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September 2, 2014

Home furnishings retailer West Elm will open a store in Pittsburgh, on Sept. 4.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Home furnishings retailer West Elm will open a store in Pittsburgh, on Sept. 4.

Located in Bakery Square, the new store will feature a curated selection of products made in Pennsylvania, part of West Elm’s Local initiative. The initiative, launched this year, taps into local entrepreneurship by empowering the teams in West Elm stores to find area makers and designers, building and nurturing a creative network that celebrates craftspeople and differentiates the brand with regional assortments.

September 2, 2014

Home furnishings retailer West Elm will open a store in Pittsburgh, on Sept. 4.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Home furnishings retailer West Elm will open a store in Pittsburgh, on Sept. 4.

Located in Bakery Square, the new store will feature a curated selection of products made in Pennsylvania, part of West Elm’s Local initiative. The initiative, launched this year, taps into local entrepreneurship by empowering the teams in West Elm stores to find area makers and designers, building and nurturing a creative network that celebrates craftspeople and differentiates the brand with regional assortments.

August 5, 2014

In a surprise announcement, GNC Holdings Inc. said that Joe Fortunato, chairman, president and CEO of the company, is stepping down.

Pittsburgh – In a surprise announcement, GNC Holdings Inc. said that Joe Fortunato, chairman, president and CEO of the company, is stepping down. It named Michael G. Archbold, 53, CEO and CFO of The Talbots Inc., as CEO and member of the board, effective immediately. The change comes a week after GNC announced its second disappointing quarter this year.

May 21, 2014

On the heels of disappointing results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has decided to close 150 stores in America, including 100 namesake stores.

Pittsburgh - On the heels of disappointing results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has decided to close 150 stores in America, including 100 namesake stores. For 2014, the company is planning to close approximately 50 American Eagle and 20 aerie stores in North America.

Beginning in 2015, the company anticipates annualized after-tax savings of approximately $10 million-$15 million related to these store closures.

May 1, 2014

If you really want to know what people think about you, you need to find out what they say behind your back. Historically this has been a tricky proposition, but the advent of social media provides an open forum where companies as well as individuals can check to see what is being said, and whether the commentary is good or bad.

April 4, 2014

Dick’s Sporting Goods opens a relocated store at McCandless Crossing in Pittsburgh on April 13.

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods opens a relocated store at McCandless Crossing in Pittsburgh on April 13. The original store location at Northway Mall will be closing on April 8 to make way for the new, enhanced McCandless Crossing location.

April 4, 2014

Dick’s Sporting Goods opens a relocated store at McCandless Crossing in Pittsburgh on April 13.

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods opens a relocated store at McCandless Crossing in Pittsburgh on April 13. The original store location at Northway Mall will be closing on April 8 to make way for the new, enhanced McCandless Crossing location.

January 22, 2014

American Eagle Outfitters said that CEO Robert Hanson, would leave the company, effective immediately. He was appointed to the position in late 2011, after 23 years at Levi Strauss & Co., where he served in a number of executive roles.

Pittsburgh -- American Eagle Outfitters said that CEO Robert Hanson, would leave the company, effective immediately. He was appointed to the position in late 2011, after 23 years at Levi Strauss & Co., where he served in a number of executive roles.

Similar to many other teen retailers, American Eagle has been struggling. The company reported a profit of $24.9 million in the three months ended Nov. 2, compared to $78.6 million in the year-ago period. Revenue was $857.3 million, a decline from $910.4 million a year ago.

December 2, 2013

What are retail shopping center developers up to in the vibrant northeastern region of the United States?

All across the Northeast — in which we include Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the traditional northeastern states to the north — developers are renovating, redeveloping, raising rents, welcoming tenants and starting to get back to normal.

November 19, 2013

Sales growth fueled in part by the opening of 25 new branded stores did not prevent Dick’s Sporting Goods from reporting a slight decline in net income during the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income totaled about $50 million, down incrementally from $50.1 million a year earlier.

Pittsburgh -- Sales growth fueled in part by the opening of 25 new branded stores did not prevent Dick’s Sporting Goods from reporting a slight decline in net income during the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income totaled about $50 million, down incrementally from $50.1 million a year earlier.

Net sales totaled $1.4 billion, up 7% from $1.31 billion. Consolidated same-store sales rose 0.3%, beating company estimates of a 2-3% decline.

October 14, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that its second freestanding Field & Stream location will open on November 1, in Buttermilk Towne Center, Crescent Springs, Ky.

Pittsburgh -- Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that its second freestanding Field & Stream location will open on November 1, in Buttermilk Towne Center, Crescent Springs, Ky.

October 11, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods grand-opened three new stores on Friday, bringing the total store count to 541 in the U.S.

Pittsburgh -- Dick’s Sporting Goods grand-opened three new stores on Friday, bringing the total store count to 541 in the U.S.

The chain opened a store in Redding, Calif., at the Redding Hilltop Center, as well as opened a store in Victorville, Calif., at The Mall of Victor Valley, marking its 30th and 31st Dick’s stores in California.

And in Kansas, at the Midstate Plaza in Salina, Dick’s opened its eighth store in the state.

 

September 19, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Good will open its second Field & Stream specialty store in November, in Crescent Springs, Ky.

