Content about Americas

February 6, 2014

The Feb. 5 decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 2014 reportedly created a large volume of related discussion on social media.

February 3, 2014

On Jan. 30, 2014, PriceSmart, Inc. acquired approximately 147,000 usable sq. ft. of land in the city of Medellin, Colombia, and leased approximately 126,000 usable sq. ft. of land in the city of Bogota, Colombia, upon which the company plans to construct two new warehouse club stores.

January 29, 2014

CBRE Group has promoted Curt Grantham to president, global corporate services, Americas.

January 20, 2014

Jones Lang LaSalle has named Greg O’Brien chief executive officer, Americas.

January 10, 2014

Tiffany & Co. saw its worldwide net sales in the two months ended Dec. 31st rise 4% to $1.03 billion.

January 2, 2014

Omni-channel strategies are helping chain stores compete with pure-play e-commerce retailers, but it is also driving major changes in their e-commerce logistics models. In an omnichannel strategy, which seamlessly integrates sales channels such as the store, web and/or mobile, consumers can choose the most convenient way to order, receive and return their purchases.

November 5, 2013

Patagonia has selected 7thonline, a New York-based omni-channel merchandise and assortment management solution provider to help the retailer better match production supply with dynamic market demand to drive greater customer satisfaction and increased profitability.

November 4, 2013

Providing in-store customers with enhanced online “endless aisle” access to products can boost sales and customer service. But if the wait for endless aisle connectivity takes too long, its effectiveness is impacted.

October 24, 2013

Sephora announced that Calvin McDonald has been named president and CEO of Sephora Americas, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

October 21, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening a new store in Osage Beach, Mo., on Nov. 1.

October 21, 2013

Sports Authority has debuted a new format at its first-ever store in Puerto Rico.

October 15, 2013

Former Wal-Mart executive Greg Sullivan has been appointed general manager of Crocs' Americas region, which includes all of North America, Central America and South America.

September 10, 2013

Honduras has welcomed Johnny Rockets to its first location in the country at City Mall Tegucigalpa.

August 8, 2013

RadioShack has opened two new concept stores in the New York area, bringing the total number there to three.

July 26, 2013

Starbucks Corp. reported strong results for third quarter fiscal 2013, with net revenues, same-store sales and operating income all increasing substantially from the same quarter a year earlier.

June 21, 2013

La Hacienda #10 Mexican Restaurant has inked a lease for 3,619 sq. ft. in the Placita de Oro shopping center in Oro Valley, Ariz. Commercial Retail Advisors represented CTW-FVP, the landlord.

May 31, 2013

Macy’s plans to open its second store in Puerto Rico in fall 2015.

May 28, 2013

Tiffany & Co.’s net income rose a better-than-expected 3% to $83.6 million in its first quarter, up from the prior year’s $81.5 million, boosted by sales improvement across all its regions, particularly Asia.

May 7, 2013

Go offline, young man: That appears to be the mantra of e-commerce merchants these days.

As competition in the world of online retailing heats up — with Amazon's ever-burgeoning dominance posing the biggest threat — more pure-players are taking the brick-and-mortar plunge. It's a reminder, many experts say, of the strong appeal of the in-store experience — even when stacked up against the convenience of online shopping.

May 7, 2013

Editor's Note: Chain Store Age's 24th annual survey of Fastest-Growing Managers measures new domestic and international third-party management and leasing contracts obtained during the preceding calendar year (2012).

Last year's numbers were such that we couldn't limit our annual Fastest-Growing third-party managers listing to a top five; a sixth was added because the contract totals were that close.

April 25, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Company reported that its second-quarter profit rose 26% to $390.4 million, up from $309.9 million last year, amid sales increases in the Americas and Asia regions.

March 27, 2013

Global Franchise Group said it is expanding its Puerto Rican presence via a multi-unit operator.

March 15, 2013

HEADQUARTERS San Francisco

TYPE OF BUSINESS Beauty and fragrance retailer

NUMBER OF STORES 1,600 global locations, including 325 stores in North America and 386 in-store shops in J.C. Penney

Beauty and cosmetics retailer Sephora is ignited not only by its highly trained cast of associates and smart, forward-thinking approach to in-store digital, but also by the man behind the black, white and red store design.

January 24, 2013

Starbucks Corp. said its profit rose in its first quarter as customers spent more at its stores in the United States and Asia.

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