Store Planning / Construction / Facilities

05/26/2011 - 11:05am

Dollar General Corp. announced that it plans to open its first stores in California in 2012 following successful expansions in such other western states as Arizona and Colorado in recent years.

05/26/2011 - 11:02am

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.

05/25/2011 - 4:44pm

Walmart and The Home Depot have each pledged $1 million to help rebuilding efforts in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo.

05/25/2011 - 4:40pm

The International Council of Shopping Centers has named Athleta, Smashburger, Aldi and Fossil as the 2011 Hot Retailer Award winners.

05/25/2011 - 4:26pm

Macy’s Inc. said it will open two new stores near Chicago and Milwaukee, including its first-ever location in an outlet mall.

05/25/2011 - 4:23pm

Nordstrom Inc. is scouting out sites to expand into Canada, Dow Jones reported.

05/25/2011 - 4:20pm

Gap Inc. plans to Athleta stores at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles and at Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Calif., this fall, according to the Los Angeles Times.

05/25/2011 - 4:17pm

Old Navy has received LEED Silver certification for its new location in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the first LEED certified store in the chain’s portfolio.

05/25/2011 - 4:00pm

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.

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