Chain Store News -August 2, 2013

Robbie Gale

This is an ongoing feature we will be posting a few times a month called "Chain Store News."  In it, we will track and summarize news about major changes in various chain stores throughout the country such as broad store closings, openings, or acquisitions.  We will then point you to our lists of relevant data so you can see how these changes might affect the retail landscape overall.

Wawa to open 9 new Orlando stores before year-end - July 17, 2013

Related AggData:  Wawa

Whole Foods boosts its presence in Twin Cities with new stores - July 17, 2013

Related AggData: Whole Foods Market

No-frills foodstore Aldi is expanding - July 21, 2013

Related AggData: Aldi

Smart & Final coming to Plaza de San Jose retail center - July 22, 2013

Related AggData: Smart and Final

Roark Capital Group Acquires Miller's Ale House - July 22, 2013

Related AggData:  Miller's Ale House

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. to merge - July 22, 2013

Related AggData: Spartan Stores

Empire sells 68 Safeway properties to Crombie REIT in $990M deal - July 24, 2013

Related AggData: Safeway Canada

Art Van Furniture converting 31 Mattress World stores to Art Van PureSleep brand - July 25, 2013

Related AggData: Art Van Furniture

Love's Reaches 300-Store Milestone - July 25, 2013

Related AggData: Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Report: A&P plans to sell company - July 26, 2013

Related AggData: A&P

ALCO Stores, Inc. Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Argonne Capital Group - July 26, 2013

Related AggData: ALCO Stores

Lord & Taylor parent buying Saks for about $2.4 billion - July 29, 2013

Related AggData:  Lord and Taylor,      Saks Fifth Avenue,       Hudson's Bay Company

Massage Envy Spa Announces Expansion Plans For Indiana With New Opening In Evansville This Month  -Aug. 1, 2013

Related AggData: Massage Envy