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1-800-FLOWERS.COM Completes Acquisition of Harry & David
October 01, 2014
Carle Place, N.Y.-based 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. has closed its acquisition of Medford, Ore.-based Harry & David Holdings Inc.

Kilwins Opens Wisconsin Store
October 01, 2014
Petoskey, Mich.-based Kilwins Chocolates Franchise recently opened a new Kilwins store at the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, Wis.

Starbucks Opens Community Store in South Korea
October 01, 2014
Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. recently opened its first Community Store in the Daehakro neighborhood of Seoul.

Microsoft to Open New York Flagship
September 30, 2014
Microsoft Corp. will open its first Manhattan flagship on Fifth Avenue, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Saks Fifth Avenue to Open Puerto Rico Store
September 30, 2014
Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Co. and its wholly owned subsidiary Saks Fifth Avenue plan to open a full-line Saks store in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ross Dress for Less to Open a New California Store
September 30, 2014
Dublin, Calif.-based Ross Dress for Less (“Ross”) will open a new store in Southern California on Oct. 11.

Urban Outfitters to Expand Anthropologie Stores
September 29, 2014
Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters plans to supersize some of its Anthropologie stores with more lifestyle merchandise, according to Bloomberg.

Sabra Debuts ‘Hummus House’ Pop-Up Concept
September 29, 2014
Chesterfield County, Va.-based Sabra Dipping Co. recently opened a Sabra Hummus House in Washington, D.C.

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Open Remodeled Delaware Store
September 29, 2014
Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods will open a remodeled store in Newark, Del., on Oct. 5.

REI to Expand in Los Angeles
September 26, 2014
Seattle-based REI will open a new Los Angeles store in fall 2015.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Armstrong Introduces New Flooring Designs
October 01, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.-based Armstrong World Industries recently introduced new designs and colors to its commercial laminate flooring line.

Tensator, AST Expand Partnership
October 01, 2014
Bay Shore, N.Y.-based Tensator has expanded its relationship with retail field service company Advanced Services Technologies LLC (AST).

FITCH Expands Columbus Team
October 01, 2014
Global retail and brand consultancy FITCH recently announced a series of appointments and promotions at its largest North American office in Columbus, Ohio.

INC. Magazine Names Visual Citi One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
September 25, 2014
INC. magazine recently ranked Visual Citi No. 2,802 on its 33rd-annual Inc. 5000 list.

UXUS Opens New York Office
September 25, 2014
Independent multidisciplinary design agency UXUS has opened a new office in New York.

Frank Mayer and Associates Appoints New Account Executive
September 25, 2014
Grafton, Wis.-based Frank Mayer and Associates Inc. recently announced the appointment of Greg Weuste as an account executive.

Triad Unveils New Division
September 03, 2014
St. Louis-based Triad has launched Triad Too, a new division created to take on smaller projects that have not been a good fit for the company in the past given their large-scale production capabilities.

Callison Announces Acquisition by Arcadis
September 03, 2014
Seattle-based global architecture and design firm Callison recently announced that it will be acquired by ARCADIS, a global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm.

Testrite Visual Products Opens New Facility
September 03, 2014
Hackensack, N.J.-based Testrite Visual Products Inc. recently opened a new facility, showcasing its line of display and exhibit products for the retail, hospitality, point-of-sale and tradeshow markets.

Frank Mayer and Associates Names New Production Coordinator
August 26, 2014
Grafton, Wis.-based Frank Mayer and Associates Inc. recently announced that Michael Mayer has joined the company.