STORE SPACES

Holiday Deadline Extension: Retail Store of the Year Design Competition

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City – Due to the holiday rush, Chain Store Age extended the deadline for its 30th annual Retail Store of the Year Design Competition until Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. IF YOU NEED AN ADDITIONAL FEW DAYS, please email Marianne Wilson at [email protected].

Eligible projects are those completed between November 2010 and December 2011. Chain Store Age invites design firms, retailers architects, and suppliers to submit entries,

Twenty-one competition categories are featured, ranging from supermarkets and discount/mass merchants to specialty stores and pop-up stores.

For more information and an entry form, click here.

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STORE SPACES

Callison acquires Barteluce Architects & Associates

BY Staff Writer

Seattle — Global architecture and design firm Callison has acquired New York-based Barteluce Architects & Associates.

The move expands Callison’s luxury retail client base and strengthens its delivery capabilities, expanding its New York team to about 75 architects.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Brookstone names chairman as interim president; appoints COO

BY Marianne Wilson

Merrimack, N.H. — Brookstone announced that Jackson Tai, chairman of the board, will also serve as interim president in the wake of the resignation of Ron Boire, the chain’s president and CEO. The company will undertake a search for a permanent successor for Boire, who resigned from Brookstone, effective Jan. 3, to join Sears Holdings Corp. as its new executive VP, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart Formats.

Brookstone also announced that James M. Speltz has been appointed as the company’s VP, COO. Speltz most recently served as the company’s VP business development and supply chain.

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