Weis Markets to Invest Over $160 Million in New Growth in 2023

Sunbury, Pa. — Weis Markets, Inc.’s chairman, president and CEO, Jonathan H. Weis, recently updated shareholders on the company’s plans to invest more than $160 million in its growth in 2023. Included in this plan will be record investments in

Academy Sports + Outdoors Plans Leadership Succession

Katy, Texas — As a result of a planned succession process, the following changes to the executive leadership team of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. will be effective as of June 1, 2023. Ken C. Hicks, chairman, president and CEO,

Following OSHA’s Lead

— By Troy Tepp — What restaurants and retailers can learn from common OSHA violations to protect their employees and business.   Each October, OSHA — the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — releases its annual review of the 10

Toys”R”Us® to Open in Mexico for the First Time in 2023

New York City — WHP Global, the parent company of Toys”R”Us, has partnered with leading omnichannel retailer El Puerto de Liverpool, SAB de CV to launch the toy brand in Mexico for the very first time. The partnership will bring

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., along with certain of its subsidiaries, has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

Christy Sports CEO to Depart

Lakewood, Colo. — Christy Sports, a premier outdoor retailer with more than 60 locations, has announced the exit of CEO Matt Gold. He and the board of directors have mutually agreed to part ways at the end of April 2023.

Tilly’s, Inc. Appoints EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer

Irvine, Calif. — Tilly’s, Inc. has appointed Laura Janney as its executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, effective May 8, 2023. She will oversee all aspects of the company’s merchandising operations, including buying, sourcing and product development, along with coordinating

Nordstrom Rack to Open 5 New California Stores

Seattle — Seattle-based fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. plans to open four new Nordstrom Rack stores in 2024 and one in 2025, all in California. The new stores will be located in the California cities of Davis, Elk Grove, Gilroy, Oceanside

Leslie’s Opens 1,000th Store to Mark 60th Anniversary

Phoenix — Leslie’s, Inc., the largest direct-to-consumer brand in the U.S. pool and spa care industry, is turning 60. The company also has opened its 1,000th store. Leslie’s was founded in 1963 by Phil Leslie Jr. as a single location

Bealls Inc. Plans Significant Retail Portfolio Rebranding

Bradenton, Fla. — Bealls, Inc. plans a significant rebranding of two of its largest retail chains. The company’s 600 Bealls Outlet and Burkes Outlet locations in 23 states are uniting to become “bealls”. Changing Burkes to bealls was made possible by the

Genesis Opens First Stand-Alone Retail Facility in California

Santa Monica, Calif. — Genesis is continuing its retail expansion with the opening of Genesis Santa Monica, the brand’s fifth standalone retail facility in the U.S. and first in California. Several more U.S. locations are currently under development with additional

Boot Barn EVP & Chief Operating Officer Plans to Retire

Irvine, Calif. — Gregory V. Hackman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Boot Barn Holdings, Inc., plans to retire later this year. He will continue with the company until his retirement date, currently estimated for June, and transition

IT’SUGAR Opens its Largest Store to Date in San Francisco

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — IT’SUGAR, one of the largest specialty candy retailers in the U.S., has opened its newest and largest candy department store at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Spanning nearly 30,000 square feet and three floors, this massive candy

Macy’s, Inc. Announces Leadership Succession Plan

New York City — Macy’s, Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer, Jeff Gennette, plans to retire in February 2024 after serving the company for 40 years. Tony Spring, Macy’s executive vice president and Bloomingdale’s chairman and CEO, has been appointed

PetSmart Releases First Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Phoenix — PetSmart has released its first annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. The report shares PetSmart’s progress across key priorities: (1) healthy and happy pets, (2) empowered people and (3) responsible stewardship. “This report captures the important progress we’ve

Belk To Open 5 Additional Belk Outlet Locations

Charlotte, N.C. — Belk is opening five additional Belk Outlet locations as part of a new concept the retailer debuted at the start of 2023. For the first time in Belk’s almost 135-year history, the company launched Belk Outlet as

Bloomingdale’s Promotes GMM to Chief Merchant

New York City — According to Tony Spring, Bloomingdale’s chairman and CEO, Denise Magid has been promoted to the newly created role of chief merchandising officer. She will report to Spring and will drive the strategic direction and performance of

Foot Locker to Close More Than 400 Stores

New York City — Foot Locker will close more than 400 underperforming stores as part of its “Lace Up” plan, announced during the company’s 2023 Investor Day call. According to Tony Aversa, senior vice president of global store development, the

Unlimited Access

— By Hayden Spiess —   Wild Birds Unlimited offers backyard bird feeding retail for an increasingly diverse customer base, with a growing flock of franchised locations.     Jim Carpenter’s aspirations were not always avian in nature. The founder