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Albertsons tries out smart salad bars in 6 stores

Albertsons is testing artificial intelligence-enabled salad bars at six of its Safeway, Acme Markets and Kings Food Markets stores in New Jersey, Maryland and Washington, DC. Arctic smart salad bars from Picadeli US monitor ingredients for freshness, collect data on consumption …

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A Pea in the Pod sees potential in physical retail

Maternity fashion retailer A Pea in the Pod has teamed with retail operator Leap to open two stores in Chicago and New York City, after new owner Marquee Brands closed the brand’s more than 500 stores nearly two years ago …

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Tribe makes history with Las Vegas resort licensing

California-based San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has become the first Native American tribe to own and operate a casino resort in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously voted to grant a license to the buyer of the off-Strip …

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Ground broken for citizenM in Austin, Texas

A parking lot in the heart of downtown Austin is being transformed into a 17-story luxury hotel. The project at Colorado and Seventh streets has broken ground and is expected to open in 2023 as a 344-room citizenM hotel. Austin …

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New Mellow Mushroom celebrates music of Virginia Beach

A new 8000+ square foot Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Virginia Beach will anchor a renovated 214 room hotel—the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront—creating a new focal point for dining, tourism, and economic development in the area. Opening Spring 2022, and commanding …

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Mall owners try a variety of strategies to fill space

With more than 90 million square feet of mall space to fill, landlords are using a variety of strategies as they reimagine the properties. CBL Properties has added casinos at certain Pennsylvania malls, and PREIT has forged deals with tenants …

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Niagara Falls hotel project called first in COVID-19 era

Ground was broken for a hotel in downtown Niagara Falls that is touted as the first to be built in western New York state since the start of the pandemic. A $1.7 million state grant is helping a local group …

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Walgreens to double health clinic rollout in 2022

Walgreens Boots Alliance will expand its Village Medical clinics from the current 80 locations of the physician-staffed clinics attached to Walgreens stores to more than 160 by the end of the year. The company also raised its full-year guidance on …

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Auntie Anne’s operator sees co-branding as key to growth

Florida-based Fresh Dining Concepts is on a mission to become the biggest Auntie Anne’s franchisee by the end of this year, moving up from third place with a focus on co-branded Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon units. Luis San Miguel, a …

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Red Collection expands to Orlando, Florida with Spot X Hotel

The Spot X Hotel – Orlando has opened as part of Red Roof‘s The Red Collection, the soft brand’s first property in Florida. The upper-midscale 154-room hotel has a lobby with an onsite bar/lounge, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, a …

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