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Saks to open renovated in-store men’s store in Boca Raton, Fla.

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York — Saks Fifth Avenue is set to unveil a newly renovated men’s store at its Boca Raton, Fla., location in the Town Center at Boca Raton on Nov. 20.

The renovations focus on several enhancements, including six new dedicated vendor shops from Corneliani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Armani Collezioni, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren Black Label, plus a denim shop and a new space for the exclusive Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s newly designed space is divided into sections focusing on different South Florida lifestyles. Design details include a handcrafted cerused oak floor from the Netherlands. A mix of found tables from Cliff Young, Julian Chichester and Lepere sit alongside accent chairs from Bright Furniture.

In a nod to menswear fabrics, linen and leather inspired wallcoverings are woven throughout the store. The accessories area will house inviting new display cases and sunglass walls with custom-made metal art screens. A hand-chiseled marble slab will serve as the focal point of the shoe space, with a sculptural Lindsey Adelman chandelier and custom banquettes for easily serviceable seating.

“Through these innovative renovations, Saks is thrilled to offer our customers exciting new lifestyle shopping experiences,” said Tom Ott, senior VP and general merchandising manager for men’s, home and gifts at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods to open in Batavia, N.Y.

BY Dan Berthiaume

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods will open a new store at Towne Center in Batavia, N.Y., on Nov. 1.

The Batavia location will be the retailer’s 37th store in the state of New York and its 548th nationwide.

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Petco opens first Mexico store

BY Dan Berthiaume

San Diego – Petco has opened its first store in Mexico and announced plans for continued expansion in Mexico and Latin America through a previously announced joint venture with Grupo Gigante of Mexico. Together, the companies plan to open as many as 50 Petco stores in Mexico and Latin America by 2020.

“For nearly 50 years, Petco has been a leader in providing pet lovers with the products, services and advice they need to help their pets live happy, healthy lives, and we’re excited to begin serving pet parents in Mexico and Latin America," said Petco CEO Jim Myers."We believe our pet specialty expertise, combined with Grupo Gigante’s strong knowledge and track record in Latin America, will be a powerful combination that will further drive our growth."

Grupo Gigante has business operations with Office Depot de México (office supplies), The Home Store (home & fashion stores), Gigante Grupo Inmobiliario (real estate management and project development), The Cup Stop (coffee shop express service), Restaurantes Toks (family restaurants), and Aling Pro (software and business management solutions. Terms of the joint venture were not disclosed.

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