Target Unveils TargetExpress Concept
July 24, 2014 Minneapolis-based Target Corp. opened its first-ever TargetExpress store in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood on July 23, according to the StarTribune.
Report: In-store the Preferred Method for Back-to-School Shopping
July 23, 2014 According to a recent ICSC-Goldman Sachs consumer tracking survey, conducted by Opinion Research Corp., more than one third (37 percent) of consumers have begun their back-to-school (BTS) shopping, up from the 29 percent who started at this time last year.
Gap Announces Global Expansion Plans
July 22, 2014 San Francisco-based Gap Inc. recently announced plans to introduce the Gap brand to Slovenia and Austria through agreements with new and existing franchise partners.
Walmart Expanding Into India
July 22, 2014 Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has added $102.9 million into its Indian wholesale business, according to Reuters.
Famous Brands Inks Deal in the U.A.E.
July 22, 2014 Broomfield, Colo.-based Famous Brands Intl., the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, signed a new master franchise deal with Dubai-based The Luxury Gourmet Sweets and Candies.
Ross Stores Opens 30 New Locations
July 21, 2014 Dublin, Calif.-based Ross Stores recently announced the June and July openings of 23 Ross Dress for Less and seven dd's DISCOUNTS.
PBteen Opens Arizona Store
July 21, 2014 PBteen, a member of the San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s portfolio of brands, recently opened a store at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, Ariz.