As consumers go about their holiday shopping this year, they might take notice of the growing number of pop-up stores available to them. Brands are increasingly turning to the temporary retail spaces as an outlet to sell holiday or seasonal merchandise that doesn't warrant being stocked in a store 12 months a year. From big-name retail brands such as Amazon.com (yes, that Amazon!) and Eddie Bauer to smaller local (i.e., mom and pop) stores, it seems as if everyone is jumping on the pop-up bandwagon this holiday season.
The first retail worker strike against Wal-Mart has spread from Los Angeles, where it began last week, to stores in a dozen cities, a union official said Tuesday. Wal-Mart workers walked off the job in Dallas, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, the Washington, D.C. area, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Calif., Chicago and Orlando, Fla. said Dan Schlademan, director of the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Making Change At Wal-Mart campaign. Workers also went on strike in parts of Kentucky, Missouri and Minnesota, he said.
Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened five Neighborhood Market stores in California’s Central Valley, according to The Sacramento Bee. The new small-format grocery stores are located on Marconi Avenue. in Sacramento; Douglas Boulevard....
The nation's second largest public pension fund is suing Wal-Mart for breaching its fiduciary duty in connection with allegations that the retailer's Mexico subsidiary engaged in a bribery scheme and the company failed to properly investigate and disclose the matter. The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) filed a derivative action against Wal-Mart in the Court of Chancery in Wilmington, Del., where the retailer is incorporated. The suit claims that Wal-Mart's top management and directors were alerted to evidence that Walmart de Mexico executives were involved in the payment of bribes to expedite the expansion of Wal-Mart stores in Mexico.
Performance Bicycle will open six new retail stores in four states nationwide. The new stores are slated to open in major markets, including Sacramento and Berkeley, Calif.; Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, Texas; Atlanta; and the company's first-ever expansion into Idaho, with a new store set for Boise.
Performance Bicycle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Performance Inc., will open six new retail stores in four states nationwide. The new stores are slated to open in major markets, including Sacramento and Berkeley, Calif.; Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, Texas; Atlanta; and the company's first-ever expansion into Idaho, with a new store set for Boise. The grand openings are all set to occur simultaneously on April 8—to coincide with the spring 2011 cycling season. Currently, the company operates more than 90 stores nationwide. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR | RSS | REPRINTS DDI's