McCormick and Co. to open its first-ever retail store
Sparks, Md. — Spice and flavoring company McCormick and Co. will open its first-ever retail location, McCormick World of Flavors, at Harborplace in Baltimore.
The 3,800-plus-sq.-ft. store will display McCormick’s full line-up of products along with interactive and educational displays. Visitors will be invited to chart their personal flavor profile and explore the origins of spices, among other activities. The space will also include a demonstration area where McCormick’s own chefs and celebrity chefs will cook using McCormick flavors.
The merchandise mix will include the company’s spices and flavoring products, along with special cooking items and signature products.
“McCormick World of Flavors is a milestone for McCormick,” said president, chairman and CEO Alan Wilson, "What better way to communicate what we do than to allow visitors to experience it personally.”
Dunkin’ Donuts in deal for 11 stores in Denver, eight in El Paso
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with a newly formed subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC (Sizzling Donuts, LLC) for 11 new restaurants in Denver, and eight in El Paso, Texas.
The company also acquired two additional existing restaurants in El Paso.
Build-A-Bear Workshop opening second hospital location
St. Louis — Build-A-Bear Workshop will open a store in Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 27. This will be the chain’s second store located inside a hospital.
“When kids are sick or injured, making a new furry friend is a great way to take their mind off of their treatment and a teddy bear hug can help them feel better,” said Maxine Clark, company founder and chief executive. “We’re proud that Build-A-Bear Workshop can bring teddy bear hugs and a positive experience to the children of Sinai Hospital.”