Chain Store News - February 3, 2014

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.

All 2014 Store Closings - US Retail Industry Chains to Close Stores Roundup of Retailers Closing Underperforming Locations or Going Bankrupt in 2014  

     Related AggData:  Kasper,   Nine West,   Jones New York,   Family Dollar Stores,   Build A Bear Workshop,   Edwin Watts Golf Shops,   Loehmann's,   JC Penney,    Albertsons,   Barnes and Noble,   ALCO Stores,   Target,   Williams-SonomaMacy'sKroger,   Rainbow Foods

J.C. Penney to close 33 stores across the U.S. -January 15, 2014
     Related AggData:  JC Penney

Great Clips plans at least 250 new salons in 2014  -January 16, 2014
     Related AggData:  Great Clips

Albertsons to close doors at 26 locations -January 17, 2014
     Related AggData:  Albertsons

CVS Caremark completes acquisition of Coram -January 17, 2014
     Related AggData:  CVS

Brookshire Brothers to acquire David’s Supermarkets  -January 20, 2014

     Related AggData:  Brookshire Brothers

Dots Joins Clothing Retailers Filing for Bankruptcy  -January 21, 2014

     Related AggData:  Dots

Huddle House Broadens Target Markets to Pursue Growth  -January 22, 2014

     Related AggData:  Huddle House

Fred's eyes possible sale  -January 22, 2014

     Related AggData:  fred's

Quaker Steak & Lube Continues National Expansion With Four New Development Agreements And Eight Restaurant Openings In 2013  -January 23, 2014

     Related AggData:  Quaker Steak & Lube

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans For 13 Restaurants In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma With Existing Franchise Group, OKD Holdings  -January 23, 2014

     Related AggData:  Dunkin' Donuts

Smashburger considers IPO, possible sale  -January 23, 2014

     Related AggData:  Smashburger

Barnes & Noble to shutter Florissant store -January 24, 2014

     Related AggData:  Barnes and Noble

Checkers, Rally’s operator to be acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners  -January 27, 2014

     Related AggData:  Checkers Drive-In Restaurants,   Rally's Drive-In Restaurants

Smoothie King Targets Atlanta for Franchise Growth -January 28, 2014

     Related AggData:  Smoothie King

Apollo agrees to buy Chuck E. Cheese's parent in $1.3B deal -January 29, 2014
     Related AggData:  Chuck E. Cheese's

Wingstop Serves Up Record-Breaking Year in 2013  -January 29, 2014
     Related AggData:  Wingstop

Hess Retail Spinoff to be Completed in Mid-2014  -January 29, 2014
     Related AggData:  Hess Express

Several fast casuals named to list of Top 10 limited-service chains  -January 31, 2014 
     Related AggData:  Cafe Rio,   Chick-fil-A,   In-N-Out Burger,   Raising Cane's,   Firehouse Subs,   Jason's Deli, Panera Bread,   Five Guys,   Chipotle Mexican Grill,   Zaxby's,   Papa Murphy's,   Jersey Mikes, Culver’s, Starbucks

Don Pablo’s Returns to Texas Roots with Acquisition by Food Management Partners -January 31, 2014
     Related AggData:  Don Pablo's