Fresno, Calif. — AT&T has opened a new concept store — one of only 45 in the country — in Fresno, Calif.
Foothill Ranch, Calif. — The Wet Seal, Inc., a specialty retailer to young women, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 relief in Delaware on January 15, 2015.
Atlanta — The Home Depot’s board of directors has elected its CEO and president, Craig Menear, as chairman, effective February 2. He will succeed Frank Blake, who will retire as…
Minneapolis — Target Corporation plans to abandon its expansion into Canada less than 2 years after launch. The company is shutting all of its 133 Canadian stores and expects to report…
Greensboro, N.C. — The board of directors of The Fresh Market, Inc. has appointed Sean Crane, executive vice president and chief operating officer, to the position of interim chief executive officer…
New York City — KWI, an industry-leading cloud solutions provider to the specialty retail sector, has enjoyed record-breaking growth in its fiscal year 2014. The company celebrated 30 years in business adding…
Monroe, Mich. — La-Z-Boy Incorporated has appointed Barbara J. Runyon as chief human resources officer. She will join the company on February 2, 2015, and will report to Kurt L. Darrow…
Seattle — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Marina Pacifica Mall in Long Beach, Calif. The approximately 24,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2015…
Norcross, Ga. — Halco Lighting Technologies, a leader in lamp, ballast and fixture product solutions, has added Ed Mackiewicz to the position of product manager, commercial fixtures, effective January 5…
Oscoda, Mich. — PROTECT-ALL® Flooring has officially launched a new website. The website can still be found at www.protect-allflooring.com. The website refresh is one more step in Protect-All’s rebranding process, which…
Greensboro, N.C. — Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., plans to develop Tanger Outlets Memphis in partnership with Poag Shopping Centers, LLC. The partnership will commence construction immediately and open for…
Dallas — Gas Pipe, Inc. has added its 14th retail outlet to the company's portfolio of stores in Texas and New Mexico. The new outlet, located in East Dallas, will offer…
Toronto — Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has appointed Gerald (Jerry) Storch as chief executive officer, effective January 6, 2015. Storch will be responsible for Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks…
Chicago — Top commercial construction trends for 2015 include an increase in retail and restaurant ground-up construction and a rise in shopping mall renovations, according to national general construction firm…
Cleveland — Topping off three quarters of record growth, Sherwin-Williams has reached a new milestone in its 148-year history with the opening of its 4,000th retail location in the U.S., Canada…
Cincinnati — David B. Dillon retired as chairman of the board on December 31, 2014, after 38 years of service. As expected, the Kroger board of directors has elected Rodney McMullen…
Norcross, Ga. — Halco Lighting Technologies, a leader in lamp and ballast product solutions, welcomes Ed Rule to the position of Northwest regional manager, effective December 9, 2014. Rule has…
Gloucester City, N.J. — The Philadelphia Business Journal honors 34 executive leaders in the region.
Houston — Fashion jewelry and accessories retailer announces its first New York City flagship, international expansion and recent additions to its executive team.
Lyndhurst, N.J. — Located at 1500 Broadway in New York's Times Square, this is the first Citizen Watch global retail concept store in North America.
Aston, Pa. — Action Services Group forms LED Lighting Strategic Business Group to capitalize on strengths of its LED lighting expertise and the growing LED lighting demand in the retail industry.
Atlanta — Procter & Gamble executive Joe Arcuri joins the company as president, Home Solutions segment, while Newell Rubbermaid veteran Jeff Hohler has been appointed president, Tools segment.
Foothill Ranch, Calif. — Thomas R. Hillebrandt has served as vice president and corporate controller at Wet Seal since September 2013.
New York City — This milestone marks a special moment for the 130-year-old brand, as it brings Bulgari's Italian roots to a new market.
Boca Raton, Fla. — Founded in 2012, Polaroid Fotobar is expanding its micro-store retail concept with four additional California locations opening during the holiday season.
Norcross, Ga. — David Nelkin joined Halco Lighting Technologies® in 2006 as product development manager where he refined his skills in product development, management and sourcing.
