Denver Business Journal | Shop Watch: Chuck & Don’s Pet Food comes to Littleton + more retail openings in Denver Metro!

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet, a Minnesota-based pet food and supply chain, is slated to open another Denver area location on Jan. 20 in Littleton at Kipling Marketplace, 5055 S. Kipling St.

The chain store opened its first Colorado location December, 2010 in Cherry Creek, as reported by Shop Watch.

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Denver Business Journal | Goodwill to open new chic boutique

Goodwill is coming to Cherry Creek North.

Yes, you read that right — Goodwill Industries of Denver    will open a store at 303 University Blvd., at Third Avenue.

Fashionistas needn’t worry about a thrift store tainting the upscale image of Cherry Creek. This store — scheduled to open March 17 — is going to be nothing like the typical Goodwill retail store.

Nice work Rich Otterstetter!

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Colorado Springs Gazette | Kum & Go Plans 20 to 25 Pikes Peak Region Stores over 5 Years

Kum & Go, the Midwest convenience store chain, will build 20 to 25 stores over the next five years in the Pikes Peak region as it takes on 7-Eleven, Loaf & Jug and other established retailers.

Kum & Go, a privately held, family-owned business based in West Des Moines, Iowa, will invest $70 million to $80 million in its stores and employ 300 to 375 mostly full-time people by the time it completes construction in 2016, said spokeswoman Catherine Huggins. For competitive reasons, she declined to say how many stores will be built each year.

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The Denver Post | Good Times to Close Stores

Golden-based Good Times Restaurants said Monday it is planning to close some of its lower-performing stores in “trade areas that are no longer our core target.”

Christi Pennington, spokeswoman for Good Times, said she couldn’t put a number on how many will be closed but said it won’t be many.

Which stores will be closed is still being reviewed, Pennington said.

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QSR Magazine | The Growth 40

A Closer Look: The following data is from American Express Business Insights. According to the company’s experts, each quick serve will watch different factors to decide whether expansion into an area is right. But negative numbers don’t always tell the full story. For example, if a city posts a declining transaction size but its number of real transactions is up, it may be a good place for operators to expand, if their concepts rely on high traffic and low ticket averages.


Methodology: The Growth 40 cities are ranked based on a cumulative score. That cumulative score is made up of population rank, spending rank, number of transactions rank, and average transaction size rank. Population data is based on the 2010 U.S. Census. Spending, number of transactions, and average transaction size data were provided by American Express Business Insights. Ties in the cumulative scores were decided based on raw population data, with the larger metro ranking higher.

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