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April 16, 2014

Banana Republic has named fashion designer Marissa Webb as creative director and executive VP of design, effective April 28.

February 21, 2014

Banana Republic is releasing an omni-channel spring 2014 marketing campaign called “True Outfitters” in March 2014.

January 27, 2014

The Coffee Bean & Tea Left said that Bill Robards has joined the company as VP of store development.

December 27, 2013

Village Tea Distribution Company Inc., in partnership with Village Tea Direct LLC, has launched the company's updated e-commerce platform.

December 4, 2013

John Dawson has been named president and CEO of coffee and tea retailer Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, charged with accelerating the chain’s plans for global growth.

November 4, 2013

Ridemakerz, the build-a-car retailer, will open a 1,300-sq.-ft. in-store shop at FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue, on Nov. 11.

October 25, 2013

Starbucks Corp. unveiled its new retail format, Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar, with the debut location opening on Manhattan's East Side.

October 23, 2013

Build-A-Bear Workshop plans an in-store shop in the FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan.

October 2, 2013

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has experienced significant lift across key social metrics such as local Facebook fans and impressions using the MomentFeed location-based marketing platform.

September 13, 2013

A group of private equity companies, including Advent International and CDIB Capital, have joined together to acquire a significant equity position in International Coffee & Tea, which owns and operates stores under The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf banner, with an eye on expanding in Asia.

September 13, 2013

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is reportedly suing Whole Foods Market, Inc. for selling four pesticide products that allegedly fail to comply with state regulations.

May 28, 2013

J.C. Penney on Tuesday turned to social media to deny that a tea kettle being advertised on a billboard on the 405 Interstate near Culver City, Calif., is intended to represent Adolf Hitler.

April 1, 2013

Whole Foods Market announced that Gotham Greens will be its operating partner in the nation’s first commercial- scale greenhouse farm integrated within a supermarket.

November 15, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. announced it will acquire specialty tea chain Teavana Holdings for $620 million in a move to gain traction in the $40 billion global tea industry.

March 12, 2012

Sprouts Farmers Market, a Phoenix-based natural-foods supermarket chain, has reached an agreement to merge with competitor, Sunflower Farmers Market, based in Boulder, Col.

August 23, 2011

Organic grocer Sunflower Farmers Market said Monday that it will open a second location in San Jose in 2012, the company’s fourth in the Bay Area.

June 20, 2011

Utility expenses are Shari’s Restaurants’ third biggest operating expense, behind food and labor. In 2008, the 24-hour, family-dining chain began to take a closer look at how to minimize its utility costs. 


“We knew we couldn’t control the price of our utilities, but we could control the usage,” said Jodenne Scott, energy efficiency manager, Shari’s Restaurants, Beaverton, Ore., which operates 104 locations, primarily in the Pacific Northwest (all are corporate-owned). 


May 9, 2011

Sunflower Farmers Market appointed Chris S. Sherrell as its CEO, the natural grocery chain announced Friday.

March 31, 2011

Sunflowers Farmer Market plans to open its first location in California on May 11, in Roseville, which is in the northern half of the state.

January 25, 2011

Sunflower Farmers Market said Tuesday that it will open a new store in Salt Lake City on March 16.

November 2, 2009

A global charity called Kids in Distressed Situations said Tuesday it will honor Stage Stores’...

October 19, 2009

A farm policy group in Wisconsin asked the U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday to investigate...

October 13, 2009

Based upon achieving 30% savings since the inception of its outdoor water conservation pilot project,...

December 20, 2007

New York Sunflower Farmers Markets has raised the financing for a major expansion of the...

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