Retail business briefs for Feb. 6

Retail business briefs for Feb. 6
Published: February 5, 2014
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Vitamin Shoppe plans city store

Nutritional supplement retailer Vitamin Shoppe plans to open its first Oklahoma City store at 2408 W Memorial. Building permits show the plans for a 3,000-square-foot store near the John Kilpatrick Turnpike just across from the Quail Springs Mall. Vitamin Shoppe has one store in Tulsa. New Jersey-based Vitamin Shoppe has more than 600 stores in 37 states.

Eateries to open at N May site

Daylight Donuts and Jimmy John’s Gourmet sandwiches will each open a new restaurant at 15001 N May Ave., according to building permits. The 1,700-square-foot doughnut shop will be the brand’s fourth in Oklahoma City. Tulsa-based Daylight has about 900 franchise locations worldwide, including stores in China, Mexico and Romania. Jimmy John’s has eight metro locations and about 1,800 locations in 43 states.

Subway pulls chemical in bread

Subway says it’s in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes. The announcement comes after a food blogger launched a petition this week asking the sandwich chain to stop using azodicarbonamide. A representative for Subway says the change was underway before the petition was launched. Vani Hari, who runs the FoodBabe.com site, has targeted other food companies including Kraft and Chick-fil-A. In the petition targeting Subway, Hari noted the ingredient also is used in yoga mats and shoe rubber.

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