REAL ESTATE

Cabela’s to build store in Rogers, Ark.

BY Staff Writer

Sydney, Neb. — Cabela’s announced plans to build a store in Rogers, Ark. The 100,000-sq.-ft. store, Cabela’s first in Arkansas, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012. The retailer also has also announced plans to build stores in Wichita, Kan., and Tulalip, Wash., as well as Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, all expected to open in 2012.

The building’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s traditional store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. A large glass storefront will allow customers to view much of the store’s interior as they approach the building.

The inside will highlight the company’s next-generation layout, which is designed to immerse customers in the outdoor experience and includes conservation-themed wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts displayed on a mountain with a built-in aquarium.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Cabela’s opened stores in Allen, Texas, April 14 and Springfield, Ore., May 4. In mid-August, the company will open a store in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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OPERATIONS

Luxottica acquires sunglass chain in Israel

BY Staff Writer

Milan — Luxottica Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Erroca, which operates more than 60 sunglass stores in Israel. Over time, the stores will be rebranded under the Sunglass Hut brand.

The deal marks Luxottica’s entry into the Israeli sunglass specialty store market, although the company already has a solid presence in the country through its wholesale division.

"This acquisition is strategically important to Luxottica, as it allows us to establish a meaningful retail presence in Israel, a very dynamic and fast-growing market," said Fabio d’Angelantonio, Luxottica Group’s executive VP, sun & luxury retail.

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Mar-23-2013 06:26 pm

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R.Jackson says:
Mar-23-2013 06:26 pm

Luxottica , You are delivering effective sunglasses that is why you are my favorite brand retailer . Regards, www.mezzmer.com

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STORE SPACES

HEB, Walmart and Denny’s to host electrical vehicle charging stations

BY Marianne Wilson

Austin — H-E-B, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Denny’s are among the companies that will host some 103 electric vehicle charging stations in Austin, Texas., allowing customers to plug in while they shop. The stations are part of Utility Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVerywhere network.

The charging stations are available for use by everyone with an electric vehicle. Austin Energy offers a $25 six-month subscription swipe card for unlimited charging at any network location. Otherwise, a credit card can be used for $2 per hour of charging.

“H-E-B is thrilled to be a part of the Plug-In EVerywhere program and continue to lead the way in green practices by helping to provide electric vehicle charging stations in Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVerywhere network,” said Leslie Sweet, H-E-B director of public affairs. “The Plug-in EVerywhere initiative will further extend H-E-B’s commitment to sustainability by providing charging stations in well-lit, safe locations at our stores that are easily accessible for the community’s use.”

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