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Office Depot Releases New Sustainability Goals

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot, Inc. has released its 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report, incorporating sustainability information for Office Depot, CompuCom and Grand & Toy. Additionally, the report contains the company’s public-facing sustainability goals around energy consumption, transportation emissions and

Destination Maternity CEO Steps Down

Moorestown, N.J. — Marla Ryan, by mutual agreement with Destination Maternity’s board of directors, stepped down as chief executive officer on June 13, 2019. Additionally, Destination Maternity has appointed Gene Davis to chairman of the board. Ryan will remain with

Roy Rogers Tests New Store Design; Plans Systemwide Rollout

Frederick, Md. — Roy Rogers® Restaurants has successfully rolled out a new store design at its Westminster, Md., restaurant. The restaurant remained open throughout the renovations. Roy Rogers will next undertake updates at its test kitchen store in Frederick, Md.,

Erwin Pearl Selects Springboard Retail to Power Retail Operations

Boston — Springboard Retail, the leading cloud POS and Retail Management platform designed to help growing brands and retailers drive sales and margin, has partnered with iconic jewelry brand Erwin Pearl. Designing jewelry since 1952, Erwin Pearl — named after

Blink Fitness Builds Franchise Growth Momentum

New York City — Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based fitness concept, has launched a focused franchise initiative targeting key U.S. markets. The strategy targets six regions, including Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas-Fort Worth; Phoenix; Raleigh, N.C.; Las Vegas and Kansas City. The

Biscuitville Names Vice President of Operations

Greensboro, N.C. — Craig Hanson has been named vice president of operations at Biscuitville Fresh Southern®. Hanson comes to Biscuitville with more than 15 years of experience with medium- and large-sized quick-service and fast-casual brands. His experience expands to brands

KRISPY KREME® to Open Times Square Flagship in 2020

Winston-Salem, N.C. — In early 2020, Krispy Kreme plans to open a first-of-its-kind flagship in Manhattan’s Times Square. The shop will serve more guests annually than any other Krispy Kreme location in the world. Within the shop’s 4,500-square-foot retail space,

H.C. Duke & Son / Electro Freeze Names New VP of Sales

East Moline, Ill. — Greg Stak has been named vice president of sales at H.C. Duke & Son, LLC / Electro Freeze. He most recently held senior sales management positions for Vollrath Company at Stoelting Foodservice and in the Vollrath Foodservice

LevelTen Energy to Provide Clean Power to 3,000 U.S. Starbucks Stores

Seattle — LevelTen Energy has closed a three-project renewable energy portfolio purchased by Starbucks, comprising wind and solar farms in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. The power purchase agreement portfolio will provide clean power to the electricity grids that serve

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. Names IHOP President as New CEO

Ankeny, Iowa — The board of directors of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. has appointed Darren Rebelez, president of IHOP®, as Casey’s next president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 24, 2019. Rebelez will also join Casey’s board of directors.

Celebrity’s Soul Food Plans 200-Restaurant National Rollout

Ocala, Fla. — Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Celebrity’s Soul Food has selected Southlake, Texas-based N3 Real Estate and affiliates as its exclusive national developer and master broker for the United States. N3 will be responsible for all aspects of Celebrity’s real

JCPenney Names New SVP, GMM Women’s Apparel

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has hired Victor Ejarque Lopez, a 25-year veteran of merchandising, product, supply chain and operations, as senior vice president, general merchandise manager for women’s apparel, reporting to Michelle Wlazlo, chief merchandising officer.

Chef Anthony Russo Unveils Russo’s New York Italia Pizza Kitchen & Brewery

Houston — Russo’s New York Pizzeria, the nation’s only chef-driven New York-style, Italian restaurant and pizzeria franchise concept, announces its latest franchise opportunity: an authentic Italian microbrewery. Conceptualized by Chef Anthony Russo, Russo’s New York Italia Pizza Kitchen & Brewery

CBRE/Iron Mountain Recognized for Professional Excellence by CoreNet Global

Los Angeles — CBRE, Iron Mountain and Redaptive have won the 2019 Professional Excellence Award conferred by CoreNet Global. The combined team was recognized for accelerating environmental improvements and cost reduction via an innovative Efficiency-as-a Service (EaaS) delivery model. CBRE’s

BluSky Restoration Contractors Merges with United Services

Denver — In late May, Denver-based BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC merged with St. Louis-based United Services, a full-service disaster restoration company serving commercial and residential clients since 1988. “BluSky and United Services share similar missions and core values that are

Sansome Pacific Acquires 11 Cabela’s Stores for $324.3 Million

San Francisco — A joint venture led by Sansome Pacific, a real estate investment firm based in San Francisco, has acquired 11 locations of outdoor sports retailer Cabela’s for $324.3 million. The transaction was structured as a sale-leaseback with the

IT’SUGAR Opens Flagship Store on The Las Vegas Strip

Deerfield Beach, Fla. — IT’SUGAR, one of the largest specialty candy retailers in the world, has opened its newest U.S. flagship store in Las Vegas. The 6,000-square-foot IT’SUGAR store is located at the Grand Bazaar Shops across from the world-famous

OmniStore Turns Grocery Stores into Small Fulfillment Centers

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Intralogistics specialist TGW and the shop-fitting professionals from ‘umdasch The Store Makers’ have developed an innovative store and logistics concept for food retailing called OmniStore, an omni-channel model that integrates logistics processes. OmniStore combines the strengths

CRG Partners with Crate & Barrel for First Full-Service Restaurant

Chicago — Cornerstone Restaurant Group (CRG), a national leader in the restaurant space, looks beyond traditional borders in restaurant dining to where the customer is consuming today. Widely considered a trailblazer in the delivery space in Chicago, CRG is embracing