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Build-A-Bear Expansion Plans Include Empire State Building Store
May 06, 2015
St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. is looking to expand, with plans to open additional stores in places such as tourist locations, outlet malls and in-store shops.

Macy’s to Debut Off-Price Stores
May 06, 2015
Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. recently announced that the first four pilot stores in Macy’s new off-price business, one of the company’s key growth initiatives, will open in fall 2015 in metro-New York.

IKEA Completes Solar Array Atop Kansas Store
May 06, 2015
Deft, Netherlands- based IKEA has plugged in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, atop the recently opened IKEA Merriam.

Tod’s Opens Atlanta Store
May 05, 2015
Tod’s has opened its ninth nationwide boutique in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. 

Coach Completes Acquisition of Stuart Weitzman
May 05, 2015
New York-based Coach Inc. has completed the acquisition of Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC, designer and manufacturer of women’s luxury footwear, from private-equity firm Sycamore Partners.

Cost Plus World Market Opens New Store
May 05, 2015
Oakland, Calif.-based Cost Plus World Market has opened its newly relocated store in Lafayette, La.

40 Under 40 Honorees Announced, design:retail to Host New York Awards Event
May 04, 2015
The recipients of design:retail’s inaugural 40 Under 40 have been announced. 

Hibbett Sports Opens 1,000th Location
May 04, 2015
Birmingham, Ala.-based Hibbett Sports Inc. recently announced the opening of its 1,000th store. 

Domino’s Continues Global Expansion
May 04, 2015
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domino’s has opened a new store in the country of Georgia.

Starbucks Debuts Express Format in New York
May 01, 2015
Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. debuted its express format with a new store on Wall Street in New York, according to the Huffington Post. 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Móz Launches New Website
May 06, 2015
Móz Designs has launched a new website, an “interactive theatre” showcasing the company’s metal product lines, projects and Quick Ship program.

BHDP Architecture Names New Client Leader
May 06, 2015
Cincinnati-based BHDP Architecture has named John P. O’Brien as its new client leader on its Cincinnati-based retail team.

Arborite Announces Expanded Distribution
May 06, 2015
Quebec, Canada-based Arborite recently announced expanded distribution in the Northeast region with the appointment of Richelieu Hardware. 

Modworxx Announces New Hire
April 23, 2015
New York-based architectural millwork firm Modworxx recently announced that it has hired Bill Corey as vice president of sales.

Ware Malcomb Promotes Madani to Principal
April 23, 2015
Los Angeles-based Ware Malcomb has promoted Radwan Madani to principal in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

SEKISUI Polymer Innovations Purchases Manufacturing Facility
April 23, 2015
Bloomsburg, Pa.-based SEKISUI Polymer Innovations LLC (SPI) has purchased a third manufacturing facility. 

Interbrand Appoints Consumer, Retail Brand Experience CEO
April 14, 2015
Interbrand recently announced that Victoria Leavitt has been named CEO of consumer and retail brand experience in North America.

Cunningham to Lead PAVE Board
April 14, 2015
Harry Cunningham, head of store development for Vera Bradley, has been elected to lead PAVE. 

ARCADIS Appoints Leadership Team for Global Architecture and Design Subsidiary
March 31, 2015
ARCADIS recently announced the leadership team for its architecture and design subsidiary, a joint organization of RTKL and recently acquired Callison.

Stylmark Appoints New Business Development Manager
March 31, 2015
Minneapolis-based Stylmark, Inc. recently announced the addition of Steve Goertz to its sales team as business development manager.