PIRCH Names New President and CEO

Costa Mesa, Calif. — PIRCH, the innovative home retailer that showcases the world's most admired kitchen, bath and outdoor appliances, has appointed Steve Smith as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Meijer to Transition All Stores to LED Lighting by 2021

Grand Rapids, Mich. — As part of its ongoing effort to increase its sustainability initiatives, Meijer plans to transition the interior lighting of its retail locations to all LED by 2021. The transition will affect all Meijer stores across the retailer's six-state footprint. Meijer expects the change will reduce its lighting electrical use by as much as 50% annually.

Petco Launches First PetCoach Store

San Diego — Petco has launched PetCoach, a first-of-its-kind pet care store concept that offers a whole new way for pet parents to provide complete care for their pets. Now open in San Marcos, Calif., PetCoach offers the highest quality suite of personalized pet services, products and experiences — all designed through a veterinary lens — to address total pet health and wellness.

Shell and HTEC Launch Canada's First Retail Hydrogen Vehicle Refueling Station

Calgary, Alberta (Canada) — On June 15, 2018, Shell and Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) launched Canada's first retail hydrogen refueling station for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. This is the first retail hydrogen vehicle refueling station in Canada open to the public, and the first of three sites that Shell and HTEC plan to open in Vancouver.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Returning to New York With 100 Stores

Los Angeles — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, one of the world's leading roaster and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, is returning to New York City through its new franchisee, Hudson River Coffee & Tea, which will open 100 franchise locations across New York City, beginning with Manhattan later this year.

Eddie Bauer Names New President

Seattle — Eddie Bauer has named Damien Huang as its new president. An 8-year veteran of the company, Huang most recently was Eddie Bauer's senior vice president of merchandising & design. In his new role, he will report to Mike Egeck, chief executive officer of PSEB, a new operating company composed of Eddie Bauer and PacSun.

Petco Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

San Diego — Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. has named Ron Coughlin as its new chief executive officer, effective June 18, 2018. Coughlin joins the company from HP Inc., where he served for 11 years, most recently as president of personal systems.

Rue21 Appoints New President and CEO

Warrendale, Pa. — r21 Holdings, Inc. (rue21) has appointed Laurie Van Brunt president and chief executive officer, effective June 25, 2018. Also, Michele Pascoe has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Stephen Sommers has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Planet Fitness Appoints Chief Development Officer

Hampton, N.H. — On June 12, 2018, Planet Fitness, Inc. appointed Ray Miolla as chief development officer. He will be responsible for driving strategic initiatives to fuel Planet Fitness' overall system-wide growth, overseeing market analysis, planning and development, real estate, construction and design, and franchise sales.

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