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Dunkin’ Donuts opens 75 U.S. locations in first half of 2010

BY CSA STAFF

New York City Dunkin’ Donuts opened 338 net new locations around the world in the first half of this year, including 75 in the United States, the chain said Wednesday.

CEO Nigel Travis said the privately held company is expanding its presence in existing markets and entering new ones, in an Associated Press report. Dunkin’ Donuts said it has committed to 72 new developments in the United States.

In the first half of the year, Dunkin’ Donuts signed multi-store development agreements in 14 U.S. markets, including Detroit; Miami; St. Louis; Chicago and others. Locations have opened in cities including Atlanta; Phoenix; Tampa and Raleigh, N.C.

The company has more than 9,000 restaurants in 31 countries.

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Target redesigns five Denver stores to focus on fresh food, value, convenience

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Minneapolis Target Corp. announced Tuesday that it has redesigned five Denver-area Target stores toward delivering one-stop shopping attributes.

The five stores — located in the Denver suburbs of Arvada, Aurora and Englewood, Colo., as well as in Boulder and Greeley, Colo. — feature an open-market grocery layout with increased fresh-food selections, and reinventions in several other areas throughout the store such as beauty, home, shoes and electronics.

Target said the redesigns offer 90% of the categories found in a grocery store, interactive displays and wider aisles to make shopping easier and more enjoyable.

“Target developed these concepts in response to guest feedback. This is one of the many ways we’re evolving our store design to deliver one-stop shopping and convenience for our guests,” said Tim Mantel, VP merchandising for Target.

In addition to the expanded fresh food layout, the beauty department features softer lighting and curved fixtures, as well as interactive screens to help shoppers select the right beauty products for their individual needs. The home department has added wider aisles and lower product fixtures offering easier navigation and enabling shoppers to see more of the department at a glance.

The shoe department provides better product visibility and more seating and mirrors. In electronics, video games are displayed on a tether system, allowing shoppers to browse and try games at their convenience.

In 2010, Target said it will add approximately 350 new and remodeled locations nationwide.

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Construction launches on Barstow Mall renovation

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Colton, Calif. Hodgdon-Miank Construction announced that it has started construction on the remodel of the Barstow Mall in Colton, Calif., including tenant improvements for the County of San Bernardino’s new social service office for the Transition Assistance Department and Children and Family Services.

According to David Miank, executive VP of Inland Empire-based Hodgdon-Miank Construction, the scope of work includes demolition and the reconfiguration of approximately 37,500 sq. ft. of space formerly occupied by Sears to make room for the county’s new offices located at the east end of the mall.

The tenant improvements should be completed Nov. 1, with plans to be open for business by Dec. 1.

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