Sam’s Club moving to bigger location in Anchorage
New York — Sam’s Club will host a grand opening celebration on Thursday, Sept. 5, at its new location in Anchorage. At 145,000 sq. ft., the new club will be more than 50% bigger than the former Anchorage location.
The new club has been constructed to include many environmentally friendly features. Energy-efficient fixtures, including daylight-harvesting skylights, reduce the amount of energy required to light the club by up to 75% daily.
“We’re adding approximately 50,000 sq. ft. with the new club,” said club manager Douglas McIntosh. “Now our members can access all the features a full-size Sam’s Club has to offer. We’re excited that we’re now offering a pharmacy, a hearing aid center, a fresh bakery, a members-only fuel station and other services.”
Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Kansas Turnpike
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts continues its growth in non-traditional locations with the opening of two locations on the Kansas Turnpike with franchisee Rosenfield Restaurants. A third is scheduled to debut in October.
“Bringing Dunkin’ Donuts to service plazas around the country is just one great example of how our brand is taking successful elements of our traditional locations and translating them into alternative points of distribution,” said Grant Benson, VP of franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands.
Dunkin’ Donuts currently has over 500 non-traditional locations, including mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, college campuses and military bases.
Dick’s Sporting Goods to open in Duluth, Minn.
Pittsburgh — Dick’s Sporting Goods will celebrate the opening of its new store in Duluth, Minn., beginning on Sept. 6.
The Duluth location will be the retailer’s ninth store in the state of Minnesota and its 529th nationwide.