Los Angeles — The newly created position coincides with Guitar Center’s 50th anniversary.
Merrimack, N.H. — Thomas M. Via spent the past 12 years at Toys"R"Us, most recently as its senior vice president for Babies"R"Us in the U.S.
Atlanta — William Stauduhar is responsible for construction and project management, property management services, and more.
Goleta, Calif. — The UGG® store is situated on the first floor of Tysons Galleria, a premier upscale shopping center located in McLean, Va., near Washington, D.C.
Lakewood, Colo. — The combined company will begin operations in Independence, Mo.
London — The rapidly growing retailer is investing more than £109 million over the next 12 months, constructing new build stores and a distribution center in the U.K.
Atlanta — John W. Robinson III, executive vice president of Aaron's, Inc. and CEO of Progressive Leasing, has been named chief executive officer of Aaron's, Inc.
Wayne, N.J. — The company plans to open approximately 90 stores in 21 countries and jurisdictions throughout 2014.
San Francisco — GI has previous experience in the facilities management services sector due to its investment in The Linc Group, which was acquired by ABM Industries in 2010.
New York City — Created by the brand's in-house design team, the 1,520-square-foot store features classically modern architecture.
Waltham, Mass. — The manufacturer of high efficiency, ultra-clean combined heat and power products has named a new co-CEO and a new manufacturing manager.
Buford, Ga. — Originally opened in 2000, the store will remain open through its last day of business on February 28, 2015.
Honolulu. — The single-story, 12,000-square-foot store at Ka Makana Alii will be the first in West Oahu and the fifth Forever 21 in Hawaii.
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Sidney, Neb. — Locations to open in Texas and Kentucky in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Aston, Pa. — Action Services Group’s lighting maintenance agreement covers all of Hancock Fabrics’ 266 locations across 37 states.
Boca Raton, Fla. — The seven micro-stores are set to open throughout late October and early November in Westfield mall locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose…
Indianapolis — Samuel M. Sato joined Finish Line in March 2007 as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.
Atlanta — The new store is part of an ambitious growth strategy that plans to more than double PGA TOUR Superstore’s current retail footprint over the next 4 years.
Atlanta — Marc Powers currently serves as senior vice president of operations for the company's nearly 2,000 U.S. stores.
Hunt Valley, Md. — Previously, Lisa Wells served as director of due diligence services at Environmental Restoration, LLC.
Mississauga, Ontario — Retailer completes 2014 store openings with new stores in Ontario and Winnipeg.
Philadelphia — The 95,000-square-foot off-price retail store will mark Century 21’s first venture outside of metropolitan New York.
Toronto — Ronald D. Boire most recently served as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart formats, for Sears Holdings Corporation.
Seattle — The 124,000-square-foot store features the latest design concepts, a full-service restaurant and an enhanced beauty experience.
Hauppauge, N.Y. — Richard Winter has more than 25 years of senior executive experience in the store fixtures industry.
Atlanta — The Home Depot celebrates three of the EPA’s top honors: WaterSense, ENERGY STAR and SmartWay Excellence Award.
San Francisco — Art Peck has delivered significant results for Gap Inc. in a variety of brand, strategy and operational roles since joining the company in 2005.
Boulder, Colo. — The women’s apparel retailer is opening its 28th company-owned store in its largest market: Florida.
Freeport, Me. — The new L.L.Bean store will open in mid-November in the Park Meadows Retail Resort.
Foothill Ranch, Calif. — The chief financial officer of The Wet Seal, Inc., Steve Benrubi, has resigned and will remain with the company through December 1, 2014.
Birmingham, Ala. — Jared Briskin is "highly respected within the industry and vendor community," says Jeff Rosenthal, president and CEO of Hibbett Sports, Inc.
Foothill Ranch, Calif. — Jon Kubo returns to Wet Seal after a successful tenure with the company from 2005 through 2011 as head of e-commerce and chief information officer.
