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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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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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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Financial Surge Fuels Sweetgreen’s Expansion

The Fast-casual restaurant chain which emphasizes healthy eating has attracted recent investor financing pushing its total valuation to more than $1.6 billion. The chain has grown from the launch of its first restaurant in 2007 to a total of 97 locations nationwide today, with aggressive expansion planned for the future. https://www.chainstoreage.com/finance-0/sweetgreen-raises-new-funding-to-fuel-digital-store-expansion/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a […]

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Tropical Treats Chain Rides the Fast-Casual Wave

Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens its 800th store in September 2019, well on its way to the company’s goal of launching 130 new stores this year. https://www.chainstoreage.com/store-spaces/tropical-smoothie-cafe-hits-store-milestone/ 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 […]

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Five Below’s Expansion Continues

The company opened 44 stores in the most recent quarter, on track to open 150 stores in fiscal 2019. https://www.chainstoreage.com/store-spaces/five-below-on-track-to-open-150-stores-in-2019/ 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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IHL Survey Deflates Reports of a Retail Apocalypse

A new report by the IHL Group which analyzes 1,660 retail chains operating 50 or more locations in the U.S. during the period 2016 to 2019 indicates the number of retailers expanding far outstrips those contracting. https://www.chainstoreage.com/real-estate/ihl-study-five-retailers-opening-stores-for-every-retailer-closing-stores/ Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is […]

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Noodles & Company Looking Forward to Expansion Plan

https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/operations/noodles-co-preps-meaningful-unit-growth On the wings of strong, same-store sales, the fast-casual chain plans to add a significant number of new locations beginning in 2021. 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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Panera Bread Poised to Serve Customers on the Move

Panera Bread will begin an expansion into airport and travel plaza locations after concluding an agreement with the well-known concessionaire HMSHost. According to the company, New Panera units will open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport next year, with additional airport and roadway travel plaza locations slated to open throughout […]

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Ross Stores Adding 100 New Locations by Year’s End

As of May 4, 2019, the firm operated 1,502 Ross stores in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, plus 243 dd’s Discounts stores in 18 states. https://www.chainstoreage.com/store-spaces/ross-stores-expansion-remains-on-track/ 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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