idX to acquire Impressions Marketing Group
St. Louis — idX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of consumer environments, has signed an agreement to acquire Impressions Marketing Group, Lorton, Va., a graphics, custom fixture and décor business.
Impressions founder, president and CEO Rick Gerber and MIS director Terry Phillips will assume key management roles with the new division, with specifics still to be determined. Dave Mueller, executive VP and general manager of idX Dayton, will also assume a management role in the division, in addition to his current responsibilities.
Parametric’s directed sound going into more Build-A-Bear Workshop stores
San Diego, Calif. — Parametric Sound Corp. announced that Build-A-Bear Workshop will include the company’s directed-sound product, HyperSound, in an additional 20-25 newly designed stores that it plans to open across North America this year. The stores have received rave reviews since the retailer unveiled its new interactive design in six locations in the fall of 2012.
HyperSound immerses listeners in a robust 3D audio experience from just two speakers
By 2014, Build-A-Bear Workshop expects to refresh 40 to 50 locations with either full or partial elements of the new design format.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery plans store redesign
Memphis — Specialty restaurant operator Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is launching a store remodeling initiative that will include more than 20 corporate locations in the first half of 2013 and then expand to franchise locations.
The remodel package, designed by Louis & Partners Design, will encompass external and internal changes. Perkins operates 416 restaurants in 34 states and Canada.