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Brand refresh planned for more Famous Dave’s locations
posted on Jul 17 18

Famous Dave’s will expand a redesign to more locations after seeing a 16% sales increase at a Coon Rapids, Minn., location where it piloted the new look and menu. A store in Maple Grove, Minn., and a location in N.Y. are next in line for the refresh, which includes a lighter, roadhouse feel and 23 new menu items, including corn muffin tops and macaroni and cheese. Read the Star Tribune story here

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Hilton Canopy brand makes Texas debut
posted on Jul 17 18

The 150-room Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown has opened for business as the first Canopy property in Texas. Read The Dallas Morning News story here

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Nike’s latest concept marries personal, digital shopping
posted on Jul 17 18

Nike has opened a new concept store called Nike by Melrose in West Hollywood, Calif., that combines digital shopping with personalized services. The concept, dubbed Nike Live, uses customer preferences collected through its NikePlus app to curate merchandise selection, includes customized shopping features like the Nike Sneaker Bar and targets shoppers who like to exercise in style. Read the Los Angeles Times story here

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Walmart expands convenience store concept in Texas
posted on Jul 16 18

Walmart is opening a new convenience store in Plano, Texas, this week, with three more to open in Arlington, Lake Worth and Lewisville this year. The stores, located in Walmart Supercenter parking lots, are part of the retailer’s efforts to make shopping more convenient, in addition to offerings such as curbside pickup, pickup towers and online delivery. Read The Dallas Morning News story here

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Target adds Drive Up curbside service to 200 stores
posted on Jul 16 18

Target has brought its Drive Up curbside delivery service to 200 more stores in the Midwest and South, with a goal of adding it to almost 1,000 stores in time for holiday shopping. To use the service, customers fill out an order online then are notified when it is ready, pulling into a designated parking space for pickup. Read the Supermarket News story here

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