Atlanta — The plus-size retailer’s 27th and 28th store openings continue the rapid national expansion for Fashion to Figure.
Richmond, Va. — The new CIO, Shamim Mohammad, has been vice president of application development and IT planning since he joined CarMax in 2012.
Freeport, Me. — The 29,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in mid-November at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
Cincinnati — The nearly 5,000-square-foot LED display provides one of the largest display surfaces in the U.S.
Brooklyn, N.Y. — Located in downtown Birmingham, the new store will feature a curated selection of products made in Michigan, part of West Elm’s LOCAL initiative.
Hunt Valley, Md., and Tempe, Ariz. — The newly combined company will create the nation’s largest technical assessment and project management consulting firm.
Sidney, Mont. — The Sidney location marks the 11th opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 25th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and…
Norcross, Ga. — Lisa Johnson joined Halco in 1998 as an administrative assistant and, most recently, had served as Halco’s operations manager since 2012.
Medford, Ore. — The store features an all-new interior design honoring the heritage of the 80-year-old brand through the use of architectural elements such as lighting and reclaimed wood.
Indianapolis — Robert J. Riesbeck brings more than 25 years of experience in financial and operations management.
Melville, N.Y. — Jaime Trujillo joins Global Facility Management & Construction from the sales team at Lennox.
Minneapolis — Kid’s resale store achieves retail milestone, following in the footsteps of its sister brand, Plato’s Closet.
Mahwah, N.J. — Most recenly, Ernest LaPorte spent 7 years as senior vice president, controller at Saks Incorporated.
New York City — Jill Beraud will be responsible for global retail operations, including all sales channels in every region, as well as oversight of strategic store development and real estate.
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Houston — The combined business will operate approximately 2,000 mattress specialty retail stores and 70 distribution centers across 40 states.
Waukesha, Wis. — Dana Spurgeon joins Metal-Era with 19 years of experience in the commercial roofing industry.
Houston — This acquisition will add approximately 135 mattress specialty retail stores to the Mattress Firm company-operated store base, primarily in the Chicago and Orlando areas.
Columbus, Ohio — The sporting goods store will be the first of its kind in the state, and one of only six locations in the country.
San Jacinto, Calif. — Circle K's new combo concept will be located in San Jacinto, Calif. The project is expected to be open for business in late 2014.
New York City — The search for a new COO follows the recent resignation of Laura Weil, executive vice president and COO since June 2012.
Melville, N.Y. — Global Facility Management & Construction ranked top among its competitors in the commercial facility management sector.
Atlanta — Craig Menear, a 34-year retail veteran, previously served as president of U.S. retail for The Home Depot.
Atlanta — Launched in 2012, Country Club Prep has experienced an annual 600% growth rate; further expansion is planned for the brand.
Brooklyn, N.Y. — The approximately 14,000-square-foot store is designed to reflect the cultural and architectural heritage of Kansas City.
Greenville, S.C. — The Greenville, S.C., store opened in mid-August, and the Pawley’s Island, S.C., store opened in early July.
Deerfield Beach, Fla. — RCC Associates specializes in restaurants, retail, movie theaters, entertainment venues and more.
Hudson, Ohio — Travis Smith joined Jo-Ann in July 2006 and served in various executive roles prior to being named CEO in August 2011.
Charlotte, N.C. — Andrew Bardsley joins Wastequip to lead its new retail business unit.
Latham, N.Y. — The ratings are designed to strengthen company’s service standards and improve client satisfaction.
Philadelphia — Ed Krell has stepped down as CEO of Destination Maternity. Taking his place will be Anthony M. Romano, former president and CEO of Charming Shoppes.
New York City — The acquisition of Airco Commercial Services enables ABM to provide an expansive portfolio of HVAC, mechanical and energy efficiency solutions throughout Northern California.
Brooklyn, N.Y. — The new store, which was designed by New York City-based Montroy Andersen DeMarco, opens in the rapidly developing Fulton Mall area of downtown Brooklyn.
