Stories from around the Web

Quick news from around the Web...

Footwear brand Sole Society gets $8M from Nordstrom and Insight Partners

Starbucks makes push into French supermarkets

German grocer Lidl announces headquarters, distribution center in North Carolina as it prepares for US expansion

Academy Sports + Outdoors opens 200th store

First East Coast CityTarget set to open in Boston's Fenway neighborhood

And finally... The largest technology retailer in the UK, Dixons Carphone, entered a joint venture to open 500 new Sprint stores in the United States. Story