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Sweetgreen sets 2027 carbon neutrality goal

Fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen has outlined a plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2027, using software platform Watershed to help it reduce carbon emissions. The 109-unit chain will take several steps to reach its goal, including making clean energy investments, …

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Salt & Straw expands its reach with new markets, delivery

Premium ice cream retailer Salt & Straw has expanded beyond the West Coast with the opening of the first of two planned Miami scoop shops. The 10-year-old company, which has backing from Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer, has also grown …

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Malls should look beyond retail to survive

Shopping center owners should consider using their space for festivals, residential areas or lifestyle centers to overcome the losses caused by retail closures, experts say. Weekly shopping trips to the mall are declining with only 12% of shoppers surveyed by …

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L Brands turns to non-mall growth for Bath & Body Works

L Brands will shutter as many as 50 Victoria’s Secret stores in the US this year and will continue to move forward with plans to spin off the lingerie brand. Bath & Body Works will close up to 40 mall-based …

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Best Buy tests store/fulfillment center combos

Best Buy is experimenting with a store format that cuts selling space down from about 27,000 square feet to 15,000 and dedicates the rest of the space to e-commerce fulfillment. The retailer started testing the format at four Minneapolis stores …

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Shake Shack’s growth plan includes new urban stores

Shake Shack is moving forward despite the challenges it has faced in the pandemic, planning to grow its roster of restaurants by 45% over the next two years with 10% of those planned for new markets. The chain’s recovery will …

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Why Chicken Salad Chick chose Atlanta to spread its wings

Chicken Salad Chick started planning its move from Auburn, Alabama, to Atlanta in 2018 as part of a strategy to build the infrastructure it would need to support planned franchise growth,. The chain, which is on track to open its …

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Target adds Apple-branded sections to some stores

Target will unveil an expanded selection of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices in special sections in 17 stores starting this month, with plans to roll out the enhanced Apple-branded sections to more locations later on. The new experience has …

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NYC chain Lil’ Sweet Chick shifts to fast-casual format

New York City-based chain Lil’ Sweet Chick was forced to close indoor dining across all five locations in NYC and Los Angeles—which happened to be the most heavily-restricted parts of the country—when the pandemic hit in March. The brand, seeing …

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Wolfgang Puck expands Spago with new outdoor dining room and lounge

Wolfgang Puck is expanding Spago with a 6,500-square-foot outdoor dining area in front of the Beverly Hills restaurant. The new space, called Spago L’extérieur, is located in the Canon Drive cul-de-sac. It will feature a large tent with slotted walls, …

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