Chain Store News - October 15, 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.

Alco Stores files Chapter 11 bankruptcy  -October 14, 2014

     Related AggData:  ALCO Stores

Huddle House Expansion Heats Up with Five Franchise Signings in September  -October 13, 2014

     Related AggData:  Huddle House

Private equity firm acquiring American Freight  -October 13, 2014

     Related AggData:  American Freight

LIDS Sports Group, the Latest Retailer to Expand into Canada  -October 13, 2014

     Related AggData:  LIDS

34 New Villa Italian Kitchen Restaurants Now Open In Malls Across The U.S.  -October 8, 2014

     Related AggData:  Villa Enterprise

Bi-Lo to close 23 underperforming Stores  -October 7, 2014

     Related AggData:  BI-LO

Electronics, appliance retailer Conn’s considering sale of company  -October 6, 2014

     Related AggData:  Conn's

Naartjie Kicks Off Going-Out-of-Business Sales: All Kids Clothes Must Go  -October 3, 2014

     Related AggData:  Naartjie Kids

Is a Hawaii Olive Garden one of 37 new restaurants Darden's planning for 2015?  -October 3, 2014

     Related AggData:  Olive Garden LongHorn SteakhouseThe Capital GrilleYard HouseBahama Breeze,

                                        Seasons 52Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Christopher & Banks continues store closings, openings to bring all sizes under one roof  -October 2, 2014

     Related AggData:  Christopher & Banks

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

     Related AggData:  TGI Fridays

Sears to sell down Canada stake, turns to CEO again for cash  -October 2, 2014

     Related AggData:  Sears Canada

Once-hot teen retailer Delia*s puts itself up for sale  -October 1, 2014

     Related AggData:  Delia's

1-800 Flowers completes acquisition of Harry & David  -October 1, 2014

     Related AggData:  1-800-Flowers,    Harry and David

Mattress Firm Completes Acquisition of Back to Bed, Bedding Experts and Mattress Barn Retail Stores  -September 30, 2014

     Related AggData:  Mattress Firm,   Back to BedThe Bedding Experts

Speedway Closes on Hess Retail Deal  -September 30, 2014

     Related AggData:  SpeedwayHess Express