Report: Apple to relocate 20 stores
New York — Apple Inc. will shut down 20 stores and move them to new, larger locations, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said that the company is looking to relocate the stores in order to make them larger.
The company also will open 30 additional stores at new locations, mostly outside the United States, including its first location in Turkey.
Gander Mountain opens firearms superstore in Ohio
New York — Gander Mountain is giving more space to guns and related accessories at store at its store in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The outdoors retailer has renovated the location into the Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center.
The redesigned Reynoldsburg store offers thousands of new and used firearms, along with broad selection of firearms accessories, specialty apparel and ammunition. It has firearms specialists on duty to give shoppers personalized service.
“Gander Mountain is already recognized as the firearms experts, but with our latest Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center we are taking the experience of shopping for firearms and accessories to an entirely new level of selection and service,” said David Pratt, CEO of Gander Mountain, “We are excited to bring this new retail experience and opportunity to the people of Ohio and we’re confident that our unmatched selection and the expertise of our specialists will make this a premiere destination for those with an interest in firearms.”
According to reports, the retailer plans more of the firearms supercenter locations and is also testing stores that include shooting ranges and classes, called Gander Mtn. Academy.
Corner Bakery Café to open 16 locations in greater New York area
Dallas — Corner Bakery Cafe announced plans to open 16 restaurants in six counties in the greater New York City area as part of a recent multi-unit agreement with CBCWSNY. The group of restaurant operators plans to open its first restaurant in 2013 and the remaining sites over the next six years.
Corner Bakery Cafe opened 20 new cafes and signed another 125 cafes in 2012, raising the total to 147 open cafes and 288 cafes under development, as the company moves forward on its goal to double its U.S. footprint by the end of 2015.