Feb. 25, 2014 - Ashley Furniture HomeStore, the largest furniture retailer in the U.S., celebrated the opening of their 500th store in Longview, Texas on Feb. 21, 2014. Throughout its 17-year history Ashley Furniture HomeStore has experienced explosive growth – exceeding $3 billion in sales in 2013 - and adding store locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. The brand's robust pipeline includes 50 additional HomeStore openings in 2014. The Longview store is the 48th HomeStore in the state of Texas. Ashley Furniture HomeStore's network of licensed and company-owned stores has been the number one selling U.S. furniture store brand since 2006.
Read more: Ashley Furniture HomeStore Celebrates 500th Opening
Feb. 21, 2014 - Rabin Worldwide, a San Francisco based company and a leader for the disposition of food manufacturing facilities, will conduct a three-day public auction of the remaining assets at the former Campbell's Soup plant in Sacramento, Calif. The auction begins February 25th and will end February 27th.
Read more: Rabin Worldwide to Auction former Campbell's Soup Sacramento facility
Feb. 21, 2014 - Reflecting on the 2013 holiday shopping season, it’s clear that U.S. consumers are shifting how and where they buy. According to comScore, online holiday season sales rose 10 percent from 2012, including an 18 percent increase in online spending on Cyber Monday and a 15 percent increase on Black Friday.
E-commerce is expected to continue flourishing, with mobile transactions accelerating and online retail sales projected to reach $434 billion over the next four years. Of course online shopping is convenient, but we are learning that consumers can also feel good about its big picture environmental impact. A Carnegie Mellon University study found that E-commerce is the less energy-consumptive option roughly 80 percent of the time, when compared with brick and mortar shopping.
As retailers expand their online capabilities, they should explore ways to promote the intrinsic environmental benefits of shopping online. Read the full story at the Retail Merchandiser blog.
Feb. 19, 2014 - With anticipation growing across the globe for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Budweiser today proudly revealed Rise As One, the brand's global creative campaign on behalf of its sponsorship of the upcoming tournament. As the official beer sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Budweiser has designed a holistic creative platform under the Rise As One thematic, which will serve to celebrate the moments that unite and inspire fans of the beautiful game around the world.
Read more: Budweiser Unveils Rise As One 2014 FIFA World Cup Marketing Campaign
Feb. 18, 2014 - Launching today, "Lived-In," Gap's global marketing campaign celebrates an authentic attitude, also captured in the brand's spring product collection featuring a modern and youthful interpretation of classic, casual styles. For years, Gap has shared its belief in the power of the individual by highlighting people who are always their most authentic selves. This season, the "Lived-In" attitude is brought to life by a cast of emerging and talented young artists including musicians, singers, actors and photographers.
Read more: Gap Presents "Lived-In" Spring Campaign
Feb. 18, 2014 - Today at the 111th American International Toy Fair in New York, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), the world leader in licensed consumer goods, wowed attendees with an exciting line-up of new products from the biggest and best movies, video games and comic books. WizKids Games, NECA's games publisher and the leading innovator in collectible miniatures gaming, kept up the pace with a wealth of new products across major licenses, as well as hands-on game demos.
Read more: NECA Unveils Hot New Product Line-Ups At New York Toy Fair
Feb. 17, 2014 - New York City was transformed into a magical playground over the weekend when hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the opening of the 111th American International Toy Fair – the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere – taking place February 16-19, 2014.More than 30,000 play professionals from 100 countries are expected at Toy Fair 2014 to explore a record-breaking 412,000 net square feet of exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Upwards of 1,150 toy companies – 285 of which are exhibiting for the very first time – are slated to unveil the year's hottest trends in toys, games and youth entertainment products in front of an estimated 14,000 global buyers.
Read more: Toy Fair Opens in NYC
February 14, 2014 - Nokia has partnered with Fyodor Golan for London Fashion Week to create the world's first interactive skirt made up of Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphones. The innovative skirt was designed by the Fashion Fringe winners and created by Kin and uses static pictures captured by the phone, or live feeds on the 80 screens that adorn it - allowing it to change around the wearer and their day.
Read more: The New Nokia Super Smart...Skirt
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