Chain Store News - October 1, 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.

Southeast Restaurant Group Purchases 20 TGI FridaysTM Restaurants  -October 2, 2014

     Related AggData:  TGI Fridays

Staples closes 15 Canadian stores  -October 1, 2014

     Related AggData:  Staples Canada

McAlister's Deli Signs Development Agreement with New Franchise Group to Open 10 Locations (Tennessee)  -September 29, 2014

McAlister's Deli Signs Development Agreement to Open 10 Locations (throughout North and South Carolina, Colorado and Wyoming)  -September 23, 2014

     Related AggData:  McAlister's Deli

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Enters Agreement to be Acquired by JAB Holding Company for $20.25 Per Share in Cash  -September 29, 2014

     Related AggData:  Einstein Brothers,     Manhattan Bagel

Smoothie King Opens 700th New Store & Eyes Future Growth in Texas  -September 29, 2014

     Related AggData:  Smoothie King

TGI Fridays to Sell Most of Its U.S. Company-Owned Outlets  -September 26, 2014

TGI Fridays™ Announces Corporate Initiative Designed to Accelerate Growth of its Restaurant Portfolio  -September 26, 2014

     Related AggData:  TGI Fridays

6 firms interested in parts of Bob Evans, report says  -September 26, 2014

     Related AggData:  Bob Evans

Rubio’s Remodeling, Rebranding Some Restaurants  -September 26, 2014

     Related AggData:  Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

Urban Outfitters to Supersize Anthropologie Stores  -September 25, 2014

     Related AggData:  Anthropologie

Tropical Smoothie Café to Enter Dallas Market  -September 24, 2014

     Related AggData:  Tropical Smoothie Café

Business & Economic News Bowlmor AMF acquires Brunswick bowling centers  -September 23, 2014

     Related AggData:  Brunswick Bowling & Billiards

Del Taco Continues Expansion Throughout the Southeast  -September 23, 2014

     Related AggData:  Del Taco

Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results  -September 23, 2014

     Related AggData:  Pizza Inn

Get Ready, Hoosiers: The Pie Five Pizza Revolution Is Headed Your Way!  -September 22, 2014

     Related AggData:  Pie Five Pizza Co.

Marco’s Pizza Franchise on Track to 1,000th Store  -September 19, 2014

     Related AggData:  Marco's Pizza

Michael Kors: A Fashion Retailer That Is Making Smart Moves  -September 19, 2014

     Related AggData:  Michael Kors

Golden Gate Bell Restaurant Holdings Acquires 72 Taco Bell Restaurants from Dolan Foster Enterprises  -September 18, 2014

     Related AggData:  Taco Bell

Ohio firm buys 11 Dayton-area Panera Bread restaurants  -September 18, 2014

     Related AggData:  Panera Bread

Timberland’s five-year plan includes 31% annual online growth, 130 new stores  -September 17, 2014

     Related AggData:  Timberland

Rita’s continues aggressive expansion, opens 50th location this year  -September 16, 2014

     Related AggData:  Rita's Italian Ice

Fatburger elbows into Bay Area with a dozen locations  -September 16, 2014

     Related AggData:  Fatburger

Grocery Outlet to be acquired by Hellman & Friedman LLC and senior management team  -September 16, 2014

     Related AggData:  Grocery Outlet