Conn’s announced that it plans to close five underperforming stores during January 2012.
Athleta, the Yoga-inspired lifestyle athletic apparel brand for women owned by Gap Inc., plans to open stores in Chicago, Boston, Houston and Denver in 2012, according to Bloomberg.
Starbucks Corp. is closing in on its retail deal with India’s Tata Coffee Ltd., which makes and exports instant coffee and plantation coffee, Reuters reported.
Wingstop said that it has signed two development agreements that will result in 14 new restaurants in the Chicago area.
Menards is considering a new store in a Springfield, Mo., shopping mall -- as long as it isn’t included in the development’s community improvement district (CID), according to an article in the Springfield News Leader.
The Disney Store announced its 2012 store opening plans, which includes 13 new and remodeled locations in North America, and the company's first ever store in China, opening in the fall in Shanghai.
Peeps & Co., the retail division of candy-manufacturer Just Born, whose brands include Peeps and Mike and Ike, has opened a store at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota.
Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer opened its second North American flagship boutique, an 800-sq.-ft. space in Aventura Mall, Aventura, Fla.
City Sports plans to relocate its store in Suburban Square, Ardmore, Pa., into the space previously occupied by Talbots.
Albertsons LLC plans to close four underperforming stores: one in Arizona, one in Louisiana and two in Texas.