Wayne, N.J. — Chetan Bhandari will report to Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Foothill Ranch, Calif. — Christine Lee, whose new role starts on September 3, 2014, joins The Wet Seal, Inc. from Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
Los Angeles — The Southern California brand plans to open 200 stores across Japan, with the first stores opening by the end of 2014.
San Francisco — The open and airy, gallery-like bi-level space utilizes raw, natural elements such as wood, polished concrete and repurposed brass fixtures to create a warm and refined atmosphere.
Minneapolis — Brian Cornell previously served as CEO of Sam's Club, Michaels Stores and, most recently, PepsiCo Americas Foods.
Atlanta — In his new role, Ted Decker will be responsible for all aspects of merchandising strategy and operations, reporting to Craig Menear, president – U.S. retail.
San Francisco — The four executive promotions are intended to position the company for continued growth.
Aston, Pa. — Action Services Group’s lighting & electrical services for Stage Stores’ brands include a ballast replacement program covering more than 400 store units spanning 11 states.
Deerfield, Ill. — Crawford, the president of pharmacy, health and wellness, will continue to serve as senior counselor to Walgreens’ president and CEO.
Chesapeake, Va., and Matthews, N.C. — The transaction, which has been approved by both boards of directors, is expected to close by early 2015.
San Diego — Nelson Anderson joins Big Sky with 3 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker at one of San Diego’s premier retail brokerage houses.
Norcross, Ga. — Kim Guyton has been with Hera for 10 years as the East Coast sales manager.
San Francisco — Gap is making plans to expand in Austria and Slovenia with franchise partner.
New York City — The new store will span approximately 24,000 square feet of space at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass (pictured here) in Louisville, Ky.
Miami — Located at Aventura Mall in Aventura, Fla., the Prada store was completed to the retailer’s high specifications in only 32 days.
Latham, N.Y. — Trishia Dickinson will be responsible for driving the company’s vendor acquisition and retention strategies.
San Francisco — In his new role, Ron Young will grow the portfolio of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands outside the United States.
Conshohocken, Pa. — The application marks the beginning of a process that could lead to the store’s opening as early as summer 2016.
Latham, N.Y. — Meeks will be responsible for enhancing on-time, on-budget project completions.
Augusta, Ga. — The Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta is scheduled to open in spring 2016.
Englewood, Colo. — Sports Authority has finished remodeling 25 of its stores in the New York and New Jersey area, including one store in Norwalk, Conn.
Orlando, Fla. — The Crosslands is Central Florida’s largest retail center to break ground in years.
Minneapolis — The new stores will be located in Augusta, Ga., Newnan, Ga., and Algonquin, Ill. Opus has previously completed four retail buildings for Gander Mountain in Alabama and Georgia.
Richardson, Texas — Industry veteran brings unique background of selling cloud-based solutions within the restaurant and retail markets.
Stoughton, Mass. — Construction began in September 2013, and the store remained open and operational throughout the build-up process.
Tampa, Fla. — Trish Nearhoof has 10 years of professional architectural experience in project management, design, construction documentation and rollout expertise.
Minneapolis — Kirk Geadelmann is a seasoned financial manager whose 23 years of experience includes 14 years with Best Buy, Inc., most recently as corporate and international controller.
Farmingdale, N.Y. — “Ross’ LEED certification will have a major impact on our clients and how we help them build out their lighting and electrical programs,” says COO Kevin Smith.
Goodlettsville, Tenn. — During Rick Dreiling's 6-year tenure as CEO, the company's store count increased by 38% to more than 11,000 stores in 40 states.
Brussels, Belgium — Previously, Kevin Holt was president of retail operations at SUPERVALU.
San Francisco — The new store, opening at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va., will combine Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen Store.
Durham, N.C. — Lighting has been an integral part of Walgreens since its first store opened in 1901.
Kansas City, Mo. — Measuring approximately 136,000 square feet, the new store will feature a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a café and a fuel station.
Wayne, N.J. — Michael J. Short most recently was executive vice president and chief financial officer of AutoNation for 7 years.
