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Ines de la Fressange Returns to Retail with Paris Store
May 29, 2015
Inès de la Fressange is relaunching her eponymous brand after 16 years with the opening of a 2,150-sq.-ft. store at 24 Rue de Grenelle in Paris.

Retailer George Melvin Ivey Jr. Dies at 91
May 29, 2015
George Melvin Ivey Jr., who expanded the chain of stores his grandfather founded from downtown centers into regional malls in the Carolinas and Florida, died on Thursday, May 28. He was 91.

Fresh Thyme Farmers, Total Wine & More Coming to Manchester Meadows, Mo.
May 29, 2015
 Oak Brook, Ill.-based Retail Properties of America Inc. recently announced that Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Total Wine & More have both signed new leases at Manchester Meadows in Town and Country, Mo.

design:retail Honors 40 Under 40 Recipients, Announces New Awards Event for 2016

On May 18, design:retail honored the winners of its first-ever “40 Under 40,” a listing of the next generation of talented stars driving the future of retail design, at its 40 Under 40 CitySCENE event in New York. 

Dollar General Names CEO
May 28, 2015
Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corp. announced that its board of directors has named Todd J. Vasos, COO, to the position of CEO, and has elected him to the board, effective June 3. 

West Elm to Open Store in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based home furnishings retailer West Elm will open a new store in Breton Village, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., on June 11. 

design:retail Forum 2015 Registration Now Open
May 27, 2015
Registration for the design:retail Forum is now open. This year’s event will be held at The Nines Hotel in Portland, Ore., from Sept. 24-26. 

La Vie en Rose Opens First Boutique in Panama
May 27, 2015
Canada’s leading lingerie retailer, Montreal-based Boutique la Vie en Rose Inc., has entered the South American market with the opening of its first boutique in Panama.

Robert Graham to Open New Retail Store at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta
May 27, 2015
Luxury lifestyle brand Robert Graham is opening a retail store in Phipps Plaza, located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. 

California Pizza Kitchen Ramps Up Remodeling Program
May 26, 2015
Playa Vista, Calif.-based California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPK) is accelerating its redesign plan with the goal of remodeling half of its 192 company-owned U.S. locations by the end of the year, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Wind Mill Names New Marketing Manager
May 21, 2015
Sheboygan Falls, Wis.-based retail display panel manufacturer Wind Mill recently announced the addition of Joan Kersten to its team as marketing manager.

Arborite Announces Expanded Distribution
May 21, 2015
In the effort to provide exceptional service, Arborite has announced expanded distribution in the Northeast with the appointment of Richelieu Hardware. 

F.C. Dadson Expands Sales Team
May 21, 2015
Greenville, Wis.-based F.C. Dadson has appointed Kate McLaren to its sales team. 

Móz Launches New Website
May 06, 2015
Móz Designs has launched a new website, an “interactive theatre” showcasing the company’s metal product lines, projects and Quick Ship program.

BHDP Architecture Names New Client Leader
May 06, 2015
Cincinnati-based BHDP Architecture has named John P. O’Brien as its new client leader on its Cincinnati-based retail team.

Arborite Announces Expanded Distribution
May 06, 2015
Quebec, Canada-based Arborite recently announced expanded distribution in the Northeast region with the appointment of Richelieu Hardware. 

Modworxx Announces New Hire
April 23, 2015
New York-based architectural millwork firm Modworxx recently announced that it has hired Bill Corey as vice president of sales.

Ware Malcomb Promotes Madani to Principal
April 23, 2015
Los Angeles-based Ware Malcomb has promoted Radwan Madani to principal in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

SEKISUI Polymer Innovations Purchases Manufacturing Facility
April 23, 2015
Bloomsburg, Pa.-based SEKISUI Polymer Innovations LLC (SPI) has purchased a third manufacturing facility. 

Interbrand Appoints Consumer, Retail Brand Experience CEO
April 14, 2015
Interbrand recently announced that Victoria Leavitt has been named CEO of consumer and retail brand experience in North America.