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Christopher and Banks focuses on its unique core customer in a modern way.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

A new management team at Christopher and Banks, a specialty-apparel chain servicing women of the baby boomer generation, is working to turn around the retailer.

Christopher and Banks descended from Braun Fashions that was founded in 1956. The company began opening stores under the Christopher and Banks name in 2000 and today operates 456 stores in 44 states with the largest concentration in the Great Lakes area. The company is publicly traded on the OTCQX.

DFW

DFW International Airport is enhancing its concessions program as it renovates terminals.

By Kat Zeman, Knighthouse Media

Featuring one of the largest concession programs in North America, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is continually enhancing its 252,000 square feet of concession space.

Occupying five terminals – three of which have undergone a $2 billion renovation in the past two years – the airport’s concession areas offer 72 dining concepts, 60 shopping concepts and 41 services concepts. They are operated through lease agreements between the airport and roughly 60 different private companies. 

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Cosentino’s Food Stores changes for the taste and convenience of its customers.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

Cosentino’s Food Stores was founded by Dante Cosentino Sr., an artist who emigrated from Italy to Kansas City, Mo., and made a living painting frescoes on the ceilings of Catholic churches. “He wanted to find something for his sons and daughters to do so he bought this little fruit stand on Blue Ridge Boulevard,” grandson and Vice President John Cosentino says.

North West

For more than 200 years, The North West Company has battled everything from snow storms to global warming

to provide the most remote areas of North America with their grocery needs.

By Angela Forsyth

There are challenges most merchandisers face, and then, there are the challenges The North West Company faces. As the leading retailer to rural communities and urban neighborhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and Caribbean, North West encounters unique obstacles most retailers wouldn’t even dream of. The Winnipeg-based company provides grocery items and services to some of the most difficult-to-reach areas in some of the harshest climate conditions of North America.

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Shoe Mill is poised for growth as the third generation of the Habre family steps into  leadership roles.  

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

Shoe Mill has built a reputation in the Pacific Northwest as being the fine footwear retailer that genuinely cares about the foot health of its clientele. The company’s tagline, “We put the world at your feet!” speaks not only to its unique mix of merchandise from exceptional manufacturers worldwide, but also to its promise to fit the clients properly so they can confidently and comfortably step out into the world.

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