Mississauga, Ontario — Former Delhaize Group CEO Dirk Van den Berghe has been appointed president and CEO of Walmart Canada.
Chicago — Englewood Construction's retail group has begun work on two new projects, including an American Girl Store in Orlando, Fla.
Columbia, S.C. — Amy Reeves' expertise includes healthcare, office, retail and project management.
Newport, Ky. — Brian Wint is responsible for providing oversight in the financial monitoring, analysis and evaluation of Divisions' business as a key member of the executive team.
Mt. Kisco, N.Y. — Norm Coyne is a well respected exterior facility services professional with more than 25 years of experience in the facility services industry.
Brisbane, Calif. — Jim Wiggett, who joins the bebe team with close to 40 years of retail, merchandising and business experience, has been appointed interim CEO.
St. Paul, Minn. — The nation’s fastest-growing outdoors retailer will add its second South Carolina store this fall.
Houston — Mattress Firm Holding Corp. has promoted Alex Weiss to executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, effective July 30, 2014.
Goodlettsville, Tenn. — The major discount retailer will begin construction on stores in Maine and Rhode Island this fall with plans to expand into Oregon in early 2015.
New York City — Digital design agency helps retailers create digital in-store experiences.
Latham, N.Y. — DWM’s corporate restructuring paves the way for an increased focus on core client initiatives and long term growth and development.
West Chester, Pa. — Levin Management has been named leasing and managing agent for Bradford Plaza, a 161,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping center in West Chester, Pa.
Melbourne, Australia — The 2,293-square-foot store at Melbourne’s newest shopping destination, The Emporium (pictured), is part of a joint venture with Australian company OrotonGroup.
Hudson, Ohio — Jim Wright will serve as the senior vice president, marketing and advertising, and Megan Featherston will fill the role of senior vice president, merchandising.
Merriam, Kan. — The 92,000-square-foot solar array will produce approximately 1,348,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store, which is expected to open in fall 2014 in Merriam, Kan.
Allentown, Pa. — With more than 30 years’ experience in property management, Jack McNulty has worked for NAI Summit for the last 18 years.
Rockville, Md. — Brickman and ValleyCrest are both leaders in landscape and snow services with highly complementary capabilities and geographic footprints.
Colton, Calif. — The Los Angeles location represents the 19th Ashley Furniture HomeStore to be completed by the Hodgdon Group.
Minneapolis — John Griffith joined Target in 1999 and played an instrumental role in growing Target’s store count from 912 stores to more than 1,900 stores today.
Las Vegas — Upon completion, Ka Makana Ali’i will be the third largest shopping center in Hawaii.
Peabody and Natick, Mass. — Kaloutas Painting, a premier commercial painting company, has appointed John E. Lydon as the company’s new operations manager.
Gloucester City, N.J. — 2014’s award recipients include NEST International’s COO, Rob Almond, Jr.
Los Angeles — A former Trader Joe's vice president, Karen Cate, has joined The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf as CFO. Restaurant veteran Jeff Schroeder joins as vice president of operations.
Norcross, Ga. — Hera Lighting has added a new Canadian sales region, promoted a sales manager, and hired a new sales representative.
Baltimore — DDG will provide design services for the renovation and expansion of three existing shopping centers in Guatemala and for a new shopping center in Honduras.
Farmington, Conn. — With the addition of these five, KBE has 20 total staff members with LEED credentials.
Richmond, Va. — The new Golfsmith Short Pump location is part of the company’s aggressive growth strategy in Virginia.
Austin, Texas — The stores are planned for New York, Arkansas, Texas, Hawaii, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Atlanta — California-based Johnny Was has opened its ninth women’s apparel retail store at Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza.
Tampa, Fla. — The concept is Walmart’s first small format convenience store and is now open in Bentonville, Ark.
Alpharetta, Ga. — These partner companies are expected to play a key role in the continued growth of LG Commercial Air Conditioning in the United States.
