Peeps & Co. debuts
New York City Just Born, maker of the popular marshmallow candy brand Peeps, has opened its first-ever retail store, in the National Harbor development, in Oxon Hill, Md., a mall and convention center just south of Washington, D.C.
The store, called Peeps & Co., stocks a wide array of products, including Peeps-branded sweatshirts, plush toys, glasswear, and all manner of accessories. Yellow awnings, chick-shaped door handles and 3-D chick tilework behind the register tie into the Peeps-themed environment.
“This is a momentous occasion for Just Born, our family of associates, and fans of our candy, said David Shaffer and Ross Born, co-CEOs, Just Born, in a joint statement. “For years, we have seen tremendous growth and excitement for our brands, and received many requests for a store in just the right location. Peeps & Co. is proud to join the community near our nation’s capital.”
Report: Retail space opens up as big chains shrink
Los Angeles Empty retail space left from closed chains is providing opportunities for other retailers to expand their concepts. Retailers from Forever 21, Nordstrom Rack and Kohl’s are drawing up expansion plans for store space from companies including Circuit City and Linens ’N Things, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Report: Aldi expanding U.S. headquarters
New York City Aldi is planning to expand its headquarters in Batavia, Ill., with a new, 80,000-sq.-ft. building that will include offices, conference rooms for supplier meetings, and product sampling space.
The German-owned supermarket company is seeking city approval for the new six-story structure, which would be the tallest on its 56-acre campus, according to the Aurora Beacon-News.