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Patrick Stringer, senior manager of global store development, shows us how the future of retail continues to evolve for the Under Armour brand. Read their story and much more in our January/February issue.

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Lightstone Group eyeing Moxy brand to drive growth
posted on Apr 01 15

Half of Lightstone Group‘s $2 billion investment to develop select-service hotels across the United States will be used to open six properties under Moxy, Marriott International‘s new millennial-focused brand, in 2017. Company officials said they are confident Moxy’s focus on the millennial segment will help the company weather any potential market changes. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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RLJ Lodging to pick up acquisition pace this year
posted on Apr 01 15

More asset purchases in high-growth markets are ahead for RLJ Lodging Trust, which freed itself of 18 non-strategic properties and added 15 new hotels in 2014. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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FED CON: Construction begins on $1B Orlando, Fla., airport expansion project
posted on Apr 01 15

A $1 billion expansion project for the Orlando, Fla., airport is underway that will include $211 million for a train depot and $118 million for a parking garage and “enhancements.” The lobby will also be renovated and a people-mover installed, with the project slated for completion by 2018. Read the Orlando Sentinel story here

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Starwood places its focus on unit growth in 2015
posted on Mar 31 15

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is accelerate its unit growth worldwide. Company officials said the decision to market three resorts in Fiji is in line with this new initiative, as it could use the proceeds from the sales to fund growth. Starwood also hopes to drive its expansion through the Element brand. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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Convenience food demand drives 7-Eleven’s D.C. growth
posted on Mar 31 15

Washington, D.C., is 7-Eleven’s biggest U.S. market for sales of wings, hot dogs, pizza, nachos and other convenience foods, a trend that has the retailer adding more than one new store each month in the nation’s capital. The company added 16 new stores in the D.C. area last year, and there are now 433 open or in the works. Read The Washington Post story here

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