STORE SPACES

J.C. Penney employs mannequins to fill empty space

BY Staff Writer

New York — As new CEO Ron Johnson works to transition the “old” J.C. Penney into a new era filled with shop-in-shops, he and his team have devised a way to keep the store looking fresh during the changeover: they use a lot of mannequins.

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OPERATIONS

Schimenti expands headquarters

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Ridgefield, Conn. — Schimenti Construction announced it has completed an expansion of its company headquarters in Ridgefield, Conn., doubling the size of the space from 10,000 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft.

The expansion also includes a redesign of the main floor with the creation of a new reception area. A new executive conference room has been added on the first floor, as well as new waiting areas on both floors. A training space has been incorporated into the new design and a new employee café features a Starbucks coffee bar.

The company said it is also in the process of relocating and expanding its New York City location and expects to have new, larger offices completed in early 2013.

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REAL ESTATE

Tesco set to sell or close all Fresh & Easy stores

BY Katherine Boccaccio

London — Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced Wednesday that the British supermarket retailer will likely sell or close its entire U.S. presence, which means that 199 Fresh & Easy stores could be shuttered or sold off.

According to multiple reports, Tesco is close to making the decision after five unprofitable years in the U.S. The retailer launched the concept in 2007, confident there was a niche for a grocery store with fresh food offerings formatted in a unique footprint that was smaller than a typical supermarket but larger than a c-store.

"It’s likely, but not certain, that our presence in America will come to an end," Philip Clarke, CEO, said. "This is a very major change for the business." Clarke said the U.S. exit would allow the company to refocus on its global portfolio.

Fresh & Easy CEO Tim Mason has resigned the company after 30 years; Mason is the son-in-law of former Tesco CEO Ian MacLaurin.

Tesco – the world’s No. 3 retailer – said it has appointed investment bank Greenhill & Co. to conduct a strategic review of the Fresh & Easy chain that could lead to the sale or closure of the near-200 stores.

Tesco, which trails France’s Carrefour and U.S. leader Wal-Mart by annual sales, said it had had a number of approaches from parties interested in acquiring either all or part of Fresh & Easy, or in partnering with the firm.

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