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Michaels to Open 21 Stores
August 28, 2014
Irving, Texas-based The Michaels Cos. Inc. plans to open 21 new Michaels stores in the second half of 2014.

Tiffany Plans New Stores
August 28, 2014
New York-based Tiffany & Co. plans to open 10 company-operated stores before the end of the year.

Newk’s Unveils Smaller-Footprint Store
August 28, 2014
Newk’s Eatery recently debuted a new “Grab-N-Go” concept in the Joseph S. and Theresa R. Bruno Cancer Center at St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Ala., according to FastCasual.com.

Nordstrom Introduces Instagram Shopping Experience
August 27, 2014
Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. is partnering with Curalate to launch Like2Buy, a platform that will enable a more seamless shopping experience for its customers through Instagram.

Simon, Refinery29 to Launch Pop-Up Concept
August 27, 2014
Indianapolis-based Simon and New York-based Refinery29 will launch “The Shopping Block” experience at six Simon shopping centers in September and October.

Brentwood Associates Acquires Marshall Retail Group
August 27, 2014
Private-equity investment firm Brentwood Associates has acquired Las Vegas-based Marshall Retail Group.

Tim Hortons, Burger King Announce Merger
August 26, 2014
Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. and Miami-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. recently announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will create a new global company in the quick service restaurant sector.

Bain Capital Invests in TOMS Shoes
August 26, 2014
Boston-based private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC has agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in Los Angeles-based TOMS Shoes Inc., according to Reuters.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Continues Growth
August 26, 2014
Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods will open its 31st store in North Carolina on Sept. 5.

Nordstrom Completes Acquisition of Trunk Club
August 25, 2014
Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. closed on its acquisition of Trunk Club on August 22.

INDUSTRY NEWS

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.

Vulcan Industries Announces Warehouse Expansion
August 26, 2014
Birmingham, Ala.-based point-of-purchase display and merchandising manufacturer Vulcan Industries recently announced a $5.1 million, 100,000-sq.-ft. warehouse addition.

DCI-Artform Expands Staff
August 26, 2014
Milwaukee-based DCI-Artform, a global retail/shopper marketing firm, recently announced several new hires to its Milwaukee headquarters.

Ware Malcomb Annonces New Jersey Office Expansion
August 11, 2014
Irvine, Calif.-based Ware Malcomb recently announced that its New Jersey office has expanded into a larger space in Woodbridge, N.J.

RTKL Names New Vice President
August 11, 2014
RTKL has added Francesco Cordua to the commercial practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Frank Mayer and Associates Announces New Production Coordinator
August 11, 2014
Milwaukee-based Frank Mayer and Associates Inc. recently announced that Michael Mayer has joined the company as a production coordinator. 

FITCH Opens Paris Office
August 06, 2014
Global retail and brand consultancy FITCH recently opened an office in Paris, as a result of a joint venture with its integrated digital partner Ampersand.

Stylmark Appoints Vice President of Sales, Marketing
August 06, 2014
Minneapolis, Minn.-based Stylmark, Inc. announced that Shane Vail has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing.

api(+) Expands Team
August 06, 2014
api(+) recently announced four new hires.

DLC Opens New Office
July 24, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based DLC Inc., a manufacturer of LED products used for store fixtures, is expanding its presence with the addition of a new office in the United States.