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Silvestri California to Open New Showroom
October 24, 2014
Los Angeles-based Silvestri California has opened a new permanent showroom in New York.

Gap Continues International Expansion
October 24, 2014
San Francisco-based Gap Inc. has signed agreements to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries beginning spring 2015.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Macy’s Announce Partnership
October 24, 2014
St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership with Macy’s Inc. to open licensed shop-in-shop locations in select major markets for the holiday season.

Polaroid Fotobar Launches Micro-Retail Expansion
October 24, 2014
Boca Raton, Fla.-based Polaroid Fotobar is expanding its new experiential retail concept with the opening of seven micro-retail locations in select Westfield Malls throughout California.

John Varvatos to Open Detroit Boutique
October 23, 2014
American menswear designer John Varvatos recently announced plans to open his first Midwest retail boutique in downtown Detroit.

AT&T Opens Washington Store
October 23, 2014
AT&T has opened its newest store in Spokane, Wash.

DSW to Open Wisconsin Store
October 23, 2014
Columbus, Ohio-based DSW Inc. will open a new store in Eau Claire, Wis., on Oct. 30.

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.

INDUSTRY NEWS

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.

Fritz Hansen, TORP Announce Partnership
October 24, 2014
Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen recently announced TORP as its new preferred dealer for the entire Fritz Hansen collection and exclusive representative for the Poul Kjaerholm collection in Ontario.

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.