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Riley Hotel Group president Joseph Moffa goes inside how the company is building and sustaining partnerships in the hospitality market’s recent revolution. Read its story and much more in our March/April issue.

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Nordstrom aims to raise the bar at flagships
posted on May 22 15

Nordstrom opened an upscale bar in its Seattle flagship last week, as part of an ongoing renovation project designed to make the store, along with its San Francisco and Chicago flagships, more appealing to international shoppers. Read the American City Business Journals/Seattle story here

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Kroger plans $464M Ind. expansion
posted on May 22 15

Kroger will invest $464.6 million in the central Indiana market over the next few years, adding 11 new stores and 16 new gas stations, remodeling or expanding 22 existing stores and building a regional training center in Indianapolis. The nine-county effort includes seven new Kroger Marketplace stores and will create 3,440 permanent jobs in the state. Read the ABC News/The Associated Press story here

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AmericInn to drive growth through evolution
posted on May 21 15

AmericInn will adapt to the needs of its guests to maintain the healthy growth the company achieved last year. Among AmericInn’s growth strategies this year are a greater focus on its website and a new “Easy Rewards Elite” tier in its loyalty program. Read the Hotel Management online

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IKEA to test small-store concept in Ontario
posted on May 21 15

IKEA will open a 20,000-square-foot store in London, Ontario, this year, where shoppers will be able to browse and buy on in-store tablets, pick up online orders and get support for sales, assembly and room planning. It will be the smallest store for the Swedish furniture retailer, whose standard stores can top out at 340,000 square feet. Read The Toronto Star story here

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Chipotle, partners to expand Pizzeria Locale to 4 units
posted on May 20 15

The fast-food pizza concept Chipotle has developed in partnership with two Boulder, Co., restaurateurs is opening in Cincinnati this fall. Kenwood Mall will be the location for the fourth Pizzeria Locale, which serves customized Neapolitan-inspired pizza put together in an interactive serving line and baked in two minutes. There are two in Denver, and one will open in Kansas City in July, just before the Kenwood location. Read The Cincinnati Enquirer story here

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