Belk to open three new stores through the end of 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk announced today (July 26, 2017) it will open three new stores through the end of 2018, part of a nearly $40 million investment in store remodels, capital improvements and new store openings in 2017. The regional retailer is dedicated to the customer experience and offering an appealing assortment of products in its “Modern. Southern. Style.” aesthetic.

Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, North Carolina, Belk has kept family and community involvement at the top of its core values for its more than 125 years, which has instilled an unmistakable loyalty amongst customers.

“We really want to be an asset to the communities in which we operate,” said Lisa Harper, Belk CEO. “Our goal – and really, our hope – is to build lasting relationships with our customers and associates.”

The first of the new stores opening on October 11, 2017 are:

  • Evans, Georgia – located in the Mullins Colony shopping center at 4263 Washington Rd, Evans, Georgia 30809; and
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky – anchoring the Greenwood Mall at 2625 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104.

One additional store will open in 2018 in:

  • Hagerstown, Maryland – located in the Valley Mall at 17301 Valley Mall Rd, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.

Belk’s intense focus on the customer experience will come to life in the new stores through a variety of ways, including a “buy online, pick up in store” service, phone charging stations and a service desk at the store entrance for quick, convenient access to services such as gift wrapping, returns and Belk Rewards Card payments.

In 2017, Belk also plans to remodel 12 existing stores across their 16-state footprint, an investment of nearly $10 million. An additional $15 million in funding will be used for capital improvements such as parking lots, paint and roofing.

The remodels, capital improvements and new stores continue Belk’s commitment to provide a premiere shopping experience to their customers.

Like all of the existing 292 Belk stores, the new locations and remodeled stores will offer a full range of national brands and private label fashion apparel – including Crown and Ivy, Kaari Blue, and New Directions – shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home.

“We’ve been successful in making a personal connection between our brand and our customers,” said Harper. “Our customers truly believe they know us and we are a part of their community; and they feel Belk is their store. We want to provide that level of personal connection in every community we enter.”

About Belk, Inc.

Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where Southern customers shop for their perfect Sunday dress, the Saturday night outfit, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it’s where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It’s where Southern style lives. Shop Belk in 16 Southern states and on to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and southern style for the home.


Andy Izquierdo

Source: Belk, Inc.

DICK’S Sporting Goods to open three new stores in Florida, Arizona and California

The retailer will celebrate the opening of new locations in Florida, Arizona and California during events that will run March 24 through March 26

PITTSBURGH, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening three new stores in Florida, Arizona and California. Grand Opening celebrations for new stores in Jensen Beach, FL, Phoenix, AZ and Fresno, CA will occur March 24 through March 26.

The new stores will bring the retailer’s total to 685 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations in the country. The Jensen Beach location will be the 37th DICK’S in Florida and first for the Jensen Beach community, while the store opening in the North Scottsdale area of Phoenix will be the ninth store in Arizona and the Fresno store will be the 49th in California.

“Connecting to our customers and being part of the communities where they live, work and play is extremely important to us,” said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We’re excited for the opening of our new stores in Jensen Beach, Phoenix and Fresno and look forward to expanding our exclusive offering of products and in-store services to these markets that have a rich history of great sports and outdoor traditions.”

DICK’S has brought more than 250 total jobs to these communities through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for the three stores.

Throughout the Grand Opening weekend, customers will receive the chance to win great prizes and meet special guests such as Arizona Safety Tyrann Mathieu** in Phoenix and Running Back Latavius Murray** in Fresno. In Jensen Beach, customers can receive expert bass-fishing tips from a professional angler at the 4,000-gallon Field & Stream bass tank.

Visit, or for full details on the Grand Opening celebration, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations.

**WRISTBAND REQUIRED!  Wristbands are distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at store open on the day of event only. Limited Quantity. Limit one wristband per person.  Must be present to receive wristband.  Must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line prior to the start of the appearance to receive an autograph.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 675 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at


DICK’S Sporting Goods

Source: DICK’S Sporting Goods

SPAR opens three new stores in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Azerbaijan was the second country in the Caucasus to join SPAR, with the first store opening in the capital city, Baku, in December 2015. At the end of 2016, three more SPAR stores were launched in different parts of the capital.

The three new stores are: SPAR Genclik (853m²), SPAR Bakikhanov (1,387m²) and SPAR Akhundov (560m²). On the opening day, each store processed transactions from over 1,500 customers, with an average basket spend of between 6-10 USD. The opening ceremonies of the new stores were attended by SPAR International, representatives from the media and local residents.

In addition to daily grocery ranges, the new SPAR stores in Azerbaijan offer a broad fresh produce range and a large selection of household appliances. In the deli section of each store, customers are treated to an array of dishes from salads, pizzas and doner kebabs to traditional baked breads and freshly made desserts, all produced onsite.

The instore restaurants, a concept which is new to the retail market in Azerbaijan, have attracted many customers. And for the health concious consumer, the SPAR stores offer a good range of nutritious, healthy meals and snacks.

A good range of SPAR Own Brand products, availble in 12 categories and with over 300 SKUs, complement other locally and internationally sourced products.

SPAR Azerbaijan has ambitious plans for growth – food retailing continues to be one of the most dynamic sectors of the local economy. The growing network of SPAR stores in the country bring global best practice to the market, delivering a new offering that is appealing to the local residents.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Sheetz to open three new stores in central Pennsylvania: Manheim, Hummelstown-Derry Township and York

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 60 years, today (Dec. 6, 2016) announced the upcoming openings of three new stores in central Pennsylvania:  Manheim, Hummelstown-Derry Township and York.

The first opening is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 at the store in Manheim, located at 1205 Lancaster Road.  On Dec. 15, Sheetz will welcome a new store near Hershey, Pa. in the Hummelstown and Derry Township area, located at 777 Middletown Road.  The final new store opening of 2016 will be on Dec. 22, when Sheetz opens its latest store in York, located at 160 Leader Heights Road.

All Sheetz locations are open 24/7 and these new stores will offer more than 60 new full and part-time job opportunities.  The new locations will welcome customers with a special offer of free self-served coffee for a limited time.  All three locations will continue to display Sheetz’s award-winning MTO® menu on unique touch-point terminals to order any specialty drink or food item.

The grand opening ceremonies for each store will begin at 11 a.m. with  a ribbon-cutting ceremony, where a Sheetz family member and people from each community will witness the last time each store’s doors will be opened.

Sheetz is truly committed to all the communities each store serves. During the grand opening ceremony at each store, Sheetz will be donating $2,500 to Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers. Since 2005 Sheetz has also partnered with Make-A-Wish, where they have been able to grant over 400 wishes sending families and their seriously ill children on dream vacations to Walt Disney World. During the Christmas season, for the last 24 years, Sheetz For the Kidz™charity has helped more than 100,000 children by raising more than $22 million dollars to provide underprivileged kids with new clothes, toys, and necessities.

About Sheetz, Inc.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook ( and Instagram (

Nick Ruffner

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.