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Claire’s Opening Branded Shops in Toys ‘R’ Us
September 19, 2014
Wayne, N.J.-based Toys “R” Us Inc. and Chicago-based Claire’s have entered into a strategic global partnership to open Claire’s-branded in-store shops in Toys “R” Us stores.

Auntie Anne’s Enters Partnership with Meijer
September 19, 2014
Lancaster, Pa.-based Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has entered into a partnership with Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer.

TargetExpress to Open in San Diego
September 18, 2014
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. plans to open its sixth TargetExpress store, in the South Park area of San Diego, in July 2015.

West Elm to Make Michigan Debut
September 18, 2014
West Elm, a member of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. portfolio of brands, plans to open a new retail store in Birmingham, Mich., on Oct 2.

Shopko to Unveil Revamped Stores
September 17, 2014
Green Bay, Wis.-based Shopko will unveil the results of a partial store-remodeling project in all of its 133 Shopko stores on Sept. 18.

Starbucks, ICA Sweden Announce Partnership
September 17, 2014
Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. has signed a licensing agreement with ICA Sweden to open Starbucks retail stores in the grocery store channel in Sweden.

Neiman Marcus Group to Acquire Mytheresa.com
September 16, 2014
Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. LLC (NMG) has signed an agreement to acquire the mytheresa.com global online luxury business from Christoph and Susanne Botschen and Acton Capital Partners.

Johnny Rockets to Unveil New Prototype
September 16, 2014
Johnny Rockets recently announced plans for a new multi-format prototype, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.

Hudson’s Bay Announces Plans for Eight New Stores
September 16, 2014
Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), which purchased Saks Fifth Avenue in November 2013, plans to open eight new stores.

Golf Galaxy Opens New Stores
September 15, 2014
Pittsburgh-based specialty golf retailer Golf Galaxy plans to open new stores in Cary, N.C., and Castleton, Ind.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Triad Unveils New Division
September 03, 2014
St. Louis-based Triad has launched Triad Too, a new division created to take on smaller projects that have not been a good fit for the company in the past given their large-scale production capabilities.

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.

Testrite Visual Products Opens New Facility
September 03, 2014
Hackensack, N.J.-based Testrite Visual Products Inc. recently opened a new facility, showcasing its line of display and exhibit products for the retail, hospitality, point-of-sale and tradeshow markets.

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.