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Alabama plant axed by Fruit of the Loom
Fruit of the Loom Ltd. (Bowling Green, Ky.) is closing a factory in Fayette, Ala., in the face of continued weakness in...
ALU goes West with new showroom
ALU (New York) announces the opening of its first West Coast showroom for its visual merchandising designs. The new location...
Disney Stores morphing into two chains
Walt Disney Co. (Burbank, Calif.) is planning to split its Disney Store chain into two separate retail concepts, one aimed...
Naturalizer opens flagship store
Naturalizer, a retail division of Brown Shoe (St. Louis), opened a 3100-square-foot flagship store on Lexington Avenue in...
Circuit City buys assets of Internet rival
Circuit City Stores Inc. (Richmond, Va.) is buying assets of 800.com, a Portland, Ore.-based online consumer electronics...
Electronics retailer to open 60-plus new stores
Best Buy Co. Inc.(Minneapolis) plans to open more than 60 new stores in 2002, including its first outlets in Utah and Alaska...
Office Depot plans four stores in Central America
The Mexican subsidiary of Office Depot Inc. (Delray Beach, Fla.) and its joint-venture partner, Grupo Gigante, will expand...
Discount retailer expands in Mexico
Wal-Mart de Mexico SA (also known as Wal-Mex) has announced that it will invest more than 6 billion pesos over 18 months to...
High-performance gear maker plans in-store shops
Oakley Inc. (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) will soon install in-store concept shops at seven Parisian specialty department stores...
Home Depot opens new concept store aimed at...
Home Depot, the Atlanta-based home improvement retailer, is opening its third concept store geared to professional builders...

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