Academy Sports + Outdoors to enter Memphis area
Katy, Texas — Academy Sports + Outdoors will open its first Memphis-area store on Sept. 27, in Collierville, Tenn. In conjunction with the opening, Academy has signed a multi-year partnership with The University of Memphis and its athletics multimedia rights holder, Tiger Sports Properties.
The new 73,000-sq.-ft. Collierville store will be Academy’s eighth store in Tennessee.
Academy currently operates 166 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Mom’s Organic Market to debut in Pennsylvania
Rockville, Md. — Mom’s Organic Market is opening its first Pennsylvania store, in Rosemont Square, Bryn Mawr, which is located outside of Philadelphia.
"If this store is successful, it will be pivotal in giving us the confidence to expand throughout the region, and possibly further into the Northeast,” said Scott Nash, the founder and CEO of Mom’s, which currently operates 10 stores in the Washington/Baltimore area. “We believe that the more Mom’s stores there are, the better off the world will be … we know of no other retail chain that is as environmentally responsible as we are. We have one purpose — to protect and restore the environment. Through our actions and leading by example, the more stores we have, the more we can accomplish our purpose."
The new store will offer a large variety of organic and unique grocery items, including bulk foods, gourmet cheeses, local and organic meats, sustainable seafood, gluten-free foods, supplements and body care products, environmentally friendly household goods, and pet products. It will also feature an all-organic sit-down eatery featuring salads, steam bowls, fresh juices, sandwiches, and specials.
Schnuck Markets to open two new stores in Evansville, Ind., area
Evansville, Ind. — Schnuck Markets plans to open two stores and remodel three locations in southwest Indiana, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.
Schnucks said it planned to invest more than $11 million in Evansville, Ind., which is the largest city in southwest Indiana. Chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck announced the plans at the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and dinner.
"We are getting close to an agreement that would allow us to replace our Evansville East store with a brand new, state-of-the-art facility," Schnuck said. "While we aren’t quite finalized yet, we are moving towards an agreement for this location."
Meanwhile, the remodels will take place in 2014, with the Evansville North, Evansville West and Green River Road stores scheduled for upgrades.