonia Syngal, CEO of Gap Inc., and will serve on the company’s senior leadership team.

Batteries Plus on Track to Sign 40 New Franchise Agreements in 2020

Hartland, Wis. — Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, has been ranked No. 131 on Franchise Times’ Top 200+ List, the most comprehensive ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in

Regal Cinemas Temporarily Suspending All U.S. Theater Operations

Knoxville, Tenn. — Regal Cinemas will temporarily suspend operations at all of its 536 U.S. theaters beginning Thursday, Oct. 8. British owner-operator Cineworld owns Knoxville, Tenn.-based Regal Cinemas, which has about 7,000 screens across its U.S. portfolio of theaters. Cineworld

Bed Bath & Beyond Launches Same-Day Delivery Service

Union, N.J.— Through new partnerships with Shipt and Instacart, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has launched same-day delivery at Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY. Same-day delivery follows the successful introduction earlier this year of Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store (BOPIS) and contactless

Charming Charlie Reopens Cumberland Mall Location in Atlanta

Atlanta — On September 25, 2020, women’s apparel and fashion accessories retailer Charming Charlie reopened its first physical store at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta. This comes after the Houston-based retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in summer 2019 — the

Rodeo 39 Public Market to Open in October in Southern California

Orange County, Calif. — Rodeo 39 Public Market will be Southern California’s newest culinary and community experience when it opens in mid-October. Not your typical food hall, Rodeo 39 features expansive hangar doors that open up for an inside/outside setting,

Bed Bath & Beyond Names New Chief Technology Officer

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed Scott Lindblom as its new chief technology officer. Effective September 28, 2020, Lindblom will report directly to COO John Hartmann and will lead the company’s enterprise technology transformation. He joins the company from

REI Sells Corporate Campus Near Seattle to Facebook for $390 Million

Bellevue, Wash. — The specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op has completed the disposition of its newly completed corporate campus in Bellevue’s Spring District. Facebook acquired the property for $390 million. Site developer Wright Runstad & Co. and Shorenstein Properties also

Weberstown Mall in California Completes Solar Panel Installation

Columbus, Ohio — As part of its sustainability efforts, Washington Prime Group Inc. has completed the solar panel system at Weberstown Mall in Stockton, Calif. The system is comprised of 3,456 photovoltaic (PV) modules, spanning more than 76,645 square feet,

Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints Chief Supply Chain Officer

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed Juan Guerrero as senior vice president (SVP), chief supply chain officer, effective immediately. He will report directly to John Hartmann, COO and president of buybuy BABY, and be responsible for

Michaels Unveils 2 New Test-and-Learn Concept Stores in Texas

Irving, Texas — The Michaels Companies, Inc., North America’s largest arts and crafts retail chain, recently transformed two existing hometown retail locations as part of a larger strategy to reimagine the optimal maker shopping experience. Customers in the North Texas

Snow Peak USA Opens New U.S. Headquarters and Retail Flagship

Portland, Ore. — Built around the concept of “Dwelling Outdoors Together,” Snow Peak has opened a new U.S. headquarters and retail flagship in Portland, Ore. The grand opening will begin on September 11. In 20 years, Snow Peak has grown

Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints Retail Veteran to Regional VP

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed Rick Wilkins as regional vice president for the West region, effective immediately. He will report directly to Gregg Melnick, executive vice president (EVP) and chief stores officer, and will play a key role in the

Target Names New Senior Vice President of Marketing

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has named Maurice Cooper senior vice president of marketing. He will oversee Target’s marketing, creating plans that are guest-centric, culturally relevant and inclusive to fuel consumer affinity for Target’s brand and grow its business. He will