Nordstrom announced plans to close its Circle Centre store in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Opened September 8, 1995, the 216,000-sq.-ft. location will close to the public at the end of business on July 31, 2011.
Big Lots on Thursday trimmed its expectations for the year amid a fall in first-quarter earnings. In a separate statement, Big Lots said it signed an agreement to buy the Canadian closeout retail chain Liquidation World.
Ikea plans to install solar photovoltaic systems on six more of its locations in the Eastern United States. Pending governmental permits, installation will begin in late spring, with completion expected this fall.