Retail briefs for May 29, 2014

Retail briefs for May 29, 2014
Oklahoman Published: May 28, 2014
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Gourmet Gallery sets tasting

Gourmet Gallery, at 1532 S Boulevard in Edmond and in the Shoppes at Northpark in Oklahoma City, will host a tasting event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to introduce the Terrapin Ridge Farms product line to its stores. Terrapin Ridge Farms produces a specialty food line that includes gourmet condiments, sauces, meal starters, dressings, jams, dips, mustards and dessert sauces. Terrapin Ridge Farms CEO Mary O’Donnell and her team from Clearwater, Fla., will visit each location to sample products and provide recipes. Gourmet Gallery Grill Masters also will conduct a grilling demonstration featuring Oklahoma-based Holder Brothers dry-aged Angus beef.

Orange Leaf expands into China

Oklahoma City-based Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will launch two stores in Shanghai this year. Orange Leaf has secured a master franchise agreement with a group of Chinese investors that has committed to opening 100 stores across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau in the coming years, the company said. All stores will mirror the experience of Orange Leaf stores in the U.S., giving customers the ability to create desserts with self-serve frozen yogurt machines and a variety of toppings, as well as a modern place to gather. The franchisees will offer locally sourced, authentic Chinese toppings to cater to regional tastes. Once development is underway, Orange Leaf will develop Asian-inspired flavors and additional toppings.

Schlotzskys plans state growth

Texas-based sandwich chain Schlotzsky’s has announced plans to expand its presence in Oklahoma. With 14 locations in the state, Schlotzsky’s is looking to sign an additional 10 franchise deals in Tulsa and another 15 deals in Oklahoma City by the end of 2014, the company said.

Tilly’s schedules grand opening

The new Tilly’s store at Penn Square Mall will celebrate its grand opening with giveaways, prizes and live entertainment beginning 10 a.m. Saturday. The store will give free Tilly’s gift cards and other giveaways to the first 100 customers. DJ Infamous will perform live at the store at 2 p.m. Customers can enter to win a $500 shopping spree at tillys.com/500.

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