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Costa Mesa, Calif. -- Anna’s Linens is optimizing its e-commerce site for mobile device users. The retailer says nearly one-third of its online traffic originates from mobile devices, prompting the...

Luxury outdoor furnishings vendor Brown Jordan will open a new retail showroom at the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa, Calif. The South Coast Collection is a destination for southern California design professionals and design-savvy homeowners. The...

Portland Business Journal by , Business Journal staff writer Bob Hurley (right), founder and chairman of the Nike-owned Hurley action sports brand, will take over as interim CEO of the company. He will work closely with Roger Wyett (left), Hurley's former CEO who is now president of all Nike affiliates. Business Journal staff writer- Portland Business Journal Email | Twitter The revolving door in the corner office of Nike Inc.’s Nike Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Nike takes digital training to Microsoft's XboxBoard of Higher Education approves 3.4% tuition hikeParsing Nike's M&A track

Pasadena, Calif. -- The Disney Store announced Tuesday that it will open new stores with its new design in Japan, China, Italy, North America and Canada by the end of 2012. According to the company, the store opening slate includes an inaugural location in Shanghai, China opening in the fall, making it the 12th country to receive the interactive retail model. Thirteen new and remodeled Disney Store locations are scheduled to open in North America in 2012, include state concept debuts in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Utah and Virginia. In Japan, the city of Sendai recently held the grand opening

Sears is in an active push to lease surplus space to other retailers. Its real estate division has listed on its website some 4,000 of its namesake and Kmart stores that have space for other merchants or retail operations to lease. According to a report, Sears has secured two lease deals, one with Western Athletic Clubs for 69,000 sq. ft. of a 273,000-sq.-ft. Sears store in Cupertino, Calif.

Paris-based retail-to-luxury group PPR SA has made a $607.5 million offer to purchase Costa Mesa, Calif.-based action sports brand Volcom Inc., according to The 100 percent cash deal—for $24.50 per share—is expected to close during the third quarter of 2011. PPR plans to expand Volcom’s store network rapidly in North America, which accounts for 60 percent of the company's sales. It also will target expansion in Europe, which currently makes up 22 percent of sales, and enter untapped regions, such as Asia, according to the company. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR | RSS |

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