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Macy’s CEO maps mall-based future for Backstage concept
posted on Apr 28 17

Macy’s plan to open 30 more in-store Backstage shops this year is part of a strategy to create mall-based competition to off-price retail operator TJX. Read the CNBC story here

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AccorHotels sees signs of a turnaround in France
posted on Apr 28 17

AccorHotels says hotel occupancy in France is on the rise after a steep decline in demand following a series of terrorist attacks. Worldwide, AccorHotels reported first quarter revenue growth of 35%, with a 7.4 percent like-for-like rise. Read the Reuters story here

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Disney considers development of Star Wars resort hotel
posted on Apr 27 17

Disney is asking guests whether they would stay at a hotel resort inside Star Wars Land, which will open at Walt Disney World‘s Hollywood Studios in 2019. Guest rooms would be designed to look like the interior of a starship. Read the Business Insider story here

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IHS report: Construction costs up for 6th consecutive month in April
posted on Apr 27 17

Construction costs rose in April on price strength in materials and equipment, according to IHS Markit and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index registered 57.0 in April, the sixth consecutive month of rising prices, and up from the 53.9 reading in March.  (more…)

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Fuddruckers parent debuts a new restaurant format
posted on Apr 26 17

Luby’s has unveiled a new Fuddruckers format in the Houston market that it’s calling the future of the brand. The 147-seat eatery includes three self-ordering stations and an open kitchen facing a bar with counter seating. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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