REAL ESTATE

Carson Pirie Scott to renovate Randhurst Village location

BY CSA STAFF

Mount Prospect, Ill. The Bon-Ton Stores announced its Carson Pirie Scott Randhurst Village store located in Mount Prospect, Ill., will undergo a two-year renovation to coincide with the redevelopment of Randhurst Village into an open-air, lifestyle center with retail, restaurants, entertainment and a hotel.

The three-level, 205,000-sq.-ft. store is slated for a complete remodel to complement the new look of the center. The project is scheduled to commence this summer and be completed in the fall 2010.

Bud Bergren, Bon-Ton president and CEO, said, “We are very excited and pleased about the renovation to our Carson Pirie Scott store. We believe the new lifestyle Randhurst Village will be a premiere retail center and very inviting for our customers in this market. We are also pleased that we will have the capacity to offer a greater selection of merchandise as a result of the renovation.

“The primary objective of our remodel is to reallocate space and realign departments to maximize productivity and create a new environment that enhances the customer’s shopping experience. We look forward to our customers’ response.”

The Bon-Ton Stores operates 280 stores, including 12 furniture galleries, in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates; In Detroit, it operates as Parisian.

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It’s a man’s world at Walmart

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. Walmart is using the man cave concept as part of its Father’s Day promotion. Starting June 14, the company is offering on Blu-Ray players and movies, video game bundles and tools, among other products geared at providing dad with all he needs for his own space in the house or garage.

Also starting this June 14, Walmart will be the first retailer next to Dell to introduce the new, smart-looking Dell Studio One(TM) 19 touch screen desktop – one of the newest additions to a re-designed Walmart electronics department.

Walmart further gets into the man cave promotion with an online poll asking visitors to Walmart.com to vote on where the most popular man caves at home reside.

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A&P raises $320K for community food banks

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MONTVALE, N.J. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced that it raised $320,000 through its “Check Out Hunger” campaign, which helps fight hunger and poverty by benefiting community food banks throughout the Northeast.

“We are extremely proud that so many of our customers contributed to the fight against hunger and poverty through our ‘Check Out Hunger’ campaign,” said Jennifer MacLeod, SVP marketing and communications,  A&P.  “A&P is truly dedicated to this cause, and the support from our customers and employees has been tremendous.”

The annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign begins in late September and runs though the end of January at all A&P, SuperFresh, Waldbaum’s, Pathmark and The Food Emporium stores.  During check-out, shoppers are invited to contribute to “Check Out Hunger” by making $1, $3 and $5 donations.

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