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Trader Joe’s to open 3 stores in competitive markets
posted on Sep 23 16

traderjoesgettyTrader Joe’s will open new stores in three markets that will directly compete with newer small-store natural and organic concepts. A store in Bellevue, Wash., will compete with a new 365 by Whole Foods store, and openings planned for Culver City, Calif., and Allston, Mass., will vie with Sprouts Farmers Market and Ahold’s bfresh, respectively. Read the Supermarket News story here

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Dick’s Sporting Goods grows as other sports retailers fade
posted on Sep 23 16

Dick’s Sporting Goods has seen its stock soar more than 70% this year as rivals including Sports Authority close their doors. The retailer is the only remaining national sporting goods chain, and it’s in growth mode with the acquisition of Sports Authority’s brand, online operations and more than 30 former stores. Read the CNNMoney story here

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InterContinental, Marriott, Starwood lead development in Asia
posted on Sep 23 16

Hotel projects in Asia have dropped by 6% year-over-year. InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide remain the most active builders in the region. Read the Hotel Management online story here

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Hyatt Centric stable grows with 3 renamings
posted on Sep 22 16

hyatt-centric-key-westHyatt Hotels is converting three hotels –in New York, New Orleans and Key West, Fla. – from the Hyatt brand to Hyatt Centric. The locally themed hotels will join eight existing Hyatt Centric properties around the world, with three more planned for 2018. Read the Hotel Management online story here

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Cheesecake Factory prepares for New York City debut
posted on Sep 22 16

2qThe Cheesecake Factory will open its first New York City restaurant in October in the borough of Queens. The chain will hire about 285 employees for the 8,100-square-foot eatery, which will seat about 200. Read the Eater/New York story here

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