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Whole Foods Market opens in Detroit

BY Marianne Wilson

Detroit — Whole Foods Market on Wednesday is scheduled to open a 21,506-sq.-ft. store in Detroit, in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The store, which is smaller than the chain’s typical footprint, features an expanded lineup of private-label products and lower prices designed to appeal to more budget-conscious shoppers, according to various reports.

"We’ve worked toward this day for nearly five years, constantly inspired by the positive energy and growth in urban farming, food artisans and local producers in Detroit," said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. "We are so proud to be part of the mix."

The store includes a community room, free store tours and healthy eating workshops, and regular community giving days. The new store features local and green design elements including using wood and salvaged brick from Reclaimed Detroit, tables made from old car and truck hoods, murals by local artists, and Motown records adorning register lights.

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Cabela’s to enter New York and Massachusetts

BY Marianne Wilson

Sidney, Neb. — Cabela’s Inc. continues to expand East with plans to open its stores in the states of New York and Massachusetts.

The hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise retailer will open an 88,000-sq.-ft. store in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga, N.Y., in fall 2014, and a similarly sized one in the Boston suburb of Berlin, in spring 2015. The exteriors of both locations will reflect Cabela’s signature log construction, stonework, wood siding, metal roofing and a large glass storefront.

In addition, the retailer announced it will expand its newer, smaller-footprint store, Cabela’s Outpost, to Lubbock, Texas. Construction of the 42,000-sq.-ft. store is scheduled to begin this fall with a summer 2014 opening.

Cabela’s Outpost stores are generally located in markets of less than 250,000 people. They are designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience, offering customers access to all Cabela’s merchandise via online order kiosks and an in-store pickup program.

Currently, Cabela’s operates 44 stores across North America. The company has now announced plans to open 16 locations over the next two years.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods opens Petaluma store

BY Staff Writer

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening a new store in Petaluma, Calif., with a three-day grand opening weekend celebration beginning Friday, June 7. The location be the retailer’s 28th store in the state of California and its 523rd nationwide.

"We’re pleased to be opening a new Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Petaluma, which will enable us to better serve the needs of athletes in the community," said Lauren Hobart , chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods..

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