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October 1, 2014

Based on previous savings experienced during the holiday season in 2013 and projected industry growth in 2014, U.S. shoppers have the opportunity to save more than $5 billion dollars by using deal and offer websites during the upcoming holiday season.

Austin, Texas - Based on previous savings experienced during the holiday season in 2013 and projected industry growth in 2014, U.S. shoppers have the opportunity to save more than $5 billion dollars by using deal and offer websites during the upcoming holiday season. According to a new study from RetailMeNot and Dr. Jason Abrevaya, Ph.D., economics department chair at the University of Texas at Austin, consumers have the potential to save more than $200 an hour while using RetailMeNot.com, or $34 in 10 minutes.

September 30, 2014

Consumers are still sensitive to price, so they're willing to drive at least five-to-10 minutes out of their way to get a better deal.

Lewisville, Texas - Consumers are still sensitive to price, so they're willing to drive at least five-to-10 minutes out of their way to get a better deal. According to the new Parago shopper study "Ring Up More Holiday Sales," 81% of consumers would drive five to 10 minutes out of their way for a $10 rebate on a $50 item.

September 24, 2014

Retail real estate services provider UCR has been awarded project leasing and management of the retail for Hill Country Galleria, a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. Class A lifestyle/mixed-use development in Bee Cave, Texas.

Austin, Texas – Retail real estate services provider UCR has been awarded project leasing and management of the retail for Hill Country Galleria, a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. Class A lifestyle/mixed-use development in Bee Cave, Texas. Peloton Commercial Real Estate has been awarded the office leasing assignment.

September 23, 2014

The Woodmont Company has completed two, five-year leases with Altitude Trampoline Park for new locations in San Antonio and Spring, Texas.

San Antonio, Texas -- The Woodmont Company has completed two, five-year leases with Altitude Trampoline Park for new locations in San Antonio and Spring, Texas.

Altitude Trampoline Park will occupy 27,428 sq. ft. of space at Heubner Oaks Shopping Center in San Antonio, Texas, a lifestyle center anchored by Regal Cinemas. The space is under construction with the grand opening anticipated this fall.

September 22, 2014

Beleaguered consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp. said is in talks with an unidentified “major vendor” about modifying a commercial agreement in a way that could benefit a financial restructuring.

Fort Worth, Texas – Beleaguered consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp. said is in talks with an unidentified “major vendor” about modifying a commercial agreement in a way that could benefit a financial restructuring. But the retailer said there can be no assurances" that talks will prove fruitful.

RadioShack announced the ongoing discussions in a Sept. 22 regulatory filing.

September 19, 2014

KDC announced it has agreed to sell land to Look Cinemas to build a 60,000-sq.-ft. upscale dining and movie theatre complex at CityLine, the company’s 186-acre mixed-use project in Richardson, Texas.

Richardson, Texas -- KDC announced it has agreed to sell land to Look Cinemas to build a 60,000-sq.-ft. upscale dining and movie theatre complex at CityLine, the company’s 186-acre mixed-use project in Richardson, Texas.

September 19, 2014

Trademark Property Co., the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed-use development, investment, and third-party services firm, announced that Whole Foods Market is now open at The Shops at Highland Village, in Highland Village, Texas.

Highland Village, Texas -- Trademark Property Co., the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed-use development, investment, and third-party services firm, announced that Whole Foods Market is now open at The Shops at Highland Village, in Highland Village, Texas. The store is the first Denton County location for the natural and organic foods retailer.

September 17, 2014

dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, Inc. will open a new store in Dallas on Sept. 27.

Dublin, Calif. --  dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, Inc. will open a new store in Dallas on Sept. 27.  The store is located at Skillman Abrams Crossing in North Dallas. 

Including this new location, dd’s DISCOUNTS will operate approximately 150 locations in 13 states. The company is on schedule to complete its expansion plan to open approximately 20 locations in 2014.

September 15, 2014

GameStop Corp. plans to exit the Spanish market by selling some stores there to U.K.-based video game retailer Game Digital plc, and closing the remaining locations.

Grapevine, Texas – GameStop Corp. plans to exit the Spanish market by selling some stores there to U.K.-based video game retailer Game Digital plc, and closing the remaining locations. Under the terms of this proposed agreement, GameStop will transfer ownership of a portfolio of GameStop stores located in Spain with the remaining retail sites winding down in 2014.

GameStop will work closely with Game to ensure a smooth transition and continued support for all of GameStop’s customers in Spain.

September 10, 2014

Consumers are increasingly interested in the BOPIS (buy online, pickup in store) option for making purchases.

Lewisville, Texas – Consumers are increasingly interested in the BOPIS (buy online, pickup in store) option for making purchases. According to a new survey of 1,992 U.S. adults by custom incentive company Parago, 63% of shoppers BOPIS (buy online, pickup in store) at least a few times a year, but 82% percent would consider doing so to receive a $10 rebate on a $50 item.

September 9, 2014

Analyst firm Wedbush Securities is reportedly advising clients that a bankruptcy is “imminent” at RadioShack.

Fort Worth, Texas – Analyst firm Wedbush Securities is reportedly advising clients that a bankruptcy is “imminent” at RadioShack. According to Barron’s, Wedbush has lowered its target price for RadioShack to $0, citing concerns including inability to secure lender approval for 1,100 proposed store closings and general weakness in the consumer electronics sector.

September 9, 2014

Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development agreement with Adkins Development Corp. to accelerate expansion in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.

Houston – Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development agreement with Adkins Development Corp. to accelerate expansion in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. The agreement requires Adkins to open a minimum of 60 stores during a 15-year period.

