REAL ESTATE

Ikea opens Miami-Dade store

BY Marianne Wilson

Sweetwater, Fla. — Ikea will open its first store in the Miami-Dade region of Florida on Aug. 27.

Ikea Miami is the home furnishings company’s fourth store in Florida, 39th in the United States, and 361st worldwide. The 416,000-sq.-ft. Ikea Miami features the largest rooftop solar array in South Florida.

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REAL ESTATE

CSA to name ‘Top Redevelopers’ for 10th straight year

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New YorkChain Store Age is conducting its 10th annual survey of the Top Redevelopers in the United States. Survey results, which measure renovated and redeveloped projects completed within the last 12 months (June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014), will appear in the November 2014 issue of Chain Store Age.

Deadline for submission is September 15, 2014. To enter, click here.

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Food Lion to remodel 45 Greenville, North Carolina, stores

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Salisbury, N.C. — Delhaize America banner Food Lion has unveiled a new shopping experience for customers in 31 stores in the greater Wilmington, North Carolina, market, and has announced plans to remodel 45 stores in Greenville as part of the grocery’s "Easy, Fresh and Affordable…You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day" strategy.

"Since announcing our new strategy, we’ve been doing a lot across the Food Lion chain to create positive change,” said Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Food Lion. “We’re proud to continue that momentum by launching the first market of enhanced stores that bring all the elements of our new strategy to life to make shopping easier for customers."

The remodeled stores have added new assortments, set off by new yellow signage, and have improved checkout technology to speed transaction time. Larger display screens allow customers to see items and prices as they’re scanned and the chain has added more associates to bag groceries for customers.

Food Lion will continue to roll out storewide enhancements in markets over time.

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