HomeGoods, Petco to open at Granada Hills
Granada Hills, Calif. — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers announced that it has leased nearly 39,000 sq. ft. of retail space in Granada Hills, Calif., at Granada Village to two additional anchors, HomeGoods and Petco.
HomeGoods has leased 27,500 sq. ft. and is slated to open in spring 2012. This is the first store in the market for this home furnishings retailer with the next closest location eight miles away.
Petco is scheduled to open in 11,350 sq. ft. this fall.
Target donates $200K to support tornado relief efforts
MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced that it has donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts in the Southern United States.
An additional donation of more than $75,000 will include product and relief kits containing hygiene and food items that will be distributed to hardest-hit areas.
“When disaster strikes, Target listens and acts quickly to donate time, money and essentials to help support the needs of our communities,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Target chairman, president and CEO. “Our thoughts are with the residents of these communities, and we hope our donation will aid in the recovery.”
All Target stores in affected areas remain open to serve guests, and Target has allocated additional food, water and other disaster relief supplies to these stores to ensure residents have access to the supplies they need to begin the rebuilding effort, the company reported.
Supervalu to offer Coinstar’s no-fee option in more stores
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Supervalu customers that cash in their coins at in-store Coinstar kiosks can do so for free when they select the Supervalu gift card option, Coinstar announced.
The no-fee option will be available in about 1,000 stores that operate under the Supervalu banner, including such chains as Acme, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco and more, by next month.
Supervalu and Coinstar began their collaboration on the gift card project last January in approximately 78 Albertsons stores located in Washington and Oregon.
"We are very pleased with the results of the pilot program with Coinstar and look forward to a program expansion starting in June," said Mark Schumacher, Supervalu’s director of financial services. "This agreement provides our customers the opportunity to receive the full value of their coins with no fees when they choose the gift card option."
Added Mike Skinner, president of Coinstar’s coin business, "We’re delighted to be moving forward on this exciting new project with Supervalu and look forward to maximizing the potential increase in both trips and shopping basket size at Supervalu stores. There’s approximately $10 billion in coins across the [United States] waiting to be converted, and this gives consumers a compelling option for turning those coins into something of great value."