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Study: Expansion plans hit four-year high; Subway, Five Guys, Dollar General to open most stores in next 24 months

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — The store opening plans of retailers hit a four-year high in July, according to the August edition of the National Retailer Demand Monthly report from RBC Capital Markets and Retail Lease Trac.

Retailers in the RBC database currently plan to open 78,325 stores over the next 24 months, which represents an 11% increase over openings projected at the end of 2011, and a 0.6% increase over June’s level.

Subway, Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries and Dollar General head the list of the retailers that plan to open the most stores over the next 24 months, according to the report, followed by Family Dollar and Pizza Hut.

The retailers that plan to grow the most over the next 24-months as a percentage of their existing store base are an eclectic group and include Children’s Orchard, Cash Store, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 4G Wireless, Smashburger, Gold Max of California and Charming Charlie.

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Reebok Fit Hub makes U.S. debut

BY Staff Writer

New York — Reebok has opened its first Reebok Fit Hub in the United States, on Fifth Avenue at 37th Street in Manhattan.

The 2,500-sq.-ft. store is located on the top of a Reebok CrossFit Box gym, which is on the street level. It sells a wide range of fitness apparel and footwear for men and women. Customers can also get fitness advice from in-store experts.

Designed by Reebok’s global environmental design division based on a concept by Ziba, Portland, Ore., Fit Hub has a raw, industrial look, with an exposed ceiling.

Reebok first debuted the Fit Hub concept in 2011, with locations in Korea and Russia. It opened a third site, in Dubai, this year.

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joay111 says:
Mar-06-2013 03:56 pm

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M.Pacquiao says:
Dec-04-2012 05:43 am

The fourth fight that everyone wants to see is almost here and when the two fighters step in the ring fans will watch Pacquiao vs Marquez live and be entertained. Pacquiao and Marquez are training hard so this will surely be exciting.

M.Pacquiao says:
Dec-04-2012 05:43 am

The fourth fight that everyone wants to see is almost here and when the two fighters step in the ring fans will watch Pacquiao vs Marquez live and be entertained. Pacquiao and Marquez are training hard so this will surely be exciting.

M.Pacquiao says:
Nov-24-2012 12:06 am

I've been hearing so many people talk about Pacquiao's next fight versus Marquez. It's the fourth time they meet but every fight has been close. I'll watch Pacquiao vs Marquez online when it happens because I find it's more convenient to watch it on a computer. There will definitely be many other people watching Pacquiao vs Marquez streaming, and we will all be treated to something special.

M.Pacquiao says:
Nov-24-2012 12:06 am

I've been hearing so many people talk about Pacquiao's next fight versus Marquez. It's the fourth time they meet but every fight has been close. I'll watch Pacquiao vs Marquez online when it happens because I find it's more convenient to watch it on a computer. There will definitely be many other people watching Pacquiao vs Marquez streaming, and we will all be treated to something special.

J.Carter says:
Oct-13-2012 02:11 am

Most of the boxers trained at Reebok CrossFit Box Gym, and Pacquiao could also trained here for the upcoming of his fight, the pacquiao vs marquez 4 on December.

J.Carter says:
Oct-13-2012 02:11 am

Most of the boxers trained at Reebok CrossFit Box Gym, and Pacquiao could also trained here for the upcoming of his fight, the pacquiao vs marquez 4 on December.

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Uniqlo to relaunch mall expansion with opening of store in Westfield Garden Plaza

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Uniqlo will open a location in Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping center, Paramus, N.J., on Sept. 28. The new store will occupy a 43,000-sq.-ft. space with two levels, and feature a separate dedicated entrance and a prominent façade. It will serve as the prototype for Uniqlo’s mall expansion strategy.

Leading up to the opening, beginning Aug. 27 and continuing through Sept. 27, Uniqlo will operate a temporary store at the mall. The pop-up, designed to resemble a futuristic cube, will be located at the food court.

The Westfield Garden State Plaza location will be the company’s second foray into New Jersey, the first being back in 2005, when the brand was still unknown in the United States.

“Following the immense success of the first New York location, we revised our strategy for the U.S. market and decided to close the three small New Jersey locations to launch large scale flagship stores in targeted areas of Manhattan,” explained Uniqlo U.S. CEO Shin Odake The three popular Uniqlo Manhattan locations have built a dedicated fan base in the New York tri-state area making it the perfect time to re-launch the brand’s innovative modern style in shopping malls across the U.S.”

Currently, Uniqlo operates three U.S. stores, all of them freestanding locations in New York City. In addition to the Paramus store, the company is also opening a store in San Francisco this fall. For more on San Francisco, click here.

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