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Haggen to Launch Major Acquisition
December 22, 2014
Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery chain Haggen has entered into an agreement to acquire 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission’s review of the Albertson’s LLC and Safeway merger.

Schlotzsky’s Opens First Russian Location
December 22, 2014
Austin, Texas-based Schlotzsky’s has debuted its first location in Russia, as part of a plan that will add more than 50 restaurants throughout the region over the next 10 years. 

Cooper Hewitt Opens New Café, Retail Space in Reopened Museum
December 22, 2014
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum recently announced that Tarallucci e Vino will run the museum’s new café, and has launched SHOP Cooper Hewitt.

ASICS Opens Times Square Store
December 19, 2014
Irvine Calif.-based ASICS America has opened its newest retail store in New York’s Times Square. 

Dunkin’ Brands to Open 410-Plus Stores in 2015
December 19, 2014
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, expects to add between 410 and 440 net new Dunkin’ Donut stores in 2015. 

Stater Bros. to Open New Florida Supermarket
December 19, 2014
San Bernardino, Calif.-based Stater Bros. has announced that the Vons Supermarket located at 3125 W. Florida Ave. in Hemet, Fla., will soon become a Stater Bros. Supermarket.

Ikea to Introduce Smaller Format in Canada
December 18, 2014
Deft, Netherlands-based IKEA plans to open up to 10 smaller-format stores across Canada, according to Business Vancouver. 

CST Brands, CrossAmerica Acquire Landmark Stores
December 18, 2014
San Antonio-based CST Brands, Inc. and Allentown, Pa.-based CrossAmerica Partners LP recently announced that they have agreed to jointly purchase 22 convenience from Landmark Industries.

La Madeleine to Expand in Arkansas
December 18, 2014
Dallas-based La Madeleine recently announced a multiunit agreement for Arkansas, according to qsrmagazine.com. 

IKEA Looking to Make Tennessee Debut
December 17, 2014
Deft, Netherlands-based IKEA has proposed plans for a possible store in the Memphis, Tenn.

INDUSTRY NEWS

idX Celebrates 15th Anniversary
December 11, 2014
This summer, idX Corporation celebrated its 15th anniversary, marking a decade and a half of growth and stability, according to the company.

A.R.E Names New Board Members
December 11, 2014
A.R.E. recently announced three new members to the board of directors.

Hornall Anderson Opens New York Studio
November 26, 2014
Seattle-based brand design firm Hornall Anderson recently opened a New York studio. 

Earthwerks Adds New Head of Product Development, Marketing Strategy
November 26, 2014
Earthwerks flooring has added an additional position for the company.

MBH Architects Celebrates 25th Anniversary
November 26, 2014
California-based architecture firm MBH Architects recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Tandus Centiva Hosts Greenbuild Legacy Project Reception
November 10, 2014
Dalton, Ga.-based Tandus Centiva recently hosted a ribbon cutting and reception at the Greenbuild Legacy Project in New Orleans.

King-Casey Opens Russia Office
November 10, 2014
Principal of Westport, Conn.-based King-Casey, Tom Cook, recently traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg to launch King-Casey's new office in St. Petersburg, Russia, and to meet with senior managers from a number of leading Russian companies.

Lozier Acquires Leggett & Platt
November 03, 2014
Omaha, Neb.-based Lozier Corp. has acquired Leggett & Platt Store Fixtures Group.

King-Casey, Bureau PARUS Form Alliance
October 31, 2014
Westport, Conn.-based design firm King-Casey and Petersburg, Russia-based project management consultancy Bureau PARUS have formed an alliance to serve clients in Russia.

Tandus Centiva Awarded Cradle to Cradle Certification
October 24, 2014
Dalton, Ga.-based Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett Company, has been Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver (v3) for its ethos modular soft surface products by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.