MORE SCOTCH & SODA: Scotch & Soda is planning to roll out eight new retail stores in the U.S. by year’s end, said sources. The Dutch brand, which was acquired by Sun Capital Partners Inc. last year, will open locations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, San Francisco and Las Vegas. The units will be the first company-owned stores in the U.S., joining existing franchised locations in New York and Miami.
Sun Capital originally planned to operate Scotch & Soda under its Kellwood Co. portfolio, which is headed by chief executive officer Jill Granoff, but later decided to keep it as a stand-alone brand operated directly from its headquarters in Amsterdam.
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