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Sears to sell up to 300 stores to REIT this year
posted on Mar 03 15

Sears Holdings aims to raise more than $2 billion in cash by spinning off up to 300 of its stores into a real estate investment trust by June. Sears would lease the spaces back, but they could eventually house new tenants if the stores close. Read the Chicago Tribune story here

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FED CON: $200M biomass plant being built in Ga.
posted on Mar 03 15

Procter & Gamble and Constellation are partnering to construct a $200 million biomass plant in Georgia. Work has started and should be completed in 2017. The project is projected to create 500 construction jobs and will supply steam to P&G’s paper manufacturing facility as well as create electricity for a local utility. Read the BiofuelsDigest.com story here

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Tim Hortons parent eyes global growth amid rising sales
posted on Mar 02 15

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, reported a rise in same store sales for both brands in the fourth quarter. The company plans to expand Tim Hortons in the United States and internationally. Read The Toronto Star story here

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Chico’s to slow new-store openings
posted on Mar 02 15

Chico’s┬ásaid that along with closing about 35 stores this fiscal year ending January 31, 2016 that it plans to open about 40. The company, which operates 1,547 stores in the United States and Canada, opened 109 stores last year. Read the Reuters story here

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Tokyo Joe’s picks Tucson for first franchises
posted on Mar 02 15

Fast-casual Asian chain Tokyo Joe’s will expand outside its Colorado home with a franchisee who aims to open his first restaurant in Tucson, Ariz., by Independence Day. The menu includes sushi and build-your-own rice and noodle bowls. Read the AzBiz.com story here

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