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Good will open its second Field & Stream specialty store in November, in Crescent Springs, Ky. Earlier this week, Dick’s said it plans to grow Field & Stream to approximately 55 locations and $750 million in sales by the end of fiscal 2017.

In addition to outdoor merchandise, the Field & Stream store will provide professional services for archery equipment, fishing gear, and firearms, among other goods.

August 27, 2013

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has announced the opening of two new restaurants.

Greenwood Village, Colo. — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has announced the opening of two new restaurants. The first will open in Canton Crossing, Md., and Inner Harbor location in downtown Baltimore in late September. The second will open in Monroeville, Pa., at The District at Monroeville Mall outside of Pittsburgh in early October.

July 24, 2013

American Eagle is opening what it calls a “progressive technology” office in San Francisco.

Pittsburgh – American Eagle is opening what it calls a “progressive technology” office in San Francisco. The almost 10,000-squ.-ft. office, located at 49 Stevenson Street, will offer a space for engineers, designers and digital marketing teams to work on American Eagle’s omni-channel initiatives.

July 17, 2013

The Dick’s Sporting Goods new Field & Stream specialty concept will make its debut next month at 1000 Cranberry Square Drive in Cranberry Township, Pa., near Dick’s headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Cranberry Township, Pa. -- The Dick’s Sporting Goods new Field & Stream specialty concept will make its debut next month at 1000 Cranberry Square Drive in Cranberry Township, Pa., near Dick’s headquarters in Pittsburgh.

July 17, 2013

The Dick’s Sporting Goods new Field & Stream specialty concept will make its debut next month at 1000 Cranberry Square Drive in Cranberry Township, Pa., near Dick’s headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Cranberry Township, Pa. -- The Dick’s Sporting Goods new Field & Stream specialty concept will make its debut next month at 1000 Cranberry Square Drive in Cranberry Township, Pa., near Dick’s headquarters in Pittsburgh.

June 6, 2013

WP Realty has acquired Plaza at the Pointe, a 149,016-sq.-ft. center located near Pittsburgh in the Parkway West retail submarket.

Bryn Mawr, Pa. -- WP Realty has acquired Plaza at the Pointe, a 149,016-sq.-ft. center located near Pittsburgh in the Parkway West retail submarket.

Anchor tenants include Bed, Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, La-Z-Boy and Party City. An additional 21,556 sq. ft. anchor space is currently vacant.

Latitude 40, a recently redeveloped 60,000-sq.-ft. entertainment center, and a number of national retailers shadow-anchor Plaza at the Pointe from adjacent properties.
 

June 4, 2013

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening a new store in Petaluma, Calif., with a three-day grand opening weekend celebration beginning Friday, June 7. The location be the retailer's 28th store in the state of California and its 523rd nationwide.

"We're pleased to be opening a new Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Petaluma, which will enable us to better serve the needs of athletes in the community," said Lauren Hobart , chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods..

 

March 11, 2013

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. forecast a full-year profit for the current fiscal year that was less than expected, and also revealed it will debut a new retail concept in fiscal 2013 under the Field & Stream banner.

Pittsburgh -- Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. on Monday forecast a full-year profit for the current fiscal year that was less than expected, and also revealed it will debut a new retail concept in fiscal 2013 under the Field & Stream banner.
 
In 2013, the company said it will open two Field & Stream stores, 40 Dick’s Sporting Goods stores, one Golf Galaxy store and two True Runner locations. The chain also plans partial remodels of 75 existing Dick’s stores.
   

March 6, 2013

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. reported Wednesday that profit for the quarter ended Feb. 2 soared to $94.8 million from $51.3 million in the year-ago period, aided by few markdowns.

Pittsburgh -- American Eagle Outfitters Inc. reported Wednesday that profit for the quarter ended Feb. 2 soared to $94.8 million from $51.3 million in the year-ago period, aided by few markdowns.

However, the retailer warned that sales will be weak in the first quarter due to economic restrictions and unfavorable weather.

February 19, 2013

GNC Holdings is bullish on expansion. Reporting impressive results for the fourth quarter, the retailer plans to open approximately 150 net new U.S. stores in 2013, along with 30 net new domestic franchise locations, and 175-200 net new international franchise locations.

Pittsburgh -- GNC Holdings is bullish on expansion. Reporting impressive results for the fourth quarter, the retailer plans to open approximately 150 net new U.S. stores in 2013, along with 30 net new domestic franchise locations, and 175-200 net new international franchise locations. It also will open 30 net new GNC-Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations.

January 28, 2013

American Eagle Outfitters announced plans to open a series of vertically owned and operated-stores in Mexico, with the first location set to open on February 20, 2013, in Mexico City.

Pittsburgh -- American Eagle Outfitters announced plans to open a series of vertically owned and operated-stores in Mexico, with the first location set to open on February 20, 2013, in Mexico City.
   
The store will be located in the Perisur’s shopping center, a mall located in the south part of Mexico City. Each AEO store will include an Aerie presence either in shop-in-shop or side-by-side form.

November 27, 2012

Each year, in December, Chain Store Age publishes a retail overview of the northeastern quadrant of the United States and, each year, there’s not a lot of bad news to report, even in recessionary times. This year is no exception; in fact, despite a superstorm that ravaged much of the region, the economic engine continues to chug along.

November 13, 2012

Dick's Sporting Goods reported that net income