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Market Street in The Woodlands Completes Comprehensive Renovation

The Woodlands, Texas — Market Street – The Woodlands has completed a comprehensive makeover of the award-winning shopping, dining and entertainment destination just north of Houston known for its collection of first-to-market retailers and restaurants as well as Class A

Coolgreens Names New Franchise Development Director

Oklahoma City — Coolgreens, a fast-casual concept that focuses on providing fresh and high-quality food, has hired Kathy Davidson to join the brand’s leadership team as its new vice president of franchise development. Davidson brings nearly 10 years of foodservice

Kitchen United Names Newest Markets for Expansion

Pasadena, Calif. — Kitchen United, the GV-backed startup creating a new way for restaurant brands to expand via off-premise optimized kitchen centers, has signed lease agreements bringing new locations to San Francisco and Los Angeles, and a second location to

ALDI U.S. to Add 100 More HFC-Free Stores in 2019

Washington, D.C. — On April 22, 2019 (Earth Day), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) unveiled a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As part of this

I Heart Mac & Cheese Plans NYC Expansion

Boca Raton, Fla. — I Heart Mac & Cheese, a rapidly expanding fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese bowls, grilled cheese sandwiches and specialty salads, has sold its corporate store in Patchogue, N.Y., as part of a

City Furniture Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Furniture retailer City Furniture has set the complex operational goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Its 2040 Green Promise goal encompasses the company’s showrooms, warehouses and offices, its statewide delivery fleet and recycling initiatives, according

BrandPoint Services Merges with LEGACY Retail Services

Cherry Hill, N.J. — BrandPoint Services, a leading full-service commercial maintenance, repair, refresh and remodel company, has merged with LEGACY Retail Services, a New Jersey-based company and leader in national digital media and fixture installation company. The merger will create

SMS Assist Hires New Chief Product Officer

Chicago — SMS Assist has hired long-time technology executive Kevin McDunn as chief product officer. McDunn will lead all aspects of SMS Assist’s product innovation strategy as the quickly growing company continues to reinvent facilities management services. McDunn, with previous

LSI Industries Hires Director of National Accounts

Blue Ash, Ohio — LSI Industries Inc. has hired Steven Moeglin as its new director of national accounts, one of LSI’s strategic market verticals. He will be responsible for leading the commercial sales team focused on large national lighting, graphics

BoConcept Plans to Double U.S. Store Presence in 2019

Washington, D.C. — BoConcept franchise owner Tim Machenaud opened his second store in the Washington, D.C., area at Tysons Galleria on April 19, 2019. With nearly 300 locations across 60 countries, BoConcept’s latest location is a push to increase brand

Roy Rogers Names Senior Manager of Information Technology

Frederick, Md. — Roy Rogers® Restaurants has named Frank Cleveland senior manager of information technology. Based in the company’s Frederick, Md., headquarters, he reports to Jeremy Biser, executive vice president, and is responsible for directing all IT operations to meet

New Steakhouse Concept, CATCH STEAK, Opening this Fall in NYC

New York City — Catch Hospitality Group, known for its successful seafood-centric CATCH restaurants with locations in New York City; Los Angeles; Playa del Carmen, Mexico; and Las Vegas, will open its first-ever sister restaurant, CATCH STEAK. Michael Vignola, former

Farmer Boys Names New Vice President/Chief People Officer

Riverside, Calif. — Farmer Boys®, a farm-fresh fast-casual concept, has hired restaurant industry and human resources veteran Arlene Estrada Petokas to serve as its new vice president and chief people officer. Petokas brings with her more than 20 years of

Cushman & Wakefield Named Property Manager for Two N.J. Retail Assets

Monmouth Junction and Paramus, N.J. — Two new property management assignments in Monmouth and Bergen counties reflect targeted retail-sector expansion for Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey Asset Services practice. The shopping centers, Heritage Square in Monmouth Junction and Paramus Junction

DENTCO Enjoys Impressive Expansion

DeWitt, Mich. — On April 10, 2019 DENTCO® President Scott Milnes announced an increase of over 20% in sales through new business over 2018 and into 2019. The increased business is credited to new national landscape and snow management customers.

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC Acquires Capital Contractors Inc.

Oceanside, Calif. — Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (KBS), a leading North American provider of technology-enabled, integrated facility management services, has acquired Capital Contractors Inc., a provider of contract cleaning and related facility services. KBS is a portfolio company of San

Hibbett Sports’ Chief Financial Officer to Resign

Birmingham, Ala. — Scott J. Bowman, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hibbett Sports, Inc., an athletic specialty retailer, is resigning effective April 26, 2019. “On behalf of the board of directors and our leadership team, I would

Sears Plans Smaller Format “Home & Life” Stores

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears plans to open three new smaller format Home & Life stores in May. Located in Anchorage, Alaska; Lafayette, La.; and Overland Park, Kan. (pictured), the new Home & Life stores will offer appliances, mattresses, home

Benihana Debuts First Restaurant-Style Concessions at Sports Arenas

Los Angeles — Benihana Inc., the nation’s leading operator of Japanese-inspired teppanyaki and sushi restaurants, and AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, have partnered to bring world-class culinary and dining experiences to fans at Dignity Health Sports

Batteries Plus Bulbs Names New Vice President

Hartland, Wis. — Effective April 1, Batteries Plus Bulbs added Jon Sica as its new vice president of franchise development & project management and chief strategy officer. He joined the company from Whataburger and reports directly to Batteries Plus Bulbs

Whole Foods Market Opens Flagship 500th Store in Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta — On April 5, 2019, Whole Foods Market opened its 500th store location in Midtown Atlanta. Located at 22 14th St. NW in Related Group’s Icon Midtown residential development, the new 70,000-square-foot, multi-level flagship store features four fast-casual eateries