Friday, April 29, 2022

Bojangles Signs Deals to Open 46 Stores

Bojangles, one of the nation’s leading franchises famous for its chicken, biscuits and tea, announced today that it achieved significant growth in the first quarter of 2022, signing agreements to add 46 new units to its growing pipeline. . . . more

Beef-A-Roo says it’s ready to franchise nationwide
Rockford’s Beef-A-Roo restaurant chain says it’s ready to take its business model nationwide. . . . more

Dick’s Sporting Goods partners with Out&Back for resale pilot

Dick’s Sporting Goods is diving into resale. . . . more

Publix debuts 15-minute delivery

Publix Super Markets Inc. is partnering with a well-known hosted delivery platform to fulfill online orders in 15 minutes in a major market. . . . more

Victoria’s Secret takes its beauty business to Amazon

Victoria’s Secret & Co. has entered into its first major wholesale deal with another retailer. . . . more

Aldi to eliminate all plastic bags from stores

Aldi is expanding its elimination of plastic bags across all its stores. . . . more

Gordon Ramsay to open burger restaurant in Boston, will include fries, scratch-made sauces and hand-spun milkshakes

Gordon Ramsay is opening his second Boston restaurant, this time focused on burgers. . . . more

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Primark in full recovery mode, plans major US expansion

Fashion Network
It also unveiled plans to move into new European markets, to expand further in some of its key European growth markets and to grow its US stores. . . . more

Walmart pumps up fuel discount for Walmart+ members

Supermarket News
With gas prices now averaging over $4 per gallon, Walmart is offering members of its Walmart+ customer benefits program a bigger discount at the pump at more fuel stations. . . more

Report: 41% of independent restaurants operate virtual brands

Restaurant Dive
Forty-one percent of independent restaurants currently operate virtual brands to leverage persistent consumer delivery demand, according to a report commissioned by Grubhub and executed by Technomic, which surveyed 350 independent operators from Jan. 20-28, 2022. . . . more

Old Navy, new problem

Retail Dive
Gap Inc. used to be able to count on Old Navy. . . more

Wegmans entering new market

Wegmans Food Markets is expanding its New York footprint by moving into a new region. . . . more

Freddy’s signs 64 new restaurant commitments

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers continues on the fast track for expansion. . . . more

Chipotle delivers strong Q1; committed to store growth

Chipotle Mexican Grill reported first-quarter earnings and sales that topped Street estimates despite challenges from inflation and the Omicron variant. . . . more

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Burger King offers free fries every week to loyalty members

Retail Dive
Burger King is offering a free order of fries every week to members of its Royal Perks loyalty program between now and Dec. 31, the chain announced on Monday. . . . more

First Look: Check out Facebook’s first physical store

The company formerly known as Facebook wants to engage with customers about its metaverse hardware in the physical world. . . . more

Monday, April 25, 2022

First Look: Haagen-Dazs’s new shop design

A bold new color scheme brightens up Haagen-Dazs’s new shop design, something one might naturally expect from an artist named Jade Purple Brown. . . . more

Simon Property, Brookfield reportedly interested in bidding for Kohl’s

Add two high-profile players to the lineup of parties reportedly interested in Kohl’s Co. . . . more

Friday, April 22, 2022

3 pillars driving the future of store experience

Retail Dive
Everybody loves to talk about the acceleration of digital, but physical spaces still play a central role in the customer experience — especially when it comes to driving loyalty. . . . more

Rite Aid says takeover offer ‘not credible’

Rite Aid Corp. has closed the door on a takeover bid. . . . more