PGA Tour Superstore to open in Irvine, Calif.
Roswell, Ga. — PGA Tour Superstore will open its second store on the West Coast, a 50,000-sq.ft, location in Irvine, Calif., later this year.
"We are excited to be expanding into Southern California, which encompasses one of the nation’s most renowned golf areas in the country," said PGA Tour Superstore president and CEO Dick Sullivan.
With the addition of this store, the number of PGA Tour Superstores will increase nationwide to 17.
As the PGA Tour’s exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, PGA Tour Superstores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays and a putting green. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a tennis professional on staff for lessons and clinics. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA Tour features men’s, women’s and juniors’ apparel and footwear for golf and tennis.
PGA Tour Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., headquartered in Roswell, GA, and is a majority-controlled subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC.
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Retail Store of the Year: And the winners are…
New York — Simons, Canada’s eclectic and fashion-forward department store retailer, received top honors in Chain Store Age’s 31st annual Retail Store of the Year design competition. The company’s 118,000-sq.-ft. store in West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Canada, was named Store of the Year. Designed by figure3, Toronto, Simons also was the winning entry in the department store category.
Here is a complete list of the winning projects (all first place except where noted), which will be featured in a special section in the March issue of Chain Store Age and reviewed at CSA’s annual SPECS Conference (March 17 -20) in Dallas:
- Retail Store of the Year: Simons, Edmonton, Canada (Design: figure3, Toronto)
- Soft Lines (up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Ann Summers, London (Fitch, London)
- Soft Lines (Honorable Mention, up to 5,000 sq. ft): Puma, New York City (Plajer & Franz, Berlin; Nathan Lee Colkitt Architects, San Diego); and The Locker Room, London (Dalziel and Pow, London)
- Soft Lines (5,000 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft.): Aeropostle, Garden City, N.Y. (GH+A, Montreal)
- Soft Lines (over 15,000 sq. ft.): Joe Fresh, New York (Burdifilek, Toronto)
- Soft Lines (Honorable Mention, over 15,000 sq. ft.): Primark, London (Dalziel and Pow, London)
- Hard Lines (up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Telus, Laval, Quebec (figure3, Toronto)
- Hard Lines (over 5,000 sq. ft.): Aaron Brothers, West Hollywood, Calif. (Chute Gerdeman, Columbus, Ohio)
- Department Store: Simons, Edmonton, Canada (figure3, Toronto)
- Department Store (Honorable Mention): John Lewis, Exeter, U.K. (Dalziel and Pow, London)
- Discount/Mass Merchant: City Target, Seattle (Target Store Design, Minneapolis; with outside design consultants Fitch, Columbus, Ohio)
- Drug Store/Convenience Store: Walgreens, Chicago (Walgreens, Deerfield, Ill.)
- Supermarket: Longo’s, Toronto (Watt International, Toronto)
- Supermarket (Honorable Mention): Ole’, Chengdu, China (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Fast Food/Casual Dining: Buffalo Wild Wings, Cincinnati (Fitch, Columbus, Ohio)
- Fast Food (Honorable Mention): Double Wide Grill (Gruskin Architecture + Design, Springfield, N.J.)
- Restaurant: Hakkasan, New York City, (Gilles Et Boissier, Paris)
- Restaurant (Honorable Mention): Hyatt Regency Sway, Louisville, Ky. (FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati)
- Specialty Food: Tazo Tea, Seattle (Cubic, Burnsville, Minn.)
- Specialty Food (Honorable Mention): DFS Wine & Cigars, Singapore (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Showroom: Stuart Weitzman, New York City (TPG Architecture, New York City)
- Single Unit: AT&T Flagship, Chicago (Callison, Seattle)
- In-Store Shop: Beauty boutique in Shoppers Drug Mart, (Agence Tuxedo, Montreal);
- In-Store Shop (Honorable Mention): Paris womenswear in Costasnera, Santiago, Chile (Dalzier and Pow, London)
- Service (under 15,000 sq. ft.): National Bank of Canada, Toronto (Ruscio Studio, Montreal)
- Service (Honorable Mention, under 15,000 sq. ft. ): Laurentian Bank, Repentigny, Quebec City (Aedifica, Montreal)
- Service (greater than 15,000 sq. ft.): Cineplex Cinemas and VIP Cinemas, Windermere, (Shikatani Lacroix Design, Toronto)
- Warehouse Club: Makro Food Service, Hauhin, Thailand (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Cashwrap: Carlos Pazolini, New York City (Giorgio Boruso Design, Marina Del Ray, Calif.)
- Fitting Rooms (all first place): Aeropostale, Garden City, N.Y. (GH+A, Montreal); H&M, Miami Beach, Fla. (H&M, New York City); Simons, Edmonton, (figure 3, Toronto)
- Exterior (up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Papyrus, Toronto (Architect: Jencen Architecture, Cleveland, Ohio)
- Exterior (over 5,000 sq. ft.): El Palacio De Hierro, Villahermosa, Mexico (Architect: TPG Architecture, New York City); andLord & Taylor, Yonkers, N.Y. (Architect: Giorgio Borruso Design, Marina Del Rey, Calif.)
- Creative Use of Technology: McCormick World of Flavors, Baltimore (JGA, Southfield, Mich.)
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118,000-sq.-ft. store in West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Canada, was named Store of the Year. Designed http://babul-ilm.com by figure3, Toronto, Simons also was the winning entry in the department store category.
Checkpoint Systems introduces safer anti-theft label
THOROFARE, N.J. — Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of shrink management solutions, has introduced a new enhanced performance (EP) anti-theft EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) food label for supermarkets that is certified to be microwave safe.
The 4010 EP Food Label was designed specifically to protect fresh and frozen supermarket food. It has been certified as microwave safe and non-flammable by TUV Rheinland, an international service group that provides manufacturers with assessment and certification services to ensure product safety.
Extensive TUV testing revealed EAS labels from other manufacturers sometimes showed browning around the edges and in some cases even caught fire when placed in a microwave oven, making the food potentially unsafe for consumers. Checkpoint’s 4010 EP Food Label passed all TUV tests without incident.
“The new 4010 EP Label is designed specifically for food and offers optimized protection without risk,” said Farrokh Abadi, President & COO, Shrink Management Solutions Checkpoint. “By offering maximum protection and enhanced deactivation at the point of sale, food retailers can improve merchandise availability and enhance their consumers’ shopping experience while increasing sales.”
The 4010 EP Food Label can be applied through high-speed source tagging at the point of manufacture, or through in-store tagging. The new EAS label maintains its enhanced performance throughout the supply chain, including after being stored in a freezer.
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