Lidl Brings In Ex-Aldi Exec to Head US Efforts
February 13, 2019 • Grocery & Convenience Insight

Lidl has slowed its roll and scaled back the projected pace of expansion since the heady days of summer 2017 when it opened its first US stores amid projections it would close out 2018 with more than 100 in place. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Exec Moves as Punch Bowl Social Readies to Expand
February 12, 2019 • Restaurant & Foodservice Insight

On trend eatertainment enterprise, Punch Bowl Social, a company that has garnered significant buzz in the last year, has switched up the executive team in advance of a major round of expansion. Peter Gaudreau comes onboard as the new COO […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Chipotle’s Back: 2,500 Stores and Growing
February 12, 2019 • Commercial Real Estate Insight

SoCal life is agreeing with the Chipotle. Last week was a big one at the company’s new Newport Beach HQ, which replaced Denver as the epicenter of the burrito-fueled turnaround that’s underway. On Wednesday, the company released its fiscal 2018 […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Mall-Based Retailer Closing Almost 20% of Stores
February 7, 2019 • Apparel & Department Insight

Charlotte Russe became the latest mall-based apparel retailer to file for Chapter 11 last week. In the process, the company confirmed that it is putting itself up for sale and will close 94 stores. According to Chain Store Guide’s Database […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Lowe’s Partners with the NFL
January 30, 2019 • Home Center & Hardware Exclusive

In the lead up to this weekend’s Super Bowl, the National Football League and Lowe’s announced last week that the blue brand is now the Official Home Improvement Retailer of the NFL. Financial details of the deal weren’t announced, but […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Loads of Leadership Changes in the Last 10 Days
January 30, 2019 • Restaurant & Foodservice Exclusive

Executive-suite activity levels have ramped up at a number of major chains recently, as the past 10 days have seen a notable number of leadership changes within the industry, including those at RBI, Bojangles, Tropical Smoothie Café, Jamba Juice and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Breaking Down the Buyers: ShopKo Pharmacy Auction
January 30, 2019 • Drug & HBC Exclusive

As part of its efforts to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ShopKo placed the assets of 120 of its pharmacies on the auction block, and the results are out. The assets in question included prescription files and records, pharmacy customer […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…