KeHE Opens Distribution Center | News

KeHE Distributors is opening a new distribution center in Maryland that will help better service the needs of independent retailers in the northeast region. The 550,000-square-foot facility, which is located between Washington D.C. and New York City, brings KeHE’s total number of distribution centers to 16. “We are extremely proud to expand our operations throughout the northeast region to enhance our supply chain services to independent retailers in that portion of the country,” said Amy Kirtland, executive vice president of independent sales at KeHE, in a statement. “We believe that…

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Meijer Opens Neighborhood Market | News

Meijer has opened its third Capital City Market today in downtown Lansing, Michigan. The neighborhood market is focused on bringing customers a mix of fresh, local, and convenient food at low prices, according to store manager Mitch Cook. It’s the first small format for the retailer in mid-Michigan. “We’ve been looking forward to opening our doors after working diligently for months to ensure we have the best assortment of products on our shelves,” Cook said in a statement. “Capital City Market is unique, and my team is ready to give…

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Whole Foods Opens DC Location

Whole Foods opened a 46,000-square-foot stores in Washington, D.C., Thursday. The location includes a PLNT Burger venue, offering plant-based burgers for takeout. Its produce department features fruit and vegetables from local growers like Gotham Greens and Bowery Farms, which have greenhouses in the D.C. metro area. The department also carries items with Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade Guarantee, which supports suppliers that are committed to ethical trade, working conditions, and the environment. The location’s full-service butcher department features grass-fed and dry-aged beef, made-in-house sausages, and locally sourced options from Stoney…

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Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside opens to first guests | News

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announce the opening of Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside, the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe. Located on the northern shore of the IJ-lake, just a short free ferry ride from Amsterdam City Centre, the hotel is a perfect choice for those travelling for tourism or business. Holiday Inn Express is known for catering to smart, savvy travellers who are on-the-move to their next meeting or connection. A twenty-five-minute drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and a ten-minute drive from Amsterdam Central Station, the…

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Meijer Opens 5 Supercenters | News

Meijer has opened five supercenters across Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio. In addition to the traditional shopping experience, the 159,000-square-foot stores feature the Shop & Scan program, which allows shoppers to scan barcodes via a mobile app and bag their items as they shop, as well as both grocery delivery and pickup options. These new stores reinforce our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of communities at a time when everyone is looking for a one-stop shopping experience,” Keyes said. “We look forward to providing our customers with fresh options and…

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Voting opens for World Spa Awards 2020 | News

World Spa Awards – the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has opened voting for its 2020 programme. Nominees cover the entire spectrum of the spa and wellness industry, ranging from hotel spas, detox programmes and aromatherapy brands to wellness apps, spa destinations and wellness retreats. The full list of nominees can be viewed here. Voting runs until September 30th. During the 12-week voting window, industry professionals, along with spa consumers, are invited to vote for the brands they consider the very…

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Harrods Opens Its First Outlet Store | News & Analysis

LONDON, United Kingdom — Harrods opened its first outlet store Friday only days after announcing hundreds of job cuts — moves that the London luxury emporium’s managing director said are necessary to adapt to the realities of a post-lockdown retail landscape. “I don’t think people understand how painful the last 90 days has been,” Michael Ward said in an interview while walking through the new site in the UK capital’s Westfield shopping mall. During the shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus, unsold goods piled up at Harrods’s million-square-foot flagship store in…

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Hotel Indigo Larnaca opens in Cyprus | News

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has opened the first branded boutique hotel in Cyprus – Hotel Indigo Larnaca. Each of the 40 bedrooms is uniquely designed and inspired by Cyprus’s craft heritage with balconies overlooking the picturesque city. Just a five-minute drive from the airport, the hotel is centrally located in one of Larnaca’s most historic areas, near the church of St. Lazarus and close to Finikoudes and Mackenzie beaches. Within walking distance to the beach, the hotel combined two traditional Cypriot beach homes into a new hotel, marrying design elements…

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Hoseasons breaks booking record as UK opens for summer season | News

Self-catering holiday brands Hoseasons and cottages.com enjoyed their best ever online sales day yesterday. The news follows a decision by prime minister Boris Johnson to allow domestic holidays to restart from July 4th. Luxury lodge specialist Hoseasons recorded one booking every 11 seconds in the hours after the announcement, as customers scrambled to book holidays and secure their summer staycation. Year-on-year sales were up 270 per cent for Hoseasons by the end of the day, with sister company cottages.com reporting a 455 per cent increase as both brands smashed their…

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Schnucks Opens EatWell Location in Missouri

EatWell, a natural food store by Schnuck Markets, will open on June 24 in Columbia, Missouri. The store will focus on health and wellness and natural foods. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned to commemorate the launch. “I’m excited for our customers to discover all that we have in store for them at EatWell, including organic produce, a natural living section, freshly-squeezed juices, as well as clean-label indulgences,” said Schnucks chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck, in a statement. “EatWell will also have unique features such as full-service sushi and ramen bars open…

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