Chain Store News – May 16, 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.

Lowe's Receives Investment Canada Approval And Competition Bureau Clearance For Its Pending Acquisition Of RONA  – May 13, 2016

     Related AggData:  Lowe's Canada,   RONA

Little Caesars searches for franchisee for Parsons store  – May 12, 2016

     Related AggData:  Little Caesars

Maaco plans to expand franchise opportunity to Cleveland market  – May 11, 2016

     Related AggData:  MAACO

RETAIL: Seven more Aldi stores open May 19  – May 11, 2016

     Related AggData:  ALDI

UPDATED: Judge rules against Staples-Office Depot, ending merger deal  – May 10, 2016

     Related AggData:  Staples,   Office Depot

Analyst: Dick's could snare as many as 180 Sports Authority stores  – May 9, 2016

     Related AggData:  Dick's Sporting Goods,   Sports Authority

Sports Authority refutes liquidation reports, cites 'high' buyer interest  – May 4, 2016

     Related AggData:  Sports Authority

Sunshine State beams brightly on Uncle Maddio's  – May 9, 2016

     Related AggData:  Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

As retailers bet on the web, H&M focuses on opening more stores  – May 9, 2016

     Related AggData:  H&M (Hennes & Mauritz)

Hooters Expands in the Golden State with New Franchise Partner KLS Restaurant Group  – May 9, 2016

     Related AggData:  Hooters

JAB Holding to buy Krispy Kreme: Caribou, Einstein owner buying doughnut chain in $1.35 billion deal  – May 9, 2016

     Related AggData:  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts,   Krispy Kreme Doughnuts UK,   Krispy Kreme Philippines,         Caribou Coffee,   Einstein Brothers,   Noah's New York Bagels,   Peet's Coffee & Tea

Technomic Names Toppers Pizza One of the Country’s Fastest-Growing LSR Pizza Chains  – May 5, 2016

     Related AggData:  Topper's Pizza

Sprouts' Q1 Same Store Sales Up 5%  – May 5, 2016

     Related AggData:  Sprouts Farmers Market

CST Brands Exiting California & Wyoming: 7-Eleven agrees to buy the 79 stores.  – May 5, 2016

     Related AggData:  7-Eleven,  Corner Store

The Secret to Sweetgreen’s Success  – May 5, 2016

     Related AggData:  sweetgreen

Habit Restaurants CEO: 2016 off to a good start  – May 4, 2016

     Related AggData:   Habit Burger Grill

Noodles & Company credits 1Q progress to brand positioning  – May 4, 2016

     Related AggData:  Noodles & Company

Aeropostale files for bankruptcy in latest retailer meltdown  – May 4, 2016

     Related AggData:  Aéropostale

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2016 Results  – May 4, 2016

     Related AggData:  Papa Murphy's

Smoker Friendly Acquires Florida's Tobacco Depot Chain  – May 3, 2016

     Related AggData:  Smoker Friendly

Hugo Boss Considers Closing Some Stores as Earnings Plummet  – May 3, 2016

     Related AggData:  HUGO BOSS

Texas Roadhouse Says it's Well-Positioned for Long-Term Growth  – May 3, 2016

     Related AggData:  Texas Roadhouse

The Fresh Market announces closure of 13 locations across the U.S., including four in Houston  – May 3, 2016

     Related AggData:  The Fresh Market

Fairway Group Files for Bankruptcy as Competition Revs Up  – May 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  Fairway Market

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 15 New Restaurants Throughout Hawaii With New Franchise Group, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd.  – May 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  Dunkin' Donuts

McAlister's Deli Aims to Attract New Franchisees in Milwaukee as Chain Expands Into State  – May 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  McAlister's Deli

How TJX Wants To Drive Growth With Sierra Trading Post  – May 2, 2016

     Related AggData:  Sierra Trading Post