Nordstrom expands push into Canada with second Toronto store
Seattle — Nordstrom said Monday it will open a new namesake department store in Toronto in fall 2016, making its foray into the country a two-store debut.
The three-story, 188,000-sq.-ft. store planned for Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre will join a previously announced, smaller store in the city’s Sherway Gardens mall.
Nordstrom said late last year that it would open four full-sized Nordstrom stores in Canada – in Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto – starting in the fall of 2014. It said it would open more full-line stores and lower-priced Rack shops later.
7-Eleven acquires 46-store portfolio in South Carolina
Dallas — 7-Eleven announced Monday it has closed on the acquisition of 46 Hickory Point and Palms Stores from CB Mart.
While the terms of this particular deal haven’t been made public, the acquisition boosts 7-Eleven’s Carolinas store count to more than 100 and puts the c-store operator solidly on track to continue its accelerated growth plan. 7-Eleven earlier acquired 55 Sam’s Mart and 13 Fast Track stores in the two-state area.
"7-Eleven is committed to building its presence in the Carolinas and bringing our proprietary products to the acquired Hickory Point and Palms locations as the stores are converted to the 7-Eleven brand," said Stan Reynolds, 7-Eleven EVP and CFO.
Stater Bros. breaks ground on larger California supermarket
San Bernardino, Calif. — Stater Bros. announced Monday the construction start to its newest and most modern supermarket, slated to open in the Redlands Village Shopping Center — a grocery-anchored center being developed by Upland, Calif.-based Lewis Retail Centers in San Bernardino, Calif.
The 44,000-sq.-ft. store will replace a nearby store that is half that size. The larger format will allow wider aisles, outdoor seating and a variety of departments and amenities, and is slated to open in September.