Dick’s Sporting Goods to anchor Hadley Center
South Plainfield, N.J. — National Retail & Development Corp. announced Tuesday that Dick’s Sporting Goods will anchor Hadley Center in South Plainfield, N.J., joining current anchors Target, Kohl’s, Regal Cinemas and Marshalls.
Dick’s will occupy 50,175 sq. ft. and plans to open in late summer 2013, which brings Hadley Center to 100% leased.
The 542,000-sq.-ft. Hadley Center is located in a 1.4 million-sq.-ft. mixed-use development, home to more than 120 companies.
Marco’s Pizza to open new restaurant in Denver
Denver — The Zall Co. said Wednesday that Marco’s Pizza will open a new restaurant in Denver, marking the ninth Colorado location for the chain.
The latest unit will join Which Wich, Noodles & Co. and T-Mobile at a retail project located between Gaylord and York Street on E. Colfax.
Report: Duane Reade leverages social media to boost sales
NEW YORK — Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has increased Duane Reade brand hosiery sales by close to 20% thanks to a seven-week social media campaign launched in November to raise awareness of those products — produced by Doris Hosiery Mills.
Dubbed the "Show Us Some Leg" contest, Duane Reade’s VIP Blogger Team helped to create more than 10.9 million impressions by encouraging entrants to upload their original photos wearing Duane Reade-brand hosiery via a Duane Reade Facebook page application, according to a report published by Business2Community on Monday.
“User-generated content or consumer-generated media is not only more trust-worthy; it also runs throughout the shopping experience and afterward," Calvin Peters, online/public relations manager of Duane Reade, told the news site.