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Seattle -- Nordstrom announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack in Louisville, Ky. The 33,000-sq.-ft. store, at Shelbyville Road Plaza, is scheduled to open in fall 2013 and will be the retailer's first location in the state. Nordstrom is also expanding...

Puget Sound Business Journal Online shoe retailer Zappos.com, which was bought by Amazon.com Inc. in 2009 and is the largest employer in Bullitt County, Ky., will officially be known as Amazon in Kentucky. The Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal reports Zappos is making the move on Sept. 1 to take advantage of parent Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) massive warehouse distribution capability, instead of building additional warehouse space on its own. No employees are expected to lose jobs with the name change. See all your followed company news on your personalized dashboard. To access the full benefits of bizWatch and receive a weekly

Sidney, Neb. -- Outdoor retailer Cabela’s Inc. said Friday it will open a store in Green Bay, Wis., with construction slated to begin this fall. The new 100,000-sq.-ft. store, the chain’s third in the state, will open summer 2013 near Lambeau Field in the Village of Ashwaubenon in Brown County. It joins a store and DC in Prairie du Chien and a store in Richfield. The store will be built in the retailer’s next-generation layout, which includes a large mountain replica featuring North American game animals re-created in their natural habitat, a Gun Library, aquarium, Bargain Cave, Boat Shop

Hibbett Sports plans to open nine new stores in October, the company announced. The Birmingham, Ala.-based company has expanded to more than 800 locations across the country, most occupying about 5,000 square feet, since it was created in 1945.

When Mammoth Sports Group purchased the Austad’s golf catalog from Hanover Direct this past October, it became “a new company under new ownership with a new mission,” says Kent Arett, president of Mammoth Sports Group located in Jessup, MD. “We knew there was a lot of potential there that was not being tapped. This was an underperforming business. That was the whole reason we bought it [Austad’s],” Arett explains. Under terms of the agreement, Mammoth Sports Group, which also owns several Mammoth Golf superstores and an e-commerce site, purchased Austad’s complete inventory, customer base and historical artwork with plans to quickly ramp up the

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