Peeps store opens at Mall of America
Bethlehem, Pa. — Peeps & Co., the retail division of candy-manufacturer Just Born, whose brands include Peeps and Mike and Ike, has opened a store at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota.
The new Peeps & Co. is designed to offer a fun, energy-filled retail experience that features customized music, lights, interactive displays, as well as current and historic video about the company’s candy brands. The merchandise includes a mix of branded apparel, accessories and gifts.
Peeps’ first store opened at National Harbor, Md., in 2009. A third store will open this spring at The Shoppes Sands, located next to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa.
Tag Heuer opens flagship in Aventura Mall
Springfield, N.J. — Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer opened its second North American flagship boutique, an 800-sq.-ft. space in Aventura Mall, Aventura, Fla.
The store is designed as a "lifestyle lounge" and is adorned with Tag Heuer accessories that range from vintage stainless steel cufflinks to the brand’s technologically advanced eyewear and communication devices.
Designed by architect Eric Carlson, the Aventura boutique allows shoppers to immerse themselves in the brand’s 151-year legacy. Staying true to the brand, the overall aesthetic marries sophisticated glamour and timeless interior design with customized wall displays made of dark zebrawood, finely hand-brushed aluminum, glass and cream leather.
Contrary to customary watch displays, Tag Heuer’s vitrines boast a gallery-like feel with integrations carved into the architecture — showcasing the product at eye level — ensuring that customers can shop in an effortless and comfortable manner. The brand’s motor-racing legacy also has a strong presence highlighting such automotive-inspired collections as the legendary Monaco or sporty Formula 1 line. Feminine styles are also housed in niche displays of their own.
Saks appoints Jack Stahl to board
New York City — Saks Inc. announced that Jack L. Stahl, 58, was appointed to the company’s board of directors effective Jan. 16. He also will serve on the audit committee of the board.
From 2002 through 2006, Stahl served as president and CEO of Revlon. Prior to joining Revlon, he spent over 20 years with The Coca-Cola Co.