The Starbucks Principle for Real Estate and Why You Should Use It

Posted on RisMedia.com | Written by Matt Metcalf View Original Article Here     A few weeks ago, I met with clients to discuss their real estate needs and desires. “We really want a home in an area that will have long-term appeal,” the couple said. “That’s important to us.” I nodded. “Let’s go get a Starbucks,” … [Read more...]

Quaker Steak and Lube Supercharges Franchise Development Plans And Targets Nationwide Expansion

Posted on Franchising.com | November 2, 2016 View Original Article Here     November 02, 2016 // Franchising.com // WESTLAKE, Ohio - The Best Wings USA award-winning family casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its outstanding chicken wings and more than 20 unique wing sauces, announced … [Read more...]

An Auto Parts Retailer Comparison

Posted on GlobeSt.com | Oct. 5, 2016 Written by Jonathan Hipp   View Original Article Here     Auto parts stores don’t usually make the top of the list when investors are looking for “flashy” retail opportunities. But as far as net-lease investments go, these chains are reliable performers providing consistently … [Read more...]

Drug Store Retailers Remain Steady

Posted on GlobeSt.com | August 15, 2016 Written by Jonathan Hipp, Calkain   View Original Article Here     CVS and Walgreens are in a constant battle for the biggest share of the market. CVS acquired Omnicare and Target’s pharmacies last year and Walgreens is in the process of acquiring Rite Aid by the end of this … [Read more...]

Macy’s to close another 100 stores; stock jumps

Reported by Yahoo Finance | August 11, 2016 Written by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters   View Original Article Here   (Reuters) - Macy's Inc said it plans to close another 100 stores, or 14 percent of the total, as it seeks to turn around its business after six quarters of falling sales, sending its shares soaring.   The … [Read more...]

Staples, Office Depot Stocks Plummet After $6.3B Merger’s Demise

Posted on USAToday.com | May 11, 2016 Written By Nathan Bomey and Kevin McCoy View Original Article Here   Shares of Staples and Office Depot nosedived Wednesday after their $6.3 billion merger deal collapsed.   Investors flocked away from both retailers after the office supply giants scrapped their deal in the wake … [Read more...]

Travel Centers of America Closes Purchase of Quaker Steak and Lube

Published April 25, 2016 | The Business Journal View Original Article Here     WESTLAKE, Ohio – TravelCenters of America LLC says it has completed its acquisition of the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant chain for $25 million.   “We expect to grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized brand … [Read more...]

Arby’s Leads QSR Industry with 8.1% U.S. System Sales Growth in 2015

Posted on Arbys.com | February 1, 2016 View Release Here Brand opened 60 new U.S. restaurants, most since 2008 ATLANTA (February 1, 2016) –Arby’s achieved industry-leading system U.S. SameStore Sales (SSS) growth of 8.1% in 2015 – more than three times the growth rate of a sample of the larger Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) … [Read more...]

Plano-based At Home is Recycling Old Spaces into New Stores

Posted on DallasNews.com | February 5, 2016 By Maria Halkias   View Original Article Here Photo: Andy Jacobsohn/Staff Photographer   A former Wal-Mart on LBJ Freeway in Farmers Branch and a Kohl’s that’s closing in Plano will become the newest locations of Plano-based home decor retailer At Home.   Although At … [Read more...]

Dollar Tree Inc. Upgraded To ‘BB+’ by Standard & Poor’s

Posted on www.standardandpoors.com   Dollar Tree Inc. Upgraded To 'BB+' On Continued Debt Reduction, Outlook Stable; Issue-Level Ratings Also Raised 29-Jan-2016 09:50 EST View Analyst Contact Information Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc. continues to integrate its Family Dollar Stores Inc. acquisition and … [Read more...]