Gander Mountain to open firearms store in Minnesota
New York — Gander Mountain will open Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center in Rogers, Minn., in late April. It will be the company’s 12th store in the state, but its first dedicated to firearms.
Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center will buy and sell a huge selection of used firearms and is staffed by firearms specialists on duty to give shoppers more one-on-one service.
“Gander Mountain is already recognized as the firearms experts, but with our latest Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center we are taking the experience of shopping for firearms and accessories to an entirely new level of selection and service,” said David Pratt, CEO of Gander Mountain, “We are excited to bring this new retail experience and opportunity to the people of Minnesota and we’re confident that our unmatched selection and the expertise of our specialists will make this a premiere destination for those with an interest in firearms.”
Century 21 to unveil expanded Manhattan flagship
New York — Century 21 Department Store will unveil its expanded flagship location in downtown Manhattan on April 9. The retailer has added three new selling floors, for a total of six floors and over 225,000 sq. ft. of shopping.
The newly expanded location will feature The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf café, and a new M.A.C Cosmetics store on the ground floor. Additional updates include renovating store fixtures and decor, creating extra fitting rooms and widening aisles to create a more spacious shopping atmosphere. Revamps will continue through spring as the retailer finishes renovations on its shoe department, making it even easier for guests to navigate.
"The redesign is all part of our commitment to deliver the best possible shopping experience," said Raymond Gindi, CEO of Century 21 Department Store.
The company also operates several stores in the New York City metro area and New Jersey.
Best Buy to open in-store Samsung shops
Richardson, Texas — Samsung Electronics and Best Buy Co. have entered into a partnership to install Samsung in-store shops in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the U.S. beginning this month.
By early May, 900 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores will feature the “Samsung Experience Shop,” with the remainder launching by early summer.
The shops, which will feature Samsung’s full range of mobile products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected cameras and accessories, will vary in size, with the largest being approximately 460 square feet. Within the larger shops, the Samsung Connected Solutions area will offer a place for customers to see how easily Samsung devices connect and share content across multiple screens.
“We look forward to showcasing Samsung products in the Samsung Experience Shop in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations. This is part of our Renew Blue transformation strategy – working closely with vendor partners to innovate and drive value, while also updating our stores to focus on growing and profitable categories,” said Shawn Score, head of U.S. retail for Best Buy.