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Walmart surpasses other retailers in online grocery

Walmart boasted 62% more online grocery customers in June than Instacart, which is its closest competitor. By the end of the year, the retailer plans to offer grocery pickup at 3,100 stores and same-day delivery at 1,600 stores while also …

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Thompson Toronto up for conversion to 1 Hotel

Starwood Capital Group plans to open a new 1 Hotel in Toronto. The property will be the brand’s first in Canada. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here

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Malls look to find new uses for vacancies left by Sears

Southlake Mall in Indiana is one of many malls scrambling to fill the space left behind by Sears as stores close across the country. Greenwood Park Mall has tore down spaces taken up by traditional anchors in favor of lifestyle …

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Why restaurants look to California for design ideas

A number of restaurants from Atlanta to Paris boast designs inspired by California’s natural beauty and architectural styles. Restaurateurs are putting their own stamps on the style, which often features clean lines, light natural woods and muted palettes aimed at …

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Shake Shack to debut in NYC’s Theater District

Shake Shack is opening a 3,268-square-foot restaurant in New York City’s Theater District. In addition to the ground floor eatery, the location will feature a mezzanine and outdoor seating for 152. Read the New York Post story here

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New leadership shifts Big Boy back into growth mode

Big Boy Restaurant Group is on a mission to revive the once-iconic 75-unit restaurant brand after becoming part owner in a buyout last year. Changes include updated menus, a new fast-casual model and a focus on franchising to help the …

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Dormant Erie Canal-area club may become boutique hotel

A Gasport developer is looking to revive the vacant Tuscarora Club in the City of Lockport by turning it into a boutique hotel and special events center. Read The Business Journals story here

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Hard Rock plans 2020 opening of Madrid hotel

Hard Rock International has announced that the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid will open in 2020. The 159-room hotel will be conveniently located in the heart of the city, across from the Reina Sofia National Art Center Museum and next to …

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The North Face focuses on experience with new store format

The North Face has created a new store format with the opening of an 8,000-square-foot New York City location, and it plans to remodel most of its 100 existing stores in the coming years. The lighter, brighter store features products …

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Hy-Vee rolls out newest Fast & Fresh location

Hy-Vee cut the ribbon on its third Fast & Fresh store this week in Des Moines, Iowa. The concept offers prepared foods, groceries, gas and convenience store products on a smaller scale than Hy-Vee’s full retail locations, but on a …

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