Luxim (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has named lighting veteran K.R. “Kaj” den Daas to its board of directors. He recently served as chairman of Philips Lighting of North America and executive vp of Philips B.V. of the Netherlands.
Dunkin’ Donuts (Canton, Mass.) plans five new restaurants in Polk County, Fla. The first restaurant is expected to open in 2012 and the remaining four stores are expected to be developed by 2016.
Burberry Brit (London) opened a two-level, 4150-square-foot store in New York. The space was designed by Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer.
Design and architectural firm Fitch (Columbus, Ohio) opened its first office in Beijing. Ian Bellhouse, Fitch’s managing director for southeast Asia and greater China, will lead the new operation.
Lighting solutions company Amerlux (Fairfield, N.J.) opened a facility in Guangzhou, China, and a sales office in Hong Kong. The Guangzhou location features training spaces, distribution facilities and product showrooms.
LED manufacturer Nexxus Lighting Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.) will sell its Array brand of LED light bulbs at Lowe’s stores and on the retailer’s website starting in June.
Simon Property Group (Indianapolis) expanded its Las Vegas Outlet Center to add 12 new stores, and 70,000 square feet, bringing the high-end shopping center to 535,000 square feet. Owners have also been renamed the center the Las Vegas Premium Outlets – South. Among the upgrades are an eco-friendly renovation, including new interior lighting with high-efficiency fluorescent fixtures, and two remodeled food courts. Stores opened include Guess, New Balance, True Religion and Under Armour, with more stores expected to open in April.
CDW Merchants (Lincolnwood, Ill.), designer and manufacturer of 3-D props, visuals, specialty fixtures and packaging solutions, relocated its headquarters to Lincolnwood, Ill. The new facility will allow for expansion of the company’s assembly, kitting, painting and packaging products.