Store Planning / Construction / Facilities

02/06/2012 - 5:32pm

The Container Store announced it will open six locations in 2012, making this the largest real estate growth year in the company's history and bringing the company's store count to 59 by year's end.

02/06/2012 - 11:01am

Payless ShoeSource, a division of Collective Brands, announced that it has signed two new franchise agreements with partners Emart, a business unit of Shinsegae Group, Seoul, for stores in Korea, and Central Marketing Group, a business unit of Central Group, Bangkok, for stores in Thailand and Vietnam, bringing the total countries, which will have franchised Payless stores to 20 countries.

02/05/2012 - 3:49pm

Chain Store Age’s 48th annual SPECS Conference will be held March 4-7, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

02/03/2012 - 5:54pm

Chipotle Mexican Grill expects to open 155–165 new Chipotle locations in 2012.

02/03/2012 - 11:41am

Kohl’s Department Stores and Walmart rank among the nation’s top purchasers of power according to the EPA’s most recent Green Power Partnership report.

02/03/2012 - 11:34am

Bottom Dollar Food will open an additional seven stores in the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, markets on Feb. 9

02/02/2012 - 5:43pm

Esprit Holdings said Thursday that it will close all 93 of its stores in North America, after abandoning previously announced plans to sell off the business or find a licensed operator to run the stores.

02/02/2012 - 5:07pm

Impact Service Group, a national HVAC service management company for retailers and multi-location clients, has hired Teresa Pitts as VP national sales.

02/01/2012 - 5:45pm

PlayNetwork announced a partnership with restaurant and entertainment chain Dick's Last Resort, to provide original video, social engagement and custom music programs.

01/31/2012 - 11:58am

American Eagle Outfitters said that its debut store in Israel will open on Thursday at Ramat Aviv Mall, in Tel Aviv.