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Skechers Breaks Ground on Corporate Headquarters Expansion

Manhattan Beach, Calif. — Footwear industry leader Skechers USA, Inc. has broken ground on an expansion of its corporate headquarters that will span several adjacent buildings in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, Calif. The project will more than double the…

JCPenney Shakes Up Executive Leadership

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has planned a series of leadership actions taking place over the next few months that will assemble a cross-functional executive team.…

PGA TOUR Superstore Continues Nationwide Expansion

Atlanta — PGA TOUR Superstore, the country’s leading golf retailer, will open at least six new stores in 2019 as it accelerates its growth strategy to expand its brick-and-mortar presence by more than 50% over the next 3 years. The…

Juicy Couture to Launch in South Korea

New York City — Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of a global portfolio of lifestyle and entertainment brands, will expand Juicy Couture in partnership with Shinsegae International, the leading Korean based lifestyle company specializing in retail development and brand building.…

NIKE, Inc. Names New President & CEO of Converse, Inc.

Boston — Effective Jan. 22, 2019, G. Scott Uzzell will become president & CEO of Converse, Inc., according to parent company NIKE, Inc. Uzzell comes to Converse from The Coca-Cola Company where he most recently served as president, venturing &…

Payless Pops Up in Times Square

New York City — Payless, a trusted name in footwear and accessories for over 60 years, recently opened its first ever holiday pop-up location in New York City. The temporary store, which opened just before Thanksgiving, is located at 136…

Mattress Firm Emerges from Chapter 11 with Optimized Store Footprint

Houston — Mattress Firm, Inc., the nation’s leading specialty mattress retailer, has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11. The company has closed more than 600 stores over the past couple of months and now moves forward…

IKEA to Open City Center Store in Manhattan

Conshohocken, Pa. — IKEA U.S. is opening its first city center store in the U.S., marking the company’s ongoing transformation and commitment to bringing IKEA into the heart of urban areas. The ‘IKEA Planning Studio’ is scheduled to open in…

Billabong Reopens Flagship Store With Focus on Experiential Retail

Honolulu — Billabong, one of the surf industry’s most iconic brands, is celebrating the grand reopening of its flagship store at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach on December 1, 2018. Billabong’s goal for its expanded and extensively renovated flagship store…

Express Kitchens Opens 3 New Stores

Hartford, Conn. — Express Kitchens, a fast-growing kitchen cabinet and countertop retailer in the Northeast, celebrated the grand opening of three new store locations in Southington, Conn.; Springfield, Mass.; and Holyoke, Mass., on November 17, 2018.…

Beautycounter to Open First Retail Store

Los Angeles — Beautycounter, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based leader in safer skin care and cleaner cosmetics, will open its first brick-and-mortar store at 51 Prince St. in New York City. Beautycounter develops and distributes its own high-performing products — including…

David’s Bridal Files for Chapter 11

Conshohocken, Pa. — On November 19, 2018, David’s Bridal took the expected next step of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Doing so will reduce the company’s debt by more than $400 million and provide significant financial flexibility to support…

Levin Management Names Vice President of Leasing

North Plainfield, N.J. — Levin Management Corporation (LMC) has appointed Stephanie Harris as vice president of leasing, according to Matthew K. Harding, president. This key addition augments LMC’s executive leadership team during a period of strong growth and transactional volume…

Marcus Theatres Hires Former Smashburger President as EVP and COO

Milwaukee, Wis. — Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, has hired Greg Creighton to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of Smashburger Master LLC, parent…

DSW Launches New Shop-in-Shop Boutique in Toronto

Toronto — DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse has launched a shop-in-shop boutique called ‘What’s the Occasion?’ to deliver a unique, year-round destination for special-event shopping. The concept opened in the greater Toronto area at the DSW Heartland and Vaughan Mills locations,…

Vuori Opens San Francisco Store

San Francisco — On October 23, 2018, Southern California-inspired Vuori Clothing opened its latest brick-and-mortar store at 2070 Union St. in San Francisco. Vuori’s expansion to San Francisco follows tremendous success at its flagship store in the beach city of…

Lowe’s Appoints Chief Information Officer

Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has appointed Seemantini Godbole as chief information officer, effective November 12. Godbole currently serves as senior vice president, digital and marketing technology, at Target Corporation.…

U.S. Polo Assn. Eclipses Milestone of 1,000 Stores

West Palm Beach, Fla. — USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL), the official licensing arm and national broadcaster of the United States Polo Association (USPA), notes that U.S. Polo Assn. has surpassed a major milestone by opening approximately 1,050 monobrand retail…

David Yurman Plans New York Flagship on 57th Street

New York City — David Yurman, America’s premier jewelry designer, plans to open a New York flagship on 57th Street at Madison Avenue. The new flagship is scheduled to open in the second half of 2019.…

RV Retailer, LLC to Acquire RV One Superstores, Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — RV Retailer, LLC has signed an agreement to acquire RV One Superstores from Don Strollo, who will continue to lead RV One Superstores and will retain a significant ownership stake in the business.…