Kroger Rebranding Includes New Logo and Tagline

The nation’s largest grocer and third-largest retailer in the U.S. operates more than 1,200 Kroger stores located from Michigan to Texas and Georgia to Indiana. The firm recently rolled out a new look highlighted by its new “Fresh for Everyone” slogan. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/11/06/kroger-unveils-new-logo-slogan-fresh-everyone/4176110002/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a […]

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Allbirds Expanding Brick-and-mortar Presence

The footwear company which began as an online business plans to open 20 new stores next year. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/28/allbirds-co-ceo-says-company-plans-to-open-20-stores-next-year.html Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI).More Posts

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Bargain-hunting Drives Brick-and-mortar Growth

As U.S. consumers increasingly show a preference for convenient shopping at discount prices, expansion of retail store networks is occurring primarily in convenience and discount stores. This according to a new analysis from Edge by Ascential. https://chainstoreage.com/study-two-retail-channels-poised-fastest-store-growth Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is […]

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The Tale of a Major Sign-Industry Merger

The recent merger of MC Sign Company (Mentor, OH) and Icon (Rolling Meadows, IL) has created a powerful new player in the signage industry known as MC Group. The deal came to fruition after MC Group was purchased in 2017 by the private equity firm Arcapita (Atlanta, GA). https://www.smartbusinessdealmakers.com/articles/topic/mc-group-s-tim-eippert-lack-of-customer-overlap-facilitates-mc-groupicon-merger/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran […]

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MOD Pizza Aiming for Rocky Mountain High

The fast-growing pizza chain announced big expansion plans for its franchise in Colorado and southern Wyoming. https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/mod-pizza-heats-rocky-mountain-expansion Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI).More Posts

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Yesway Acquires Allsup’s Stores in Southwest

Having already acquired more than 150 convenience stores during the past three-and-a-half years, Yesway has added more than 300 additional locations through its acquisition of Allsup’s Convenience Stores located in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The firm expects to further expand during the next several years to a network of more than 500 retail locations. […]

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Amazon Expands its Brick-and-mortar Presence

The online powerhouse will open more than 12 grocery stores in the greater Los Angeles area, including some stores that might open as soon as the end of this year. The firm also has longer-range plans to open stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. The new stores will constitute a separately […]

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Colorado Sign Painter Recounts a Lifetime Trade

Ivan Curley of Monte Vista, Colorado, has been creating hand-painted signage for more than 60 years in his home state. Recently called out of retirement to handle a special sign job, Curley said he gets very few calls these days because “a lot of people think I’m dead and gone.” https://montevistajournal.com/article/artist-ivan-curley-still-painting Bill DundasBill Dundas, a […]

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House Passes Bill to Require Multilingual Airport Signage

In a move likely to benefit providers of airport signage, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on September 26, 2019, which would require major airports in the U.S. to install multi-lingual signage. The bill will now be referred to the U.S. Senate for consideration and further action. https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/bill-requiring-aiport-signage-in-multiple-languages-passes-house-1857824/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year […]

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Effective Signage is Crucial for Retail Business Success

Despite shifts in the retail environment, impulse buying continues to represent a substantial factor driving in-store sales. Creative, dynamic signage is the calling card which brings new customers through the doors. QSR offers some tips to maximize signage impact and effectiveness. https://www.qsrmagazine.com/content/5-tips-using-signage-attract-customers Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a […]

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