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Rent-A-Center, Inc. announces the promotion of Jim York to executive vice president– RTO domestic operations. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:"/>
Rent-A-Center Promotes Jim York to Executive Vice President – RTO Domestic Operations
Dollarama Inc. announced today that it has priced an offering of $525 million aggregate principal amount of 2.337% senior unsecured notes due July 22, 2021. The Notes are being offered through an agency syndicate consisting of RBC Capital Markets and CIBC Capital Markets, as joint bookrunners and co-lead private placement agents, and including National Bank Financial Inc.,..."/>
Dollarama announces private offering of $525 million senior unsecured notes
Staples and Katy Perry Help Dallas Teachers Bring Learning to Life in Their Classrooms. Help Teachers in Your Community and Enter for a Chance to Win $50,000 Scholarship. DALLAS---- Staples, Inc. announced that every Dallas teacher-led project posted on received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million..."/>
Surprise Donation of More Than $185,000 from Staples Funds Local Classroom Projects through
Johnson Outdoors Inc., a global leader in innovative outdoor recreation equipment products, today announced an unprecedented performance at the fishing industry’ s largest tradeshow, ICAST 2016, held this past July 13-15 in Orlando, Florida.. Johnson Outdoors brands Minn Kota ®, Humminbird ®, and Old Town ® Canoes& Kayaks were all voted“ Best of” in their respective product categories by industry media and buyers. The revolutionary Minn Kota Ultrex™..."/>
Johnson Outdoors Sweeps ICAST 2016 Fishing Industry Awards
Marriott, Hilton, and IHG to determine the hotel's brand and flag once renovations are completed."/>
Hawkeye buys downtown St. Louis hotel [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
WhereverTV Completes Audited Financials
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening a new DICK'S Sporting Goods and Field& Stream store on Friday, August 5 at Latham Farms in Latham, NY. The new location features a DICK'S Sporting Goods and a Field& Stream housed under the same roof. This unique shopping destination will offer the convenience of being able to purchase all sporting goods and outdoor needs at one time, in..."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Latham, NY
Target is opening its third flexible-format store in Chicago on Sunday. The roughly 33,000- square-foot store at 2650 N. Clark St. will be the first of the Minneapolis-based chain's smaller stores to have a Freshii restaurant inside. The store, near Lincoln Park, also has a Starbucks and CVS Pharmacy."/>
Target with Freshii, Starbucks opening next week in Lincoln Park area [Chicago Tribune]
Tile Shop Holdings Inc. reported a strong second quarter on Tuesday and executives said they expect slightly higher growth in sales and store openings by the end of the year. But the company's shares were down 6 percent in morning trading after its results showed the slowest sales growth in six quarters. The Plymouth-based retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles reported an 8.2 percent jump in sales at comparable stores, or those open at least a year."/>
Tile Shop shares drop as turnaround momentum slows [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Starz, announced several executive Legal department promotions in the Business& Legal Affairs and Business& Creative Affairs groups in the Beverly Hills and Denver offices. “I am pleased to announce the well-deserved promotions of Carrie Dolce, Todd Hoy, Gavin Wise, Deanne Bloch, John Martin and Janine Scalise Boyd who have made major contributions to Starz over the last several years through their dedication, vision and..."/>
Starz Announces Legal Department Promotions
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores in Wyoming culminates with a grand reopening celebration July 21-23, 2016 at the locations in Cody, Laramie and Sheridan. Throughout the celebration weekend, consumers are invited to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store."/>
New Appliance Retail Strategy Brought to Three Wyoming Sears Hometown Stores
Comcast customers watched 79 million hours of content on Xfinity On Demand. TV was the most-watched category, representing 32 million of the total hours viewed. The top 20 TV episodes on Xfinity On Demand that premiered during this week were:."/>
Xfinity On Demand Top 20 TV for the Week of July 4 – July 10
Target store at 11th and Chestnut Streets in Center City. The store will have its soft-opening Wednesday and grand opening on Sunday. Mayor Kenney and city Commerce Director Harold Epps are slated to attend the 5:15 p.m. ribbon-cutting."/>
Ribbon cutting Tuesday to celebrate Center City Target store's opening [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's Sagamore Development Co., which is planning a large-scale..."/>
Advocates pressure Port Covington developers on affordable housing, TIF size [The Baltimore Sun]
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores in New Mexico culminates with a grand reopening celebration July 21-23, 2016 at the locations in Alamogordo, Belen and Ruidoso Downs. Throughout the celebration weekend, consumers are invited to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store."/>
Three New Mexico Sears Hometown Stores Reimagine the Appliance Shopping Experience
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sinclair Television Group, Inc., has obtained an extension of the maturity date of certain loans and commitments under its existing bank credit facility until July 31, 2021.. Sinclair has extended the maturity date of 80.3% of its pro rata commitments under its revolving credit facility and term A loans from April 9, 2018 to July 31, 2021. The amount is comprised..."/>
Sinclair Amends and Extends Bank Credit Agreement
Genco is closing its Comcast test and repair facility in southwest Charlotte, a move that will result in the layoff of 53 workers there. Genco, a FedEx company, is a third-party logistics provider. A spokeswoman said that the one customer that Genco supports in its facility at 10325 Ridge Creek Dr."/>
BRIEF: Genco to close Charlotte facility; 53 workers to lose their jobs [The Charlotte Observer]

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