Report: Sam’s Club looking to expand partnership with Apple
New York City — Apple Inc. and Sam’s Club are in early discussions to expand their partnership, possibly by adding in-store Apple shops in select Sam’s locations, according to a report on 9to5Mac, a website for Apple enthusiasts. Sam’s Club stores already sell iPhone, iPad, and iPod products.
The report, which cited unnamed sources, said that a range of plans are being discussed, including having Sam’s simply sell a broader range of Apple products without in-store features.
Target recently announced plans to test mini-Apple stores in 25 locations.
McCormick and Co. to open its first-ever retail store
Sparks, Md. — Spice and flavoring company McCormick and Co. will open its first-ever retail location, McCormick World of Flavors, at Harborplace in Baltimore.
The 3,800-plus-sq.-ft. store will display McCormick’s full line-up of products along with interactive and educational displays. Visitors will be invited to chart their personal flavor profile and explore the origins of spices, among other activities. The space will also include a demonstration area where McCormick’s own chefs and celebrity chefs will cook using McCormick flavors.
The merchandise mix will include the company’s spices and flavoring products, along with special cooking items and signature products.
“McCormick World of Flavors is a milestone for McCormick,” said president, chairman and CEO Alan Wilson, "What better way to communicate what we do than to allow visitors to experience it personally.”
Dunkin’ Donuts in deal for 11 stores in Denver, eight in El Paso
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with a newly formed subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC (Sizzling Donuts, LLC) for 11 new restaurants in Denver, and eight in El Paso, Texas.
The company also acquired two additional existing restaurants in El Paso.