Burlington is slated to open a new store Friday in Consumer Square in Mays Landing, according to a news release from the company.
“We are thrilled to remain in the Mays Landing community, providing local residents with a new shopping experience for the entire family,” said Tom Kingsbury, CEO and chairman of Burlington Stores. “Whether they’re looking for brand-name clothing, stylish home décor items or anything for baby, customers will enjoy significant savings and discover new merchandise arrivals each week.”
The store, which has hired about 60 associates for the new location, was formerly located in the Harbor Square shopping center on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township.
A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 9:15 a.m., followed by the opening, during which the first 500 customers will receive a free tote bag, according to the release. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, there will be gift card giveaways, activities for kids and a DJ.
Lyft to add more safety features for riders and drivers: After facing lawsuits and criticisms related to the safety of its riders, Lyft said it will implement new measures designed to improve the security of its customers and its drivers.
In a blog post Tuesday, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer said the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company will partner with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network to offer safety education and training to all of its drivers. New drivers will be required to complete the training before they begin working for Lyft, while the company’s current drivers will be given a certain time frame to go through the training course.
GameStop closing up to 200 stores as video game sales plummet: Acting with a sense of urgency amid falling video game sales, ubiquitous strip mall retailer GameStop is pulling the plug on up to 200 stores by early 2020 — with a much larger set of closings expected within the next two years.
— Press staff and wire reporting
The Texas-based retailer has about 3,800 stores in the U.S., including more than 140 in Illinois. The company did not respond to a request Wednesday to identify which, if any, of the dozens of Chicago-area stores are targeted for closing.
Plans to close stores were outlined Tuesday, shortly after GameStop reporte