Charlotte Russe, rue21 join Arkansas mall
Indianapolis Simon Property Group, owner of McCain Mall in North Little Rock, Ark., announced that Charlotte Russe and rue21 are opening stores in McCain Mall.
Charlotte Russe’s 4,330-sq.-ft. store will be the company’s first in the Little Rock area, and is slated to open on June 2. Rue21 will open a 6,000-sq.-ft. store in mid-May.
Current tenants Fame and Millennium Ladies Boutique have relocated to new spaces, and Foot Locker is set to debut a new location in May.
McCain Mall, a two-level regional mall, is anchored by Dillard’s, J.C. Penney and Sears.
Pathmark launches major savings event
MONTVALE, N.J. Pathmark unveiled its BIG SAVE event, which kicks off at all 144 Pathmark stores on May 1.
Savings throughout the store include Yellow Tag weekly price specials throughout the store, as well as thousands more items on Price Hold, which guarantee the same great low price from week-to-week for an extended time.
Pathmark is also running a special BIG SAVE Sweepstakes with prizes for four lucky winners including Two Panasonic Viera 50-inch Televisions, One Year of Groceries for free or the ultimate Grand Prize, a Mini Cooper convertible car.
Borders names head merchant for non-book products
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Borders Group announced that Michael Oprins has been named VP merchandising for non-book products. Oprins, who has been with the company for more than 18 years, is responsible in this newly created position for leading buying teams in non-book categories including: music, DVD, bargain, digital, newsstand, calendars, games, trend gifts and candy.
Oprins brings more than 25 years of retail experience to the position, including several leadership posts at Borders Group that have ranged over nearly two decades from Waldenbooks district manager and divisional merchandise manager to director of merchandising within the children’s and calendar businesses. In 2002, Oprins was named VP cafe operations, and two years later, was appointed VP Paperchase operations, where he developed and led the introduction of Paperchase gift and stationery shops in U.S. Borders superstores.