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SuperValu growth plans could include Save-A-Lot spin-off
posted on Aug 04 15

SuperValu will consider creating a separate, publicly-traded company for its Save-A-Lot discount grocery banner, in an effort to find more growth opportunities in a competitive industry. The Save-A-Lot chain has more than 1,300 stores nationwide, with plans to open 100 more by early 2016. Read The Washington Post story here

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Jones New York’s Canadian stores
posted on Aug 04 15

Canadian menswear retailer Grafton Fraser will acquire 35 Jones New York stores north of the border, despite heightened competition from foreign chains. The stores had been set to close, but now Grafton intends to expand the chain to 50 stores or more by 2020. Read The Globe and Mail story here

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Radisson Blu looks to expand across Latin America
posted on Aug 04 15

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is planning three more Radisson Blu hotels in Chile and Colombia. The group plans further expansion in Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Argentina. Read the Star Tribune story here

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Austin is in midst of Texas-size hotel boom
posted on Jul 31 15

The city of Austin, Texas, has added more than 2,000 upscale rooms since 2014, underscoring a hotel boom in the city. JW Marriott Austin, Hotel Van Zandt and South Congress Hotel are among the new properties that have opened or are coming to the city. Read The Dallas Morning News story here

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Brooklyn’s hotel pipeline may be too robust for demand
posted on Jul 31 15

Concerns are rising that hotel supply in Brooklyn will overshoot the demand for rooms, especially as building remains robust in Manhattan as well. A record 32 hotel properties are planned or under construction in Brooklyn. Read the Bloomberg story here

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