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Association for Retail Environments Awards, March

Additional recognition was received at the ARE Awards in March, with the Under Armour store winning honors in two different categories.  Under Armour, a+i architecture and Chandler were presented with the Fixture of the Year Award for the Cashwrap with 3D Logo Wall and an Outstanding Merit Award for Softline Speciality Store of the Year.   Read More

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Congratulations, Chandler Inc.!
April 14, 2014 |
Retail Design Institute International Awards, January Under Armour’s flagship store received high honors at the RDI Gala in January. Chandler, a+i architecture and Under Armour were awarded Large Format Specialty Store of the Year for the design and fabrication of the Baltimore Harbor ... (More)
SoCal’s President recognized as ‘Member of the Year’ earlier this month in NYC
January 31, 2014 |
James Farnell, Creative Director at Little and President of the Southern California Chapter has been recognized as Member of the Year for his extraordinary contributions to the Institute. The Award was presented by Andrew McQuilkin (FRDI, International President) and acknowledges a... (More)

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Association for Retail Environments Awards, March
Congratulations, Chandler Inc.!
Retail Design Institute Introduces ‘Collaborate’
Retail Design Institute Relocates International Office
EuroShop / RDI's Wall Design
SoCal’s President recognized as ‘Member of the Year’ earlier this month in NYC
Store of the Year Award presented to Huen for Umpqua Bank
In Memory of Marc Gobé
Southern California hosts a design ‘bake-off ‘ for their 2013 Student Challenge - ‘A Taste for Design’.
'The Apple-ization of Retail' in Los Angeles

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Starbucks to Open La Boulange Store
Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. will open a La Boulange bakery location in Los Angeles, according to Reuters.
Primark to Make U.S. Debut
Irish fashion retailer Primark will open its first U.S. store location in Boston, according to The Boston Globe.
FedEx to Expand Canadian Retail Presence
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based Federal Express Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced its most comprehensive Canadian retail expansion in the company’s history.
Dunkin' Donuts Continues West Coast Expansion
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open 20 new restaurants in the South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley areas of California over the next several years.
Nordstrom Rack Opens Utah Store
Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at University Crossing in Orem, Utah.



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