Aaron’s plans 125 stores and 750 retail jobs for 2013
Atlanta — Rental chain Aaron’s announced at its 2013 National Managers Meeting in Nashville that the company plans to open 125 stores in 2013 and hire 750 new employees.
Aarons added 950 new jobs across the U.S. and Canada last year.
“Aaron’s has experienced consistent growth, with 2012 delivering financial results that were the best in the company’s history," said Ronald Allen, chairman, president and CEO, Aaron’s. "We plan to continue new store openings in 2013 across the United States and Canada, which in turn creates jobs."
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Dunkin’ Donuts to open seven restaurants in northern Utah
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts said Monday it has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee Sizzling Donuts to open seven new restaurants in northern Utah.
The first restaurant is slated to open in 2013, with the remainder by 2020.
In 2012, Sizzling Platter formed the subsidiary Sizzling Donuts and signed multi-unit franchise agreements to develop 36 new restaurants throughout Salt Lake City, Denver, and El Paso, Texas, over the next several years. Sizzling Donuts currently operates five Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in El Paso and two more are currently under construction in the El Paso area. The group plans to open a total of eight additional units by the end of this year.
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Saks Off 5th to open in Chandler, Ariz.
New York — Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open its doors in Chandler, Ariz., on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
The new 28,000-sq.-ft. store is located in Phoenix Premium Outlets, which is opening to the public that day. The new outlet center, owned and operated by Simon Property Group, is part of Wild Horse Pass, within the Gila River Indian Community, which includes hotels, a spa, casino, golf, an equestrian center, fine dining and more.