Rue21, others to open at Applegate Ranch
Atwater, Calif. Rue21, Affection Clothing and Sky Nails will open at Applegate Ranch Shopping Center in Atwater, Calif., as announced by the center’s owner Regency Centers, based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Rue21 leased 7,000 sq. ft. of space, and will be joined by women’s clothing and accessories retailer Affection Clothing, which leased 2,975 sq. ft., and Sky Nails salon, which will open in 1,767 sq. ft.
Affection Clothing and rue21 are slated to open in August while Sky Nails is slated to open this fall.
Walgreens now in all 50 states
DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens’ foray into Alaska becomes official on July 12 with the grand opening of its new store in Wasilla. The event also marks the company’s presence in all 50 states.
The Wasilla store, along with two Anchorage locations that will open in August, includes products from local vendors, ranging from coffee and moose nuggets to ulus and fishing supplies, according to a company press release. All three Walgreens Alaska stores opening this summer will offer drive-through pharmacies, as well as heated sidewalks, heated parking spaces for people with disabilities and heated aprons around the front doors.
“With an aging population and baby boomers in their 60s, Alaska’s demand for pharmacy services is growing every year,” said Bruce Philipp, Walgreens district manager for Alaska. “We’ll help meet that need with services that aren’t currently offered in the state, such as 24-hour prescription service and drive-through pharmacies that are especially helpful to the elderly, parents of small children and people who have their pet in the car with them. We even can provide medications for your pets to make caring for them easier, too.”
Target(ing) back-to-school trends
MINNEAPOLIS Target is gearing up for back-to-school and back-to-college season, touting its latest offerings in school supplies, fashion and dorm room decor.
Target’s efforts to position itself as a back-to-school leader include a new line of notebooks, binders, highlighters and backpacks from Italian artist Simone Legno, new designs in boys and young men’s fashion from the from the Shaun White 4 Target collection and dorm room solutions from designer Dror Benshetrit.
“At Target we know that the back-to-school and back-to-college season can be hectic for families,” says Kathee Tesija, EVP Target. “We strive to make it easy for families by offering the convenience of one-stop shopping and a wide product assortment of affordably priced and stylish products that meet students’ needs from kindergarten through college.”
Target predicted a number of trends for the season and pointed to products it had available to satisfy students’ tastes. For eco-conscious students, for example, Target said it is offering Ecogear Organic Cotton Ecozoo backpacks in animal shapes for the youngest students for $29.99.