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Marshall Retail Group launches wellness concept store at Sacramento International Airport

Marshall Retail Group (MRG) has launched new wellness and sustainability concept The Well in Terminal A at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). The 325sq m space combines environmentally friendly products and distinctive gifts from Northern California. MRG’s significant growth in the specialty retail category is largely attributed to the company’s focus on creating local partnerships with brands that…

LeBron James–backed pizza chain is America’s favorite: survey

Pizza may have originated in Italy, but ever since it entered the U.S. market, Americans can’t get enough. But which fast-food pizza joint is the best, according to Americans? Market Force Information, a customer experience management company, conducted a survey of over 7,600 American adults to find out their favorite fast-food restaurants — and in…

Frog Street and Beijing Oriental Star Children Technology Launch a Partnership to Provide Early Childhood Curriculum in China

Frog Street, a provider of early childhood curriculum and subsidiary of Excelligence Learning Corporation, and Beijing Oriental Star Children Technology Company, a provider of academic and social development education, have launched a partnership to provide Frog Street’s comprehensive, research-based curriculum to prepare children for school readiness in China and surrounding territories. Frog Street curricula encompass extensive research and brain-based…

These Founders Wanted to Create the ‘Chipotle of Pizza.’ Now, Their LeBron James-Backed Business Is Aiming for an IPO

LeBron James, the Boston Red Sox, mall pretzels: These are crucial ingredients in Blaze Pizza’s ambitious recipe for growth. Serial entrepreneurs and spouses Elise and Rick Wetzel co-founded their Pasadena, California-based company in 2011 with a simple, if hardly unique, idea: Let’s create the Chipotle of pizza. The dough and toppings would be “artisanal” (roasted garlic, balsamic glaze). The…