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Home Retail to Close Homebase Stores, Expand Argos Chain
October 22, 2014
British home goods retailer Home Retail plans to close a quarter of its Homebase home improvement stores by 2018, in order to focus on the development of its larger, more profitable Argos chain, according to Reuters.

Golfsmith Makes Vegas Debut
October 22, 2014
Austin, Texas-based Golfsmith Intl. has opened its first-ever Las Vegas store in the new Downtown Summerlin development.

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Open Missouri Store
October 22, 2014
Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods will open a new store in Wentzville, Mo., on Oct. 31.

L’Oréal USA to Acquire Carol’s Daughter
October 21, 2014
New York-based L’Oréal USA has entered a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Carol’s Daughter.

RadioShack Expands Mobile Device Repair Service
October 21, 2014
Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack now offers its Fix It Here! same-day mobile repair service in 26 stores in the Chicago area.

Saks Fifth Avenue to Close New Jersey Store
October 21, 2014
New York-based Saks Fifth Avenue plans to close its Saks Fifth Avenue store located in the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, N.J.

CitySCENE Hits New York on Dec. 2
October 20, 2014
design:retail will host its next CitySCENE event in New York on Dec. 2.

Target Canada Opens Three New Stores
October 20, 2014
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based Target Canada recently opened three new stores, located on St. Laurent Blvd., in Ottawa, Ont.; Sheridan Centre in Mississauga, Ont. and Polo Park in Winnipeg, Man.

Von Maur Department Makes Oklahoma Debut
October 20, 2014
Davenport, Iowa-based Von Maur Department Store has opened its first Oklahoma store.

NRF: Holiday Spending to Increase 4.1 Percent
October 17, 2014
According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa and/or Hanukkah will spend $804.42, up nearly 5 percent over last year’s actual $767.27.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Premier Store Fixtures Names Richard Winter CEO
October 15, 2014
Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Premier Store Fixtures recently announced that Richard Winter has been appointed CEO of the company and a member of the board of directors.

KRS Acquires Progressive Interiors
October 15, 2014
Cincinnati-based King Retail Solutions (KRS) has acquired Progressive Interiors, a Cincinnati-based environmental retail design and manufacturing firm.

BHDP Architecture’s Vennemeyer Named SEGD Co-Chair
October 15, 2014
Cincinnati-based BHDP Architecture recently announced that Margaret Vennemeyer, an experiential branding designer at BHDP, has been named co-chair of SEGD Cincinnati.

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.

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.