Chain Store News – July 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.

Five up-and-coming restaurant chains taking over America  – June 29, 2016

     Related AggData:  Chick-fil-A,  Jersey Mike's,  Raising Cane's,  Wingstop,  Marco's Pizza

Health-focused Fresh Thyme, opening today on West Maple, plans to be a ‘game changer’   – June 29, 2016

     Related AggData:  Fresh Thyme

Tractor Supply: Riding the Boom in Hobbyist Farming  – June 25, 2016

     Related AggData:  Tractor Supply Co.

Five Below Earns Its Place On Top   – June 24, 2016

     Related AggData:  Five Below

San Antonio nabs another of Austin's most popular restaurant chains    – June 23, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Mama Fu's Asian House

Midwest pizza chain plans Colorado expansion  – June 23, 2016   

     Related AggData:  Toppers Pizza

PetSmart Announces 12-Store Expansion in Q1 2016  – June 22, 2016  

     Related AggData:  PetSmart

Pieology acquires competitor Project Pie  – June 22, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Pieology Pizzeria

Anytime Fitness ranked No. 1 global franchise   – June 22, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Anytime Fitness

Report: Modell's, Sports Direct considering joint bid for Sports Authority   – June 21, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Modell's Sporting Goods,  Sports Authority

Is Dollar General's Growth Sustainable?   – June 20, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Dollar General

ALDI opens 37th N.J. store, with more to come  – June 18, 2016  

     Related AggData:  ALDI

No. 2: Sports retailer sticks with its game plan   – June 18, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Academy Sports + Outdoors

Neiman Marcus is looking for a buyer    – June 17, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Neiman Marcus

Corner Bakery Cafe broadens presence in Northwest    – June 17, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Corner Bakery Cafe

Franchise hopes for smash hit    – June 17, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Smashburger

New plans on the horizon for Fiesta Restaurant Group    – June 17, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Pollo Tropical,  Taco Cabana

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Expands Southern Footprint With Master Franchise Agreement in Louisiana    – June 16, 2016  

     Related AggData:  HWY 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries

A whole lot of movement going on in the pizza marketplace    – June 16, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Marco's Pizza,  PizzaRev

Retro Fitness Yields Strong Mid-Year Growth Marks    – June 13, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Retro Fitness

Gymboree Corp. Posts Higher 1Q Sales, Profits    – June 13, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Gymboree,  Crazy 8