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Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s plans to open 150 units in 2022
posted on Oct 19 21

Traditional franchise openings underpin Tropical Smoothie Cafe‘s plans to open 150 units in 2022, up from its goal of 130 units this year. QSR

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Best Buy to acquire tech firm Current Health
posted on Oct 19 21

Best Buy will acquire UK tech firm Current Health, as the retailer moves further into the health care category. Current Health, which works with telehealth and remote patient monitoring, will join a roster of health care acquisitions for the retailer, including connected health device maker and emergency responder GreatCall and senior care firm Critical Signal Technologies. CNBC

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Target wants to add its cool factor to grocery
posted on Oct 18 21

Target‘s rapid grocery growth is being built on the same “cool factor” that has earned the retailer a cult following in many nonfood categories, and future strategy calls for “generating guest love in food and beverage by leaning into the strengths that differentiate us.” Progressive Grocer

 

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Zales parent Signet to buy 22-store Diamonds Direct USA for $490M
posted on Oct 18 21

The owner of Kay Jewelers and Zales agreed to buy Diamonds Direct USA Inc. from Blackstone Inc. and other shareholders for $490 million, betting on a robust return of the U.S. bridal business as pandemic restrictions subside. BNN Bloomberg

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Pittsburgh International Airport breaks ground on $1.4B new tech-forward terminal
posted on Oct 18 21

Pittsburgh’s airport of the future is officially under way. Officials broke ground on a new 700,000 square-foot terminal project, marking Pittsburgh International Airport as the first terminal in the country to be built from the ground up in a post- pandemic world Built with a focus on public health and technology, the new facility will incorporate clean air technology, more space for social distancing  and  90,000 square feet  of  outdoor terrace space—both pre- and post-security—to ensure access to fresh air, a rarity for U.S. airports. (more…)

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