Wayne, N.J. — Toys R Us has announced that Gerald Storch will step down as CEO of the company but remain chairman of the board.
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Wayne, N.J. — Toys R Us has announced that Gerald Storch will step down as CEO of the company but remain chairman of the board.
Tyler, Texas — Brookshire Grocery Co. has partnered with the EPA to reduce refrigerant emissions and combat climate change.
Derby, U.K. — Davidson Richards has launched OpSuite, a cloud-based retail management solution that allows franchisors to access franchise-wide operational data.
Boston — Building Engines will soon launch BuildingConnect, a new web solution makes it easier for individual retail properties to manage their online presence.
Orlando — Orlando-based construction management firm Williams Co. has hired R.E. “Ed” McWhorter as its new director of business development.
Minneapolis — SUPERVALU has appointed Sam K. Duncan as president and CEO. He joins the company from OfficeMax, where he was chairman, CEO and president from 2005 until 2011.
Lake in The Hills, IL — Watterson Environmental Group has hired Steve Peldiak as president. He joins the company from Sears Holdings Corporation, where he most recently served as divisional vice president of facility maintenance.
St. Louis — Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., plans to retire as CEO. The company also plans to close 50-60 stores in 2013 and 2014 and remodel/relocate 40-50 locations.
Deerfield Beach, Fla. — Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning franchised businesses, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015.
Philadelphia — Five Below has made its initial entry into Kentucky with the opening of its first stores in Louisville on March 20, 2015. The stores are located in Jefferson…
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Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General has marked a significant milestone in its company growth by celebrating new store grand openings in Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island — expanding the retailer’s…
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Latham, N.Y. — Kyle MacDuff has been promoted to customer service team lead at DWM Facilities Maintenance. MacDuff, who joined DWM in 2013, has been able to establish new protocols…
Dublin, Calif. — Ross Stores recently opened 32 Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross") and five dd's DISCOUNTS® stores across 15 different states. These openings are part of the off-price retailer's 2015…
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Monroe, Mich. — La-Z-Boy Incorporated has appointed Jeffrey Fink as vice president, real estate. He will join the company on March 9, 2015, and will report to Mark Bacon, senior vice president…
Fremont, Calif. — The Men's Wearhouse’s David Edwab has retired from his executive position but will remain vice chairman of the board of directors.
Mebane, N.C. — Kingsdown, Inc., the nation's largest independent and employee-owned mattress manufacturer, has signed a new licensing agreement with Chinese bedding producer and retailer, Roth Bedding Technology International Limited…
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Los Angeles — Servicon Systems Inc., a leading provider of sustainable maintenance services, has named Laurie Sewell as president and CEO. Sewell already held the position of president. The company has…
Los Angeles — American Apparel, Inc., a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and retailer of branded fashion-basic apparel, has made two leadership appointments. Thoryn Stephens has been named chief digital officer…
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Altoona, Pa. — Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned convenience store chains, opened its 500th store on Feb. 24, 2015. The new store is located in Thomasville, N.C.
Chicago — Englewood Constructionhas promoted Lance Beeler to director of preconstruction services from senior manager of preconstruction services. In this newly created position, Beeler will lead Englewood’s preconstruction, cost estimating…
Dublin, Calif. — Ross Dress for Less® will open two new stores in the Miami area on March 7, 2015. The stores are located in Miller Square in Kendall Lakes, 15…
Seattle — The national specialty outdoor retailer is coming to Delaware and Iowa for the first time late this year and opening a sixth store in Virginia in 2016.
Youngstown, Ohio — Simon Roofing, a national manufacturer and installer of commercial roofing systems, floor resurfacing and concrete repair, recently expanded its regional and national sales divisions with the addition…
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Denton, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has named President and COO Chris Brickman to succeed Gary Winterhalter as chief executive officer. The appointment was made effective February 1, 2015.
Hunt Valley, Md. — EMG, a Maryland-based engineering, environmental, capital planning and project management consulting company, has promoted Kevin White to construction program manager within its Construction Services division.
San Jose, Calif. — Local home maintenance retailer Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) has recently opened new stores in Portland, Ore.; Irvine, Calif.; and Cerritos, Calif.
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Eighty-Four, Pa. — 84 Lumber Company, the nation's largest privately held building materials and service provider to professional contractors, has appointed Billy Ball as vice president of store operations.
Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has promoted several key executives. These changes will be effective February 2, 2015.
Dublin, Calif. — Ross Stores, Inc.’s Doug Baker, who served as president and chief merchandising officer of dd's DISCOUNTS® since 2011, is leaving the company.
Toronto — Sears Canada Inc. has appointed Ronald D. Boire as president and chief executive officer. Boire has served as the company's acting president and CEO since October 15, 2014.
Los Angeles — Marc Crossman has tendered his resignation as president and chief executive officer of Joe’s Jeans Inc. In conjunction with his resignation, Crossman will be transitioning to a…
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Mississauga, ON — Walmart Canada will open 11 supercenters by January 29, 2015, completing its expansion for the company's current fiscal year ending January 31, 2015. These completed real estate…
Goleta, Calif. — Deckers Brands has appointed David E. Lafitte to chief operating officer (COO), effective February 2, 2015.
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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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.
Aston, Pa. — Action Services Group’s lighting maintenance agreement covers all of Hancock Fabrics’ 266 locations across 37 states.
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.
Richmond, Va. — The new CIO, Shamim Mohammad, has been vice president of application development and IT planning since he joined CarMax in 2012.
Atlanta — The plus-size retailer’s 27th and 28th store openings continue the rapid national expansion for Fashion to Figure.
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.
Freeport, Me. — The 29,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in mid-November at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
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.
Cincinnati — The nearly 5,000-square-foot LED display provides one of the largest display surfaces in the U.S.
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.
Mahwah, N.J. — Most recenly, Ernest LaPorte spent 7 years as senior vice president, controller at Saks Incorporated.
Minneapolis — Kid’s resale store achieves retail milestone, following in the footsteps of its sister brand, Plato’s Closet.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte, N.C. — Andrew Bardsley joins Wastequip to lead its new retail business unit.
Hudson, Ohio — Travis Smith joined Jo-Ann in July 2006 and served in various executive roles prior to being named CEO in August 2011.
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.
Latham, N.Y. — The ratings are designed to strengthen company’s service standards and improve client satisfaction.
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.