Report: Athleta on expansion track
New York City — Athleta, the Yoga-inspired lifestyle athletic apparel brand for women owned by Gap Inc., plans to open stores in Chicago, Boston, Houston and Denver in 2012, according to Bloomberg.
In the report, Scott Key, senior VP and general manager, reiterated the company’s plan to open more than 50 Athleta stores by the end of 2013.
Starbucks moving closer to opening stores in India
New York City — Starbucks Corp. is closing in on its retail deal with India’s Tata Coffee Ltd., which makes and exports instant coffee and plantation coffee, Reuters reported.
Tata Coffee plans to open a Starbucks coffee shop by the end of this year, the report said.
Wingstop to open 14 new restaurants in Chicago
Richardson, Texas — Wingstop said Wednesday that it has signed two development agreements that will result in 14 new restaurants in the Chicago area.
The multi-unit development agreements include a three-store deal with an existing franchise group and an 11-store deal with Chicagoland Wing Kings.
“We expect to double our presence in the area over the next two to three years," said Bev Rich, senior director of franchise development, Wingstop.
Wingstop currently has 19 restaurants in the Chicago area.