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Bluemercury continues expansion in D.C., L.A.
posted on Jul 30 15

Beauty retailer Bluemercury will open a new store in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles this weekend and add three more stores in the Washington, D.C., area this fall, increasing its store locations to 67. The chain, which was recently acquired by Macy’s in a $210 million deal, has announced plans to expand to 79 locations by the end of 2015. Read the American City Business Journals/Washington, D.C. story here

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Travel industry contributed nearly $7.6T to global economy in 2014
posted on Jul 30 15

Statista.com data show that travel and leisure contributed $7.58 trillion to the global economy last year. Hawaii, Italy and Mexico are among the top destinations for luxury travelers. Read TheStreet.com story here

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Chatham buys two Residence Inn hotels
posted on Jul 29 15

Real Estate Investment Trust Chatham Lodging Group recently purchased the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano and the Residence Inn Boston from Claremont Cos. The purchase price was $55.5 million, or about $298,000 per room. Read the GlobeSt.com story here

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Acme Markets adds new markets with purchase of 76 A&P stores
posted on Jul 29 15

Acme Markets will expand its footprint in current markets and enter new markets with the purchase of 76 A&P stores. The deal with A&P, which recently filed for bankruptcy, includes Superfresh and Pathmark banners located in eastern Pennsylvania, New York, southern New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland. Read the Progressive Grocer story here

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Raley’s may enter urban market with smaller-format store
posted on Jul 28 15

The Raley’s supermarket chain is exploring various sites in downtown Sacramento, Calif., for smaller-format, farmer’s-market-style stores that would serve the unique needs of urban consumers. The store would be a return to the downtown area for Raley’s, which had a supermarket in midtown during the 1980s, and the company sees new development in the area as an opportunity for expansion and growth. Read The Sacramento Bee story here

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