Chain Store News – April 15, 2015

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.

Columbia Sportswear Has A Bright Future Ahead  - April 15, 2015

     Related AggData:  Columbia Sportswear

US retail clinics market player Optum purchases MedExpress to acquire 140 retail locations  - April 15, 2015

     Related AggData:  MedExpress Urgent Care

Dick’s Sporting Goods forecasts $9 billion in sales by 2017  - April 14, 2015

     Related AggData:  Dick's Sporting Goods

HoneyBaked Ham Primed for Accelerated Franchise Growth - April 9, 2015

     Related AggData:  HoneyBaked Ham

Sprint-RadioShack stores to open Friday  - April 9, 2015

     Related AggData:  Sprint,   RadioShack

Walgreens to close 200 stores  - April 9, 2015

     Related AggData:  Walgreens

Pier 1 Imports to close 100 stores over three years  - April 9, 2015

     Related AggData:  Pier 1 Imports

Newk's Looks to Franchise in Seven States  - April 8, 2015

     Related AggData:  Newk's Eatery

Dollar Tree finalizing 340 store divestitures  - April 8, 2015

     Related AggData:  Dollar Tree,    Family Dollar Stores

Gigi’s Cupcakes Announces Aggressive Expansion Plans  - April 7, 2015

     Related AggData:  Gigi’s Cupcakes

Legendary Restaurant Brands Signs 100-Restaurant Development Agreement for California Expansion  - April 7, 2015

     Related AggData:  Bennigan's

Retailer Party City seeks $2 billion valuation in IPO  - April 6, 2015

     Related AggData:  Party City

Montreal’s David’s Tea brewing up U.S. IPO with US$75-million expansion plan  - April 6, 2015

     Related AggData:  DAVIDsTEA

Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies to Open 15 Stores this Week  - April 6, 2015

     Related AggData:  Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

BURGERFI announces 30 additional stores, winners of franchise award   - April 3, 2015

     Related AggData:  BurgerFi

Massage Envy Spa Eyes The Empire State For Expansion On The Heels Of Recent Manhattan Clinic Openings  - April 2, 2015

     Related AggData:  Massage Envy

Jamba Juice to refranchise 100 units for $36M  - April 2, 2015

     Related AggData:  Jamba Juice

Underperforming Coco’s and Carrows restaurants shuttered  - April 2, 2015

     Related AggData:  Carrows Restaurants,    Coco's Bakery Restaurants

Smashburger CEO details 2015 growth strategy  - April 2, 2015

     Related AggData:  Smashburger

Sprouts schedules eight new stores in Q3  - April 2, 2015

     Related AggData:  Sprouts Farmers Market