Chain Store News – February 1, 2017

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.

H&M Bucks Apparel Retailers’ Gloom as Profit Beats Estimates  -January 31, 2017

     Related AggData:  H&M (Hennes & Mauritz)

Your Pie Rockets Into 2017 After Signing 26 New Locations in 2016  -January 31, 2017

     Related AggData:  Your Pie

Ono Hawaiian BBQ Opens 60th Restaurant in the East Bay  -January 31, 2017

     Related AggData:  Ono Hawaiian BBQ

Tractor Supply (TSCO) Opens 1,600th Store in California  -January 27, 2017

     Related AggData:  Tractor Supply Co.

Growth At Newk's Eatery Accelerates  -January 26, 2017

     Related AggData:  Newk's Eatery

Gloria Jean’s Unveils Aggressive 2017 Expansion Plan to Corner Specialty Coffee Market  -January 26, 2017

     Related AggData:  Gloria Jean's Coffees International,  Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees

Soft Surroundings adding 17 stores in 2017  -January 25, 2017

     Related AggData:  Soft Surroundings

Wet Seal to close stores, lay off workers  -January 25, 2017

     Related AggData:  Wet Seal

Alcohol superstore opening more Houston locations  -January 25, 2017

     Related AggData:  Total Wine & More

Bob Evans Splits with Restaurant Division  -January  2017

     Related AggData:  Bob Evans

Report: Albertsons no longer interested in buying Price Chopper  -January 25, 2017

     Related AggData:  Price Chopper Supermarkets,  Albertsons

Art Van Furniture sells to private equity firm  -January 25, 2017

     Related AggData:  Art Van Furniture

TITLE Boxing Club Plans for Major Expansion in Northeast  -January 24, 2017

     Related AggData:  TITLE Boxing Club

Warby Parker to open at least 25 physical stores in 2017  -January 24, 2017

     Related AggData:  Warby Parker

AMC to Buy Nordic Cinema for $929 Million, Widening Its Reach  -January 23, 2017

     Related AggData:  AMC Entertainment

AMC completes Carmike purchase  -January 17, 2017

     Related AggData:  AMC Entertainment,  Carmike Cinemas

Checkers launches aggressive Houston expansion  -January 23, 2017

     Related AggData:  Checkers Drive-In Restaurants,  Rally's Drive-In Restaurants 

Pep Boys acquires Just Brakes  -January 23, 2017

     Related AggData:  Pep Boys,  Just Brakes

New 2107 Costco Locations  -January 23, 2017

     Related AggData:  Costco Wholesale Corp.,  Costco Wholesale Canada

Save-A-Lot pulling out of West Coast  -January 20, 2017

     Related AggData:  Save-A-Lot (Onex)

Chain Eyes Expansion Into Pflugerville  -January 19, 2017

     Related AggData:  ALDI

East Coast Wings + Grill Fires up Development Plans for South Carolina  -January 19, 2017

     Related AggData:  East Coast Wings + Grill

Retail Takes Another Hit: BCBG Plans Store Closures  -January 19, 2017

     Related AggData:  BCBGMAXAZRIA

Eyewear Giants Luxottica And Essilor Merge In $49 Billion Deal  -January 18, 2017

     Related AggData:  Essilor USA,  LensCrafters,  Lenscrafters Canada,  Sunglass Hut,   Sunglass Hut Canada,   Sunglass Hut UK,  Pearle Vision,  Pearle Vision Canada,   Ray-Ban,   Oakley,   Oliver Peoples

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Achieves Significant Growth And Nationwide Expansion In 2016  -January 18, 2017

     Related AggData:  Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Leading Tech Repair Brand uBreakiFix Opens 114 New Stores in 2016, Closes Fourth Quarter with 275 Stores Across North America  -January 18, 2017

     Related AggData:  uBreakiFix

Award-Winning Cowboy Chicken Expands into Three New States  -January 17, 2017

     Related AggData:  Cowboy Chicken

Drew Brees Loves Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN). Should You?  -January 17, 2017

     Related AggData:  Dunkin' Donuts

Women's apparel retailer Limited Stores files for bankruptcy  -January 17, 2017

     Related AggData:  The Limited

Wal-Mart says it will add about 10,000 jobs in U.S.  -January 17, 2017

     Related AggData:  Walmart

Award-Winning Preschool Franchise Nearing 500 Locations Nationwide  -January 16, 2017

     Related AggData:  The Goddard School

Boston Market Poised For Continued Expansion In 2017  -January 16, 2017

     Related AggData:  Boston Market

American Apparel Stores To Close After Canadian Purchase  -January 15, 2017

     Related AggData:  American Apparel