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Nordstrom to open Rack store in Aventura, Fla.

BY CSA STAFF

Seattle Nordstrom said Tuesday it will open a 35,375-sq.-ft. Nordstrom Rack store at the Promenade Shops center in Aventura, Fla.

The store is expected to open in spring 2011.

Other tenants at the 300,000-sq.-ft. Promenade Shops include Michaels, Marshalls and Winn-Dixie.

The Nordstrom Rack at Promenade Shops will be located less than one mile from the Nordstrom store at Aventura Mall. The retailer currently operates nine Nordstrom stores and four Nordstrom Racks in Florida. Two additional Nordstrom Racks are scheduled to open later this year in the state, in Boca Raton on Sept. 23 and in Tampa on Oct. 7.

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Churchill China introduces Jamie Oliver collection

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NEW YORK Churchill China unveiled a new tabletop line from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver at the International Home and Housewares show last week, according to reports.

The collection features dinnerware designed for easy use by the home cook, reports indicate. Items in the collection are reported to be multi-functional, easy to store and durable.

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Easter costs (a little) more this year

BY CSA STAFF

Target’s Easter circular this year featured virtually all of the same categories and weighed in at 36 pages, but prices were increased in select areas including bags of Easter candy featured on the cover at $2.69 versus $1.99 last year. Candy may cost more, but the price of small bamboo baskets (75 cents), Easter grass (25 cents), 12-count unfilled plastic eggs (65 cents) and Peeps ($1.49) stayed the same.

Price increases were evident on asparagus, $1.99 versus $1.49 last year, Sutton Dodge bone-in roast, $6.99 versus $5.99 last year, Market Pantry frozen turkey at 99 cents versus 78 cents last year and Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup at 75 cents compared to 66 cents.

Prices on other directly comparable advertised food items that were featured both years remained constant and included strawberries ($1.99), Philadelphia Cream Cheese (99 cents), Archer Farms bread ($2.99) and a complete Easter feast ($59.99). Prices declined in a few cases, including whole pineapple at $2.50 this year versus $2.99 last year and Kraft jet-puffed marshmallows at 96 cents this year versus 99 cents last year.

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