CSA Columnist: High gas prices + warm weather = low sales?
New York City — The latest column released by Chain Store Age contributor Jeff Green suggests that increases at the gas pump and a warmer-than-average winter could dampen consumer confidence and negatively impact sales.
Click here to read this week’s Retail Rap by Jeff Green.
Dunkin’ Donuts announces nine new restaurants in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb.
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts announced Monday the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with QSR Services for nine new restaurants in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb.
The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2017.
"We are excited to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Omaha and Lincoln and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here," said Bryce Bares, president, QSR Services.
Whole Foods Market to open in Lynnwood, Wash.
Lynnwood, Wash. — Whole Foods Market will open a store in Lynnwood, Wash., on March 15. It is the first Whole Foods location in the Pacific Northwest to use Glycol as a refrigerant, reducing the amount of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) produced by the store.
The store emphasizes a commitment to green practices and environmentally friendly construction, from the LED lighting to the locally sourced, reclaimed Douglas Fir wood visible throughout.