September 8, 2014

Nearly all Americans (96%) are coupon users, according to the latest edition of the Shoppers Trend Report conducted in conjunction with The Omnibus Company.

Austin, Texas - Nearly all Americans (96%) are coupon users, according to the latest edition of the Shoppers Trend Report conducted in conjunction with The Omnibus Company. The number of Americans who rely mostly on mobile coupons has been steadily increasing during the past few years (15% in 2014, compared to 10% in 2013 vs. 4% in 2010).

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market moves into the fast-growing same-day grocery-delivery space with the news that it is partnering with one-hour grocery delivery startup Instacart to have Whole Foods products delivered to customers’ homes in as little as one hour.

Austin, Texas - Whole Foods Market moves into the fast-growing same-day grocery-delivery space with the news that it is partnering with one-hour grocery delivery startup Instacart to have Whole Foods products delivered to customers’ homes in as little as one hour. Customers will soon also have the option to place orders via Instacart and pick up their order at a local Whole Foods store.

September 5, 2014

Alco Stores on Friday said that its CEO of the past four years, Richard Wilson, has left the regional discounter by mutual agreement.

Coppell, Texas – Alco Stores on Friday said that its CEO of the past four years, Richard Wilson, has left the regional discounter by mutual agreement. Board director Stanley B. Latacha assumes the role of interim CEO, effective immediately. The changes were announced days after the discounter elected an entirely new slate of directors.

Latacha has more than 30 years of retail experience, including overseeing turnarounds at several chains, more recently Pamida.

September 3, 2014

RetailMeNot Inc. has named Michael Jones was named senior VP, retailer and brand solutions.

Austin, Texas - RetailMeNot Inc. has named Michael Jones was named senior VP, retailer and brand solutions. Jones joins RetailMeNot after spending the prior four years serving as VP of merchant development at eBay.

September 2, 2014

NCR Corp. announced that Golden Chick, a Texas-based quick-service restaurant, has successfully piloted the NCR Drive-Thru Timer to help improve the customer experience and efficiency of its business.

Duluth, Ga. -- NCR Corp. announced that Golden Chick, a Texas-based quick-service restaurant, has successfully piloted the NCR Drive-Thru Timer to help improve the customer experience and efficiency of its business.

August 27, 2014

The Michaels Companies Inc. reported a net loss of $48 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to net income of $17 million in the year-ago period, as $68 million in costs associated with debt-extinguishment and drove the retailer into the red.

Irving, Texas – The Michaels Companies Inc. on Wednesday reported a net loss of $48 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to net income of $17 million in the year-ago period, as $68 million in costs associated with debt-extinguishment and drove the retailer into the red. Its results, however, beat analysts estimates, and the company raised its full-year outlook. It was Michaels’ first earnings report since it went public again at the end of June.

August 19, 2014

The story of Houston, Texas has added some exciting new chapters in recent years. With low unemployment, a booming economy and one of the fastest-growing populations of any city in the nation, Houston’s rise alongside some of the most prominent cities in the nation continues unabated.

The story of Houston, Texas has added some exciting new chapters in recent years. With low unemployment, a booming economy and one of the fastest-growing populations of any city in the nation, Houston’s rise alongside some of the most prominent cities in the nation continues unabated. Trailing only New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago in size, Houston’s growing influence as a cultural and financial icon has made it a player on the national and international stage.

August 19, 2014

The story of Houston, Texas has added some exciting new chapters in recent years. With low unemployment, a booming economy and one of the fastest-growing populations of any city in the nation, Houston’s rise alongside some of the most prominent cities in the nation continues unabated.

The story of Houston, Texas has added some exciting new chapters in recent years. With low unemployment, a booming economy and one of the fastest-growing populations of any city in the nation, Houston’s rise alongside some of the most prominent cities in the nation continues unabated. Trailing only New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago in size, Houston’s growing influence as a cultural and financial icon has made it a player on the national and international stage.

August 14, 2014

Pizza Hut Inc. is deploying energy management systems from Entouch Controls at 500 corporate stores.

Plano, Texas – Pizza Hut Inc. is deploying energy management systems from Entouch Controls at 500 corporate stores. The company plans to recommend the Entouch technology to its 5,800 franchised stores, as well.

August 13, 2014

Walgreens is expanding its healthcare clinic retail locations with entry into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Deerfield, Ill. - Walgreens is expanding its healthcare clinic retail locations with entry into the Dallas-Fort Worth market. The company plans to bring 13 healthcare clinics at select Walgreens locations to the Dallas Metroplex by the end of 2014.

August 12, 2014

Market Basket Grocery Stores, a privately-owned grocer with 34 full-service supermarkets in the East Texas and Louisiana region, has renewed and expanded their agreement for Revionics Life Cycle Pricing Optimization.

Austin, Texas -- Market Basket Grocery Stores, a privately-owned grocer with 34 full-service supermarkets in the East Texas and Louisiana region, has renewed and expanded their agreement for Revionics Life Cycle Pricing Optimization. They expanded the agreement to also include Revionics Advanced Analytics services, such as the Key Value Item (KVI) Analysis, which will enable them to leverage science to better align their KVIs with shopper behavior and the competitive landscape.

August 11, 2014

Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced that construction has begun on its retail center in Tomball, Texas.

Houston -- Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced that construction has begun on its retail center in Tomball, Texas.

August 11, 2014

Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced that construction has begun on its retail center in Tomball, Texas.

Houston -- Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced that construction has begun on its retail center in Tomball, Texas.