CityTarget in Chicago to feature Pret A Manager
New York City — Target announced that the British take-out chain Pret A Manager will open a location in CityTarget in Chicago.
The new, smaller Target format is set to open in the Windy City in 2012.
“We believe Pret A Manger will help us provide guests in downtown Chicago with the exceptional, complete shopping experience they have come to expect from Target,” said Annette Miller, senior VP grocery for Target. “Our Chicago CityTarget guests can pop in for a fresh sandwich or salad during their regular visits to our store for groceries or apartment essentials.”
Payless ShoeSource to rebuild Joplin, Mo., store
Topeka, Kan. — Collective Brands’ Payless ShoeSource announced that it will rebuild its tornado-demolished store in Joplin, Mo., with a new 3,100-sq.-ft. store at the same location.
“The people of Joplin have been through a great loss and they need the support of many to build-back all that was lost," said LuAnn Via, CEO and president of Payless. "They are now energized by their future and focused on rebuilding a community even better than before. And we’ll be there with them. Payless has been a member of Joplin for 18 years with two store locations, and we intend to remain a key member of the community. We are pleased to open this new store, which is a focal location for us in Joplin and frequented by many shoppers."
Zale and Vera Wang team up for jewelry line
Dallas — Zale Corp. and designer Vera Wang announced they are teaming up on an exclusive line of diamond bridal jewelry.
The new Vera Wang Love collection will include diamond engagement rings, matching wedding bands and solitaire bridal jewelry. Each ring will have the Vera Wang Love logo, and every engagement ring will include a blue sapphire.
The collection will be sold only at Zale stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The jewelry will be in United States and Puerto Rico stores in October.