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Indianapolis -- Simon Property Group announced that Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open a total of seven new stores in the next two years in its Premium Outlets division, including new centers and existing centers. The new centers include: Merrimack Premium Oulets, Merrimack, N.H.; Phoenix Premium Outlets, Chandler, Arizona; St. Louis Premium Outlets, Chesterfield, Mo.; and Tampa Premium Oulets, Wesley Chapel, Fla. Expansions are planned for the following centers: Chicago Premium Outlets, Aurora, Ill.; Las Vegas Premium Outlets—North, Las Vegas; and Orlando Premium Outlets-Vineland Ave., Orlando, Fla. In addition, SPG said that Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th has

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings Corp. recently signed a deal with Quincy, Mass.-based retailer Work 'N Gear to operate in-store shops inside Sears and Kmart stores. The shops, called "Scrubology," range from 600 sq. ft. to 1,500 sq. ft. and sell uniforms for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, veterinarians and lab technicians. Ten "Scrubology" in-store shops opened in November, including one at the Sears location at the Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, Ill. Other "Scrubology" shops are located at Sears and Kmart stores in Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The companies said they plan to roll out more "Scrubology" locations

Von Maur has announced plans to launch a mall-based specialty concept for young women. The first store is scheduled to open this fall at Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, Ill., under the nameplate “Dry Goods.”The name and design of the store were inspired by Von Maur’s heritage as a dry goods store established in 1872 in downtown Davenport. Although the 4,200-sq.-ft. space will have a vintage, turn-of-the-century aesthetic, the merchandise will feature a constant flow of fashion-forward clothing and accessories targeted at young-adult females.The company intends to open additional Dry Goods stores within the next year. Future locations will

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