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Kroger details store, online growth plans for Ohio
posted on May 31 16

Kroger will spend $290 million to open new stores and roll out a program for online shoppers in its Columbus, Ohio, division. The retailer’s “ClickList” system will let customers place orders online and pick them up at the store. Read The Columbus Dispatch story here

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Canada Goose aims to reach fans with branded stores
posted on May 31 16

Canada Goose will open its first branded retail stores in Toronto and New York City this year, choosing markets where the brand already has large numbers of fans. The brand sells online and through department stores, and sales in the United States jumped 30% last year. Read the The Globe and Mail story here

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90-acre, mixed-use project planned in Loveland, Colo.
posted on May 30 16

Water Valley Land Co. plans to turn 90 acres in Loveland, Colo., into a $500 million, mixed-use development that will include apartments, hotels, parking garages, a large movie complex, ice rink and office and retail space. Groundbreaking could occur next year, with the first phase finishing up in 2018. Read the BizWest story here

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Uniqlo sets its sights on U.S. growth
posted on May 27 16

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing will focus on raising its profile in the United States as it works to revive sales. The Japan-based fast-fashion retailer has said it plans to grow to 100 U.S. stores. Read the Reuters story here

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Starwood’s Le Meridien plans $300M in expansion, makeovers
posted on May 27 16

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, expects to spend at least $300 million on new and renovated properties, adding more than 30 new hotels to its current 100. The lifestyle brand will continue to emphasize North America and Asia Pacific. Read the TravelPulse story here

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