REAL ESTATE

Superdry expanding U.S. footprint

BY CSA STAFF

New York City — Britain’s trendy fashion brand Superdry plans to open three stores in the United States by July.

New stores are slated to open at Valley Fair, Santa Clara, Calif., in late May; at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan in June; and at Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn., in July.

The company, which hopes to open 10 to 12 stores a year over the next four years, would like to open additional stores in the Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Miami markets, according to Women’s Wear’s Daily.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Anna’s Linens names Transplace as 2010 Business Partner of the Year

BY CSA STAFF

Dallas — Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced that Anna’s Linens has selected the third-party logistics provider (3PL) as its 2010 Business Partner of the Year.

Anna’s Linens recognized Transplace, which manages all of the specialty retailer’s domestic transportation activities, for delivering supply chain improvements via the 3PL’s managed services solution and logistics technology.

“Transplace is a valuable partner in the daily execution of our supply chain activities and consistently brings industry knowledge and thought leadership to the table. Through our partnership, we have significantly improved our supply chain and exceeded expense reduction expectations each of the last two years. said Miles Tedder, senior VP IT and supply chain for Anna’s Linens.

“The overall value of a Business Partner is not only achieving our goals for a given year, but also helping set the stage for our longer term strategic growth. Transplace exemplifies this characteristic. They are a partner in every sense and constantly bring industry knowledge and thought leadership to the table which has improved our supply chain,” said Alan Gladstone, chairman, president and CEO at Anna’s Linens.

Since 2008, Anna’s Linens has contracted Transplace to manage all inbound shipments to its distribution centers located in Texas, California, and North Carolina, as well as all outbound freight to its 271 stores, spanning 19 states. As a result of employing Transplace’s on-demand TMS, Anna’s Linens has successfully improved transportation processes and execution, which has increased freight visibility and cost savings, and improved efficiency across the retailer’s enterprise.

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REAL ESTATE

Fameco opens office in Philadelphia

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Plymouth Meeting, Pa. — Fameco Real Estate is opening an office in Center City, Philadelphia, to better accommodate the growth of its clientele in the market.

Fameco will be fully operational in the center city office at 1425 Walnut Street in early June. Fameco partners Jeffrey Cohen, Brandon Famous and Rick Schuch will spearhead this new initiative.

According to Famous, Fameco’s CEO and partner: “Fameco’s commitment to the growing number of landlords and retailers it represents in center city requires a greater presence in the market. Establishing an office in center city will allow us to live and breathe the market every day and provide our clients with the most in-depth and current market intelligence available.”

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