Chain Store News -Feb. 5, 2013

Robbie Gale

This is a 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 the relevant data so you can see how these changes might affect the retail landscape overall.

Barnes & Noble to close 30% of stores within the decade  -Jan. 28, 2013

     Related AggData: Barnes and Noble

Best Buy Closing 15 Big Box Locations In Canada, To Be Replaced By Smartphone And Tablet-Focused Micro Stores  Jan. 31, 2013

     Related AggData:  Best Buy Canada,  Futureshop Canada

Pilot opening fitness centers for truck drivers  -Jan. 31, 2013

     Related AggData:  Pilot Travel CenterSnap Fitness

Eight Retailers That Will Close the Most Stores  -Feb. 1, 2013

     Related AggData:  Best Buy CanadaSearsJC PennyOffice DepotBarnes & NobleGamestopOfficeMax, RadioShack

Dunkin' sees up to 360 new shops opening in U.S. during 2013  -Feb. 1, 2013

     Related AggData:  Dunkin' Donuts    Baskin Robbins

Fashion Bug closes its final stores  -Feb. 4, 2013

     Related AggData:  Fashion Bug

HMV reportedly looking to close up to 100 stores  -Feb. 4, 2013

     Related AggData:  HMV Canada

The Source opening 20 new stores in Canada  -Feb. 4, 2013

     Related AggData:  The Source Canada