Vitamin Shoppe to acquire Super Supplements
North Bergen, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Super Supplements, a specialty retailer of vitamin, mineral and supplements for approximately $50 million.
Super Supplements, headquartered in Seattle, operates 31 stores in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The acquisition expands the Vitamin Shoppe’s presence in the Pacific Northwest where it currently operates 17 stores.
Two new Nordstrom Racks in the works
Seattle — Nordstrom announced that it plans to open a Nordstrom Rack in downtown Washington, D.C., at the 1800 L Street, NW building. The approximately 35,000-sq.-ft. store is scheduled to open in spring 2013.
The retailer also plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Columbia Crossing in Columbia, Md., a shopping center that is owned and operated by Kimco Realty Corp. The approximately 40,750-sq.-ft. store is expected to open in spring 2013.
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Office Depot adds PayPal to online payment options
Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot has added PayPal to its selection of online payment options, giving customers a secure way to pay for purchases.
Using PayPal on the chain’s website simplifies the online checkout process by providing shoppers with a quick and secure option to pay for purchases without sharing financial information, Staples said.
PayPal can also help shorten the time needed to checkout as customers do not need to type the billing and shipping addresses or financial information that it is already stored securely in their PayPal account.