Chain Store News – April 1, 2016

Robbie Gale

In the "Chain Store News" we track news about major changes in various chain stores throughout the country such as broad store closings, openings, or acquisitions.  We then point you to our lists of relevant data so you can see how these changes might affect the retail landscape overall.

Cara acquires Groupe St-Hubert   -April 1, 2016

     Related AggData:   St-Hubert Canada,  Swiss Chalet

TA’s Acquisition Spree Continues  -April 1, 2016

     Related AggData:   TravelCenters of America

Hancock Fabrics shutting down; Liquidation starts today  -April 1, 2016

     Related AggData:   Hancock Fabrics

Giordano's, an iconic name in pizza parlors, is up for sale  -March 31, 2016

     Related AggData:   Giordano's

Destination MaternityDestination Maternity CFO resigns, up to 30 stores shuttering  -March 30, 2016

     Related AggData:  Destination Maternity

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results  -March 29, 2016

     Related AggData:  Dave & Buster's

Ross Stores Opens 28 Locations  -March 29, 2016

     Related AggData:  Ross Stores,  dd’s DISCOUNTS

Judge approves sale of Haggen to Albertsons   -March 29, 2016

     Related AggData:  Haggen,   Albertsons

Judge takes major issue with FTC in Staples/Office Depot proceedings  -March 28, 2016

     Related AggData:  Staples,   Office Depot

Kirkland's: The Enticing Potential Of Untapped Markets  -March 28, 2016

     Related AggData:  Kirkland's

Sportsman’s Warehouse Adds Two Stores  -March 25, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Sportsman's Warehouse

Zoe’s Kitchen attributes success to its mission  -March 25, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Zoës Kitchen

Cinnabon Celebrates Successful Year for Franchise Sales in 2015  -March 24, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Cinnabon

Dollar General plans to open 1,000 new stores in 2017  -March 24, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Dollar General

Publix's big northern expansion  -March 24, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Publix

Philz brings slow-coffee philosophy to East Coast  -March 24, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Philz Coffee

Finish Line to keep closing stores, spend $40M on updates  -March 24, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Finish Line

Marco's Pizza has aggressive growth plan for Texas  -March 23, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Marco's Pizza

Sprouts targets growth in Middle Tennessee  -March 23, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Sprouts Farmers Market


     Related AggData:  ALDI

Papa Murphy’s Doubles Its Expansion in Alabama with Development Commitment from Existing Franchisee -March 22, 2016      

     Related AggData: Papa Murphy's

Fazoli's Enters Montgomery, Alabama -March 22, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Fazoli's

Mattress Firm Now Wants To Shut Down Redundant Storefronts  -March 22, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Mattress Firm

Kohl’s Reveals Store Closure List   -March 21, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Kohl's

Irish firm buys Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group   -March 21, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Smith & Wollensky

Chopt founders focus on quality as chain expands   -March 21, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Chopt Creative Salad

Soft Surroundings makes N.C. debut with south Charlotte store   -March 18, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Soft Surroundings

Russo's Restaurants initiate Florida expansion plan   -March 17, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Aeropostale to explore strategic alternatives, including sale   -March 17, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Aeropostale

Pieology Opens First of 20 Hawaii Locations   -March 16, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Pieology

Hollywood Feed receives PILOT to expand; plans to move HQ to North Memphis   -March 16, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Hollywood Feed

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc rolling out Circle K banner throughout southeastern U.S. this spring   -March 15, 2016 

     Related AggData:  Circle K,  Couche-Tard,  Mac's Convenience Stores,  The Pantry

Ahold, Delhaize Shareholders Approve Proposed Merger   -March 15, 2016 

   Related AggData:  Giant Food,  Giant Food Stores,  Food Lion,  Stop & Shop,  Hannaford Supermarkets