Krispy Kreme Expansion Based on New Store Concept

Doughnut-infused ice cream and milkshakes will be only some of the new treats on the menu when Krispy Kreme rolls out a new look and opens 45 new stores nationwide within the next two years. https://www.chainstoreage.com/store-spaces/krispy-kreme-to-debut-new-store-design-menu-customer-services-as-part-of-expansion/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive […]

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New Jersey DCA Announces Main Street Grant Awards

The New Jersey towns of Metuchen and Highland Park will receive grants from the state’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA) totaling $48,000 to be used for upgrading their downtown districts. The grant for Metuchen includes funding to assist businesses located within the city’s core with their costs for installing new signage, lighting and awnings. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/edison/articles/legislative-team-announce-main-street-new-jersey-grant-awards […]

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Sign Company Acquired by Facility Maintenance Firm

Ferrandino and Son, a facility maintenance firm with nationwide operations has acquired Enterprise Signs, a national sign maintenance and installation company. Enterprise will now be located in Audubon, PA, and will occupy offices in Ferrandino & Son’s national, 50,000-sq.-ft. operational headquarters. https://www.chainstoreage.com/store-spaces/ferrandino-son-acquires-enterprise-signs/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a […]

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Turlock, CA, Taps the Power of Signs

Do municipal officials really hate signs? Certainly not in this central California city which is joining an increasing number of municipalities nationwide that recognize signage as a key element in generating revenue and revitalizing their local economies. https://www.turlockjournal.com/news/government/sign-program-expected-bring-much-needed-revenue-city-budget/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, […]

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Saga of the Giant Tire Sign

Author Steven J. Frey documents how the iconic tire-sign made its transition from an attraction at the 1964 New York World’s Fair to a landmark in suburban Detroit. http://www.pressandguide.com/news/dearborn-heights-writer-tackles-the-tire-research-reveals-truth-myths/article_fb5d635e-9915-11e9-a99f-bbaa34e84412.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 […]

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Chesterfield County (VA) Gives a Green Light for EMCs

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission, which has jurisdiction over a large suburban area located near Richmond, VA, voted last Tuesday to send a new, business-friendly sign ordinance to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation for approval. The proposed ordinance will simplify the county’s arduous application and approval process for local businesses seeking to install […]

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CSP Profiles Top-202 Convenience Stores in June

Keen competition, fast-shifting consumer expectations and acquisitions by foreign companies are fueling growth in the convenience store marketplace. CSP provides details in its June 2019 issue. https://www.cspdailynews.com/top-202-convenience-stores-2018 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 […]

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On-premise Signs: Key Elements in Revitalized Communities

Local jurisdictions throughout the U.S. increasingly recognize storefronts and signage as essential elements in renewing their downtown districts and spurring economic growth. FASI regularly shares news items from across the nation cataloguing the efforts of various cities and towns to upgrade the appeal of their central business districts. Given the growing number of municipalities these […]

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First Tennessee Bank to Rebrand Entire Network

Tennessee’s largest bank is rebranding its entire network of banks two years after its 2017 acquisition of Capital Bank. Beginning in the fall of 2019, First Tennessee Bank will be known as First Horizon Bank. Both First Tennessee and Capital Bank branches will be rebranded with the new name. When the two banks merged in […]

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BBVA Launches Global Rebranding Program

The multinational bank announced its global brand change in April 2019 which involves dropping its country-specific names in favor of a single BBVA brand. The firm currently operates in more than 30 core countries. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bbva-begins-brand-implementation-u-141000871.html Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director […]

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