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Walmart surpasses other retailers in online grocery
posted on Aug 22 19

Walmart boasted 62% more online grocery customers in June than Instacart, which is its closest competitor. By the end of the year, the retailer plans to offer grocery pickup at 3,100 stores and same-day delivery at 1,600 stores while also testing self-driving vehicle initiatives. Read the Supermarket News story here

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Thompson Toronto up for conversion to 1 Hotel
posted on Aug 22 19

Starwood Capital Group plans to open a new 1 Hotel in Toronto. The property will be the brand’s first in Canada. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here

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Malls look to find new uses for vacancies left by Sears
posted on Aug 22 19

Southlake Mall in Indiana is one of many malls scrambling to fill the space left behind by Sears as stores close across the country. Greenwood Park Mall has tore down spaces taken up by traditional anchors in favor of lifestyle centers and restaurants, while Orland Square Mall is opting for an AMC multiplex to take up its vacant Sears location. Read The Times of Northwest Indiana story here

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Why restaurants look to California for design ideas
posted on Aug 22 19

A number of restaurants from Atlanta to Paris boast designs inspired by California’s natural beauty and architectural styles. Restaurateurs are putting their own stamps on the style, which often features clean lines, light natural woods and muted palettes aimed at creating a mellow California vibe. Read the Eater story here

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Shake Shack to debut in NYC’s Theater District
posted on Aug 21 19

Shake Shack is opening a 3,268-square-foot restaurant in New York City’s Theater District. In addition to the ground floor eatery, the location will feature a mezzanine and outdoor seating for 152. Read the New York Post story here

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