December 8, 2014

Chick–fil–A is mobilizing its customers, at least when it comes to payment and ordering. 

December 1, 2014

Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. has opened RH, The Gallery at the Estate in Buckhead, Georgia. 

November 25, 2014

Corner Bakery Cafe is in a growth mode. The company, which was acquired in 2011 by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, is entering new markets and opening locations across the country, from New York City to Las Vegas. It will end the year with 185 cafes (114 company-owned and 71 franchised). The company plans to more than double its U.S. footprint by 2017 through a combination of franchised and company-owned cafes.

November 13, 2014

This year, a Halloween that fell on Friday helped boost spending growth in October, according to the monthly SpendTrend report from First Data Corp. 

November 13, 2014

Having a Friday Halloween helped boost spending growth in October. 

November 12, 2014

Whole Foods Market has taken the shopping experience to a new level at its new store in Apharetta, Ga.

November 7, 2014

In addition to obtaining data from 56 million payment cards between April and Sept. 2014, hackers who infiltrated the network of The Home Depot Inc. also obtained the email addresses of 53 million customers.

November 5, 2014

 

Reliability and customer comfort are just two of the advantages casual dining chain Hooters of America receives from its POS environment, which is based on traditional fixed POS terminals. The Atlanta-based chain, which operates 190 corporate stores as well as 12 franchised locations where it supports POS operations, has been using POS hardware from Posiflex Business Machines since 2006.

November 4, 2014

Although 83% of consumers say most of their shopping takes place in-store, they still report a variety of disconnects between the in-store and online retail experience. 

October 27, 2014

Commercial real estate services firm Avison Young has completed the $7.06 million sale of Lindbergh Crossing, a 27,057-sq.-ft., fully-leased shopping center in Atlanta.

September 24, 2014

Simon and Noble Investment Group, a real estate private equity firm, which specializes in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector, have launched a joint venture that will bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Phipps Plaza, a luxury shopping destination located in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

September 24, 2014

Simon and Noble Investment Group, a real estate private equity firm, which specializes in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector, have launched a joint venture that will bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Phipps Plaza, a luxury shopping destination located in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

September 19, 2014

Home Depot Inc. confirmed that some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a data breach that went undetected for five months.

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market moves into the fast-growing same-day grocery-delivery space with the news that it is partnering with one-hour grocery delivery startup Instacart to have Whole Foods products delivered to customers’ homes in as little as one hour.

September 5, 2014

Several Home Depot customers filed a class-action lawsuit on Thursday, Sept.4 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.

September 5, 2014

Sprouts Farmers Market has teamed up with Nashville, Tenn.-based integrated ad agency Redpepper to use omnichannel marketing to produce market awareness and traffic for four new stores in the suburban Atlanta area.

September 2, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. is the latest retail chain to investigate a possible credit card data breach.

August 27, 2014

For the first time in eight decades of publishing, Chain Store Age has compiled a list of the nation’s top retail real estate brokers, ranking them based on number of retail transactions in 2013, dollar amount of those transactions and, just as importantly, reputation in the industry. From hundreds of nominations collected from retailers and brokerage houses earlier in the summer, we have selected 15 as our debut “power brokers” list.

August 19, 2014

Home Depot said its fiscal second-quarter net income rose 14% amid a rebound in its spring selling season and strong online sales.

July 15, 2014

Aaron’s Inc. on Tuesday said it plans to close 44 underperforming stores in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and continue other cost-reduction initiatives in response to disappointing core business performance.

July 11, 2014

Simon Property Group and Columbus Realty have teamed to inject a high-residential component to Simon’s fashionable Phipps Plaza shopping destination in the tony Buckhead area of Atlanta.

July 11, 2014

Simon Property Group and Columbus Realty have teamed to inject a high-residential component to Simon’s fashionable Phipps Plaza shopping destination in the tony Buckhead area of Atlanta.

June 19, 2014

Soupman Inc., parent company of specialty restaurant chain The Original Soupman, is partnering with the Atlanta Franchise Group, a franchise development company brought on to grow The Original Soupman's franchise presence across the country.