Minneapolis — Effective May 5, Bob DeRodes will lead Target's information technology transformation as executive vice president and chief information officer.
Melville, N.Y. — The $30 million redevelopment project required Racanelli to perform an excavation of the site and then build piles, and a mass concrete foundation.
Foothill Ranch, Calif. — Arden B locations will be refreshed with either Wet Seal or Wet Seal Plus signage. The company expects to complete this conversion by late July.
Brandon, Fla. — The new destination store, which is expected to open in 2015, will include an Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant inside the store.
New York City — ABM has joined the ‘Sustainability 50,’ which is part of an organization that brings together Global 1,000 companies to share ideas, solutions, etc.
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Philadelphia — The West Chester, Pa.-based pavement maintenance company has opened a new Bucks County location in response to recent, steady growth.
Gloucester City, N.J. — NEST has been recognized as a top workplace in 2014, and its COO, Rob Almond, Jr., has won the 2014 Executive Management Award from SmartCEO.com.
Orlando, Fla. — The 22,000-square-foot market will be part of a new multi-use development just off Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind.
Peabody, Mass. — Douglas Blake was a founder of Clean World, Inc., which, along with sister company Res-Stone, were recently acquired by Kaloutas Painting.
Salt Lake City — Nancy Carrillo, CPM, brings more than 20 years of real estate experience specializing in property, asset and facilities management.
Bentonville, Ark. — The move enables Walmart to cut store lighting costs by another 40%.
Atlanta — The Home Depot's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
Houston — With the acquisition, Mattress Firm expects to operate an additional 55 stores in the Dallas and Austin, Texas, markets.
Dallas — The company has opened a new location in Fort Myers, Fla., and has added a new salesperson, Bryan Yarmesch.
Boca Raton, Fla. — Troy Rice joins Office Depot, Inc. with more than 20 years of experience in retail operations with Toys"R"Us and The Home Depot.
Oak Brook, Ill. — Today Ace Hardware has more than 4,850 hardware stores across the globe.
Boca Raton, Fla. — Juliet Johansson is a member of Office Depot’s executive committee and reports to Roland Smith, chairman and CEO of Office Depot, Inc.
Phoenix — The $50 million facility is the result of PetSmart’s growth and increased demands on its supply chain.
Dunedin, Fla. — The 50th store is located in Naperville, lll.
Los Angeles — CBRE will manage Royal Dutch Shell Plc.'s retail network portfolio in 22 countries across four continents.
Conshohocken, Pa. — S. M. Wilson & Co. will serve as construction manager for the site work and store development.
New York City — Planning and design of the new headquarters site on West 34th Street is underway.
Victor, N.Y. — The agreement calls for Waste Harmonics to manage the transport and delivery of waste, recycling and organics to various disposal sites on behalf of Covanta and its customers.
Latham, N.Y. — Allison Bishop has experience marketing service-based companies in the supermarket, c-store and restaurant industries.
San Francisco — The first two Old Navy stores will open in Manila in March and there are plans to open three more stores in the second half of the…
North Plainfield, N.J. — Roy Vice brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new post.
Dallas — Expected to open in fall 2014, the new store will be located in the Southlake Park Village shopping center in Southlake, Texas.
Oakland, Calif. — The store has reopened in Siegen Lane Marketplace in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Fremont, Calif., and Hampstead, Md. — Men's Wearhouse will acquire Jos A. Bank for $1.8 billion.
Santa Cruz, Calif. — Several locations of The Fresh Market in California will use innovative roofing materials that hide HVAC and other equipment.
Houston — The Mattress Firm has made several promotions of senior executives and acquisitions to its corporate store platform.
Anaheim, Calif. — Starbucks has opened its first of four planned locations at Disney properties in the U.S. at Downtown Disney.
Jacksonville, Fla., and Brussels, Belgium — Bi-Lo plans to acquire substantially all of the stores in the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's supermarket chains from Delhaize.
Minneapolis — The specialty retailer now operates 91 stores in 29 states, with an average size of 23,000 square feet.