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Long John Silver’s to get a new look

Long John Silver’s will transform its brand this spring, with new interior and exterior designs, digital drive-thru menu boards and new menu items, including grilled seafood. New menu items will also include seafood tacos and bowls. Read the Nation’s Restaurant …

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Le Duff America to sell Canadian coffee, muffin chains

Montreal-based MTY Food Group will acquire Canadian restaurant concepts Timothy’s World Coffee and Mmmuffins from Le Duff America, the US affiliate of French company Groupe Le Duff. The sale comes as Le Duff focuses its efforts on launching its Brioche …

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FAO Schwarz to start opening shops in China this year

FAO Schwarz has returned to growth mode after shuttering its iconic New York City store two years ago, with plans to expand internationally. The retailer will partner with Chinese distributor Kidsland to open stores in Beijing and Shanghai in 2018, …

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Marriott sees strong demand for luxury brands

Marriott packed its pipeline with 125,000 rooms last year, many in the luxury segment. Read the Hotel News Now story here

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Shake Shack aims to grow to 320 units by 2020

Shake Shack plans to open up to 35 new U.S. restaurants this year, marking its biggest expansion year to date. The chain expects to grow to 200 U.S. locations and 120 international restaurants by 2020. Read the CNBC story here

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Kroger cooks up a plan to play in the restaurant arena

Kroger has launched a Culinary Innovation Center in Cincinnati to focus on prepared food innovation and position itself as part of the restaurant industry. In-store restaurants were on track to grow 3.5% in 2017 and book sales of about $42.3 …

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Penney’s to shutter 8 stores, leave Puerto Rico location closed

J.C. Penney will close eight U.S. stores and won’t reopen one of seven stores in Puerto Rico that were closed when Hurricane Maria hit the island last fall. The retailer announced earlier this week that it would shutter a Wisconsin …

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Marriott plans to double footprint in China

Marriott has 300 properties in its China pipeline, adding to the brand’s 300 hotels already operating in the country. Read The Real Deal online story here

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ALDI renovating stores, seeking locations in St. Louis

ALDI is renovating its stores in the St. Louis market and is also seeking expansion locations nearby. Officials in at least two St. Louis suburbs say ALDI has taken an interest in development sites in their areas. Read the St. …

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Macy’s debuts pop-up marketplace concept

Macy’s has created a new in-store pop-up concept called The Market @ Macy’s, to offer brands temporary space on the ground floor to showcase their products. Macy’s employees staff the shops for the brands, which pay a one-time fee and …

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