Chain Store News – June 15, 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.

Little Rock Dave & Buster's Opens June 13, Making History  – June 13, 2016

     Related AggData:  Dave & Buster's

The Counter refocuses on burger customization  – June 13, 2016

     Related AggData:  The Counter

Hastings could close all 126 stores if no buyer emerges  – June 10, 2016

     Related AggData:  Hastings Entertainment

Aeropostale gets a $160 million lifeline: Retailer will try to stay in business  – June 10, 2016

     Related AggData:  Aéropostale

La Madeleine Targets Georgia, North Carolina for Growth  – June 10, 2016

     Related AggData:  La Madeleine

Freddy's Hits 200-Unit Count with New Omaha Store  – June 9, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Freddy's Frozen Custard

More Papa Murphy’s pizza stores on the way in DFW  – June 9, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Papa Murphy's

Lululemon (LULU) Q1 Earnings In Line, Stock Rises on View  – June 9, 2016  

     Related AggData:  lululemon

Harps buying 9 stores vacated by Wal-Mart  – June 9, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Harps,   Walmart

Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery Expanding to Cherry Hill, NJ  – June 9, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Wag N' Wash Natural Food & Bakery

Fairway expected to emerge from bankruptcy with $50 million  – June 8, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Fairway Market

Dogtopia Checks-In with Impressive Mid-Year Growth Marks  – June 8, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Dogtopia

Ralph Lauren tumbles on store closures, layoffs   – June 7, 2016  

     Related AggData:  Ralph Lauren

Johnny Rockets to Open 14 Restaurants In Malls This Year   – June 7, 2016

     Related AggData:  Johnny Rockets

Dairy Queen to open up to 35 more Chicago restaurants   – June 6, 2016

     Related AggData:  Dairy Queen

Capriotti's celebrating 40th birthday   – June 6, 2016

     Related AggData:  Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

City’s last original grocer quietly shopping Manhattan stores   – June 5, 2016

     Related AggData:  D'Agostin

Affiliate of Fort Worth-Based FundCorp Acquires Gigi’s Cupcakes Franchise Chain   – June 3, 2016

     Related AggData:  Gigi's Cupcakes

Soft Surroundings to build new warehouse   – June 3, 2016

     Related AggData:  Soft Surroundings

Loblaw Companies Ltd shuts down last U.S. Joe Fresh outlet as it ‘re-evaluates’ strategy for the market   – June 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  Joe Fresh

​A year after Macy’s, Bluemercury growing like gangbusters   – June 2, 2016

  Related AggData:  BlueMercury

Haggen stores officially join Albertsons   – June 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  Haggen,   Albertsons

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Signs 12 Franchise Agreements and Opens First Co-Brand Centre In The United Kingdom   – June 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  FASTSIGNS

Rubio's acquires 8 Lime Fresh Mexican locations   – June 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  Lime Fresh Mexican Grill,   Rubio's Restaurants

Ruby Tuesday sells remaining Lime Fresh assets for $4.6M   – June 1, 2016

     Related AggData:  Lime Fresh Mexican Grill,   Ruby Tuesday