Chain Store News -May 1, 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.

Baja Fresh closing all Phoenix-area locations  -April 12, 2013

Related AggData:  Baja Fresh

Dollarama eyes Bargain Shop locations as pace of openings continues  -April 12, 2013

Related AggData:  Dollarama,  The Bargain! Shop

Home decor store Kirkland's closing White Marsh Mall location -April 16, 2013

Related AggData:  Kirkland's

Caribou and Bruegger's will test integrated stores in the Twin Cities  -April 18, 2013

Related AggData: Caribou Coffee,   Bruegger's

CORRECTED: Fresh & Easy Parent Company Takes $1.8B Hit; Will Sell U.S. Stores  -April 19, 2013 ("Though our parent company plans to leave the U.S., we’re pleased to confirm there are no plans to close any portion of Fresh & Easy." Fresh & Easy Spokesman Brendan Wonnacott)

Related AggData:  Fresh and Easy,  TESCO,   Trader Joe's

Key Bank closing Bloomington branch, local ATMs  -April 23, 2013

Related AggData:  Key Bank

Sears seeks to lease space in 8 namesake, Kmart stores  -April 26, 2013

Related AggData:  Kmart,  Sears

Extra Space Storage Grows to All-Time High on Cushy Earnings, Comfy Guidance  -April 29,2013

Related AggData:  Extra Space Storage

Plan for 2013 – 102 New Locations & 6,200 Jobs  -April 30, 2013

Related AggData:  Chick-fil-A

Wingstop flies high in Q1  -May 1, 2013

Related AggData:  Wingstop

JW Marriott Essex House Celebrates Opening with Night of Iconic Luxury  -May 1, 2013

Related AggData:  JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts