Oct. 22, 2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Lowe's Companies, Inc. the highest honors for industry leadership in its SmartWay and WaterSense programs. Today, Lowe's received the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award for its environmental performance in the freight transportation industry. This month, the EPA also recognized Lowe's with a 2013 WaterSense Sustained Excellence award for its long-standing efforts to educate consumers about water-efficient products and practices.
Read more: Lowe's Sweeps EPA Honors For Environmental Leadership
Oct. 21, 2013 - Thirty-four Entertainment/Character properties had retail sales of licensed merchandise of $100 million or more in the U.S. and Canada in 2012, according to The Licensing Letter (TLL), an independent trade publication. Disney Princess, Star Wars, and Hello Kitty top the list at $1.52 billion, $1.47 billion, and $1.08 billion, respectively.
Read more: Disney Princess, Star Wars, Hello Kitty Topped $1B Each In Licensed Merchandise Sales in 2012
Oct. 18, 2013 - 7-Eleven, Inc. has added four high-demand A-listers to its lineup at its top wine-selling stores - "A" as in wines that have scored 89-90 points in oenophile publications like Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. The ultra-premium varietals – La Crema Chardonnay, Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Wild Horse Pinot Noir – not only score high in quality, but also in value. The Wild Horse is the best seller in the pinot noir varietal at a $19.99 price point and most recently rated 89. The other three are rated 90 points on a scale of 100, and all have a suggested retail price at or below $19.99 at the participating 7-Eleven stores.
Read more: 7-Eleven "Wines Up" for Fall
Oct. 17, 2013 - As part of its continued commitment to promote responsible transportation practices and sustainable technologies, Lowe's today announced it has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas. Lowe's dedicated fleet at Mount Vernon is among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.
Read more: Lowe's Launches Natural Gas-Powered Truck Fleet At Texas RDC
Oct. 17, 2013 - CVS/pharmacy, America's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the launch of a savings revolution that reinvents the American shopping staple – the weekly sales circular. Customers can now sign up for myWeekly Ad, a first-of-its-kind digital circular experience powered by the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program. The new circular serves up a personalized version of the sales ad for each customer, making it even easier to save both time and money.
Read more: CVS/pharmacy Launches myWeekly Ad
Oct. 16, 2013 - As tip-off for the 2013-14 NBA season nears, Adidas and the NBA will debut an all-new premium collection of on-court apparel. The NBA On-Court Collection will outfit all 30 NBA teams with the most innovative performance and on-trend style. To celebrate the new season, the adidas NBA On-Court Collection includes several items that players will wear on game days including the On-Court Warm-Up Jacket and Pant, Varsity Warm-Up Jacket, Long-Sleeve Shooting Shirt and Short-Sleeve Shooting Shirt.
Read more: Adidas, NBA debut new on-court collection
Oct. 15, 2013 - Warren Buffett's popular television and online series, Secret Millionaires Club, continues to expand with the introduction of Business in a Box, an all-new product from A Squared Entertainment that teaches kids the fundamentals of financial literacy through interactive play. The kit includes toys, activities and DVDs, and is now available for preorder exclusively at Toysrus.com and will be rolling into stores later this month.
Read more: Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club Intros 'Business in a Box' at Toys"R"Us
October 14, 2013 – A global icon meets the most popular family in the world, as Sanrio, Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products come together for a first-of-its-kind design collaboration featuring Hello Kitty and The Simpsons. Announced today, the two iconic pop culture brands are partnering to introduce a product line in 2014 in celebration of two milestone anniversaries: the 40th Anniversary of Hello Kitty and 25th Anniversary of The Simpsons.
Read more: Twentieth Century Fox, Sanrio Unveil Collaboration with The Simpsons and Hello Kitty
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