Santa Clara, Calif.

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

U.K.-based apparel brand Superdry plans to open three new stores in the coming months, according to New stores are slated to open in Santa Clara, Calif., at the Valley Fair mall in late May 2011, and at the South Street Seaport in New York's lower Manhattan neighborhood in June 2011, as well as a store in the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn., in July 2011. The company, which hopes to open 10 to 12 stores a year over the next four years, would like to open additional stores in the Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Miami markets.

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