Chain Store News - March 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.

Smoothie King Accelerates Franchise Expansion in North Carolina  -March 3, 2014

     Related AggData:  Smoothie King

Ohio-based women's retailer Dots closing all stores  -March 1, 2014

     Related AggData:  Dots

Gap Reports Good 2013 Biz and Growth in 2014  -February 27, 2014 (opening 30 Athleta stores in the U.S. in 2014)

     Related AggData:  Athleta

Einstein Noah 4Q net income rises 53%  -February 27, 2014  (opening 75-85 locations)

     Related AggData:  Einstein Brothers,    Manhattan Bagel

Susser Ahead in New Store Growth for 2014  -February 26, 2014

     Related AggData:  Stripes Convenience Stores

Bi-Lo closing 13 stores as it takes on Delhaize assets  -February 26, 2014

     Related AggData:  BI-LO,   Sweetbay Supermarket,   Harveys Supermarket

Bloomin’ Brands 4Q profit boosted by acquisition  -February 25, 2014  (closing 22 locations of Outback Steakhouse)

     Related AggData:  Outback Steakhouse,   Carrabba's Italian Grill,   Bonefish Grill,   Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar,   Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

Ashley Furniture HomeStore reaches 500-store milestone  -February 25, 2014 

     Related AggData:  Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Tim Hortons Inc to open 500 new stores in Canada, 300 in U.S.  -February 25, 2014

Related AggData:  Tim Hortons

Stein Mart To Open 10 New Stores This Year  -February 25, 2014

     Related AggData:  Stein Mart

Texas Roadhouse 4Q net income rises 23%  -February 24, 2014  (opening 25-30 restaurants)

     Related AggData:  Texas Roadhouse

Cinnabon focuses on product innovation, international expansion  -February 24, 2014

     Related AggData:  Cinnabon

What Sbarro's Woes Say About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now  -February 21, 2014 (closed 155 locations)

     Related AggData:  Sbarro

Nordstrom’s net income slips in Q4; plans 31 new stores  -February 21, 2014  (28 Nordstrom Rack locations planned)

     Related AggData:  Nordstrom

Report: J. Jill mulls sale  -February 21, 2014

     Related AggData:  J.Jill

Grocery Store Chain Safeway May Be Sold  -February 20, 2014

Related AggData:  Safeway

Pancheros planning 70 new locations  -February 20, 2014

     Related AggData:  Pancheros

Signet acquiring Zale in $1.4B deal  -February 19, 2014

     Related AggData:  Zales,   Kay Jewelers,   Jared The Galleria of Jewelry,   Piercing Pagoda

Chuck E. Cheese's sale to private firm finalized  -February 17, 2014

     Related AggData:  Chuck E. Cheese's