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Portland Business Journal Related: Retailing & Restaurants Hanna Andersson is expanding its footprint. The Portland-based children's clothing retailer is opening a new location in Durham, N.C. The 1,700-square-foot store will be located in The Streets at Southpoint mall and is set to open by October. Hanna Andersson operates 37 stores nationwide. See all your followed company news on your personalized dashboard. To access the full benefits of bizWatch and receive a weekly email with aggregated news on all the companies you are following, please provide your email address below. Sign Up Now You must have a bizjournals account to

Target Corp. has named a former Gap executive to replace the departed Michael Francis as chief marketing officer. Jeffrey Jones II, who most recently was a partner and president of McKinney, an advertising agency based in Durham, N.C., has taken on the role of Target’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective immediately. "We're very excited to welcome Jeff to the Target team," said chairman, president and chief executive officer Gregg Steinhafel.

Niwot, Colo. -- Casual footwear-retailer Crocs debuted its new concept store, with locations in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn.; Barton Creek, Austin, Tex.; and Streets at Southpoint, Durham, N.C. The store is designed to provide an engaging, fun and high-touch environment, inviting consumers to explore, interact and shop. “This new concept store is a key part of our long-term strategic plan. We set out to merchandise our diverse product mix, as well as create a space that is flexible and can adapt to our evolving brand direction and merchandising offering,” said John McCarvel, president and CEO, Crocs. Crocs worked

Crocs will open its doors to three new concept stores this week. The new shops are designed to drive a holistic, engaging approach to the Crocs retail experience. They are located in three busy shopping destinations: Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.; Barton Creek in Austin, TX.; and Streets at Southpoint in Durham, N.C.

Durham, N.C. -- Cree has acquired Ruud Lighting, a supplier of LED outdoor lighting, at an estimated net cost of approximately $525 million. The companies’ shared focus on best-in-class LED-based systems has led to thousands of LED lighting installations over the past several years, Cree said. Ruud Lighting will continue to be based in Racine, Wis., and will operate as a subsidiary as part of Cree’s lighting business.

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