July 22, 2013 - As the March of Dimes celebrates 75 years of its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life, its No. 1 corporate supporter, Kmart, marks its 30-year commitment to maternal and infant health. This year, Kmart's campaign raised more than $7.6 million, bringing the company's 30-year total to nearly $114 million to support the March of Dimes work and the health of newborns across the United States.
Read more: Kmart and March of Dimes Celebrate Memorable Milestones
July 18, 2013 - Inspired by the streets of New York City, Pinch NYC is the newest urban lifestyle brand to hit the fashion world. Pinch NYC is a mash-up of New York City's high-end and urban designs meant to empower individual attitude, fashion expression and community involvement for cancer awareness.
Read more: New Urban Lifestyle Brand Pinch NYC Launches A Fashion Trend And Strong Community Voice
July 17, 2013 - ShopKeep POS, the leader in iPad point of sale to brick and mortar merchants nationwide, today released the ShopKeep POS Same Store Sales Index (SSSI) for June, which saw sales jump by 19.2% over June 2012 and the number of transactions increase overall by 11.9%.
Read more: ShopKeep POS June Same Store Sales up 19%
July 16, 2013 - Students who visit the University Co-op at the University of Texas at Austin can now browse and buy top consumer electronics products and desired brands available in a new RadioShack-branded section of the college store.
Read more: RadioShack Unveils First College Bookstore Location Slated For 2013
July 16, 2013 - Big Lots, Inc. today announced John C. Martin has informed the company of his intention to retire from his role as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer. Mr. Martin will continue in his current capacity until his successor is appointed, and he has committed to provide guidance to his successor and the company through May 2014. The company has retained SpencerStuart to conduct a search of external candidates to succeed Mr. Martin.
Read more: Big Lots Announces Retirement Plans of John Martin, EVP Chief Merchandising Officer
July 15th, 2013 - During her early years, Caroline Long fit comfortably in the child seat installed in traditional grocery carts. But soon she outgrew those seats, putting her mother Drew Ann Long in a bind. Caroline has Rett's Syndrome, a nervous system disorder that has left her unable to walk, talk or use her hands. Drew Ann, who also has two typical children, soon realized that she needed an original solution to her grocery-shopping problem. Neither hiring a babysitter nor pushing Caroline in a wheelchair while maneuvering a grocery cart was practical, so Drew Ann Long gave new meaning to the phrase "necessity is the mother of invention" and designed a custom cart that would allow her to shop with all of her children freely.From Drew Ann's vision Caroline's Cart is a state-of-the-art product that will provide families of special-needs children new freedom of mobility nationwide. A number of retailers have already pre-ordered Caroline's Cart, and the official launch of the product is scheduled for July 18 at the headquarters of the manufacturer, Technibilt. Ltd. in Newton, NC.
Read more: New product opens supermarket doors to special-needs shoppers
July 12, 2013 - Macy's celebrates the launch of its new Parisian inspired fashion brand, Maison Jules by introducing a limited edition bike, in collaboration with Martone Cycling Company. In step with the current trend of the bike as a key fashion accessory, the collaboration has resulted in the creation of a custom "Maison Jules X Martone" bike. Beginning August 1st, 151 bikes will be displayed alongside the collection in Macy's top doors carrying the line. Each of those 151 "Maison Jules X Martone" bikes will be given away to a lucky customer who has won a store-wide sweepstakes.
Read more: Macy's Wheels In For The Launch Of New Parisian Inspired Brand Maison Jules Fall / Winter 2013...
July 12, 2013 - HBA Global, the leading product development event for the beauty and personal care industry, announced the winners of several industry awards for innovations in package design, emerging brands and suppliers' new products. With its online communities and show attendees voting, the HBA awards reached a worldwide audience of top beauty and personal care brand manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.
Read more: The Best In Beauty Packaging, Emerging Brands And New Innovations Announced By HBA Global
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