May 9, 2013 - Mavatar Technologies announced the company's launch of their free, game-changing iPad app, allowing consumers to comparison shop across multiple top retailers while also automatically searching for the best available coupons and promo codes. The company recently received one million dollars in seed funding from Super Angels and just came off a show last week at Tech Crunch's Startup Alley. This iPad app and web browser add-on saves consumers' time and money shopping online, while ensuring them they're receiving the best possible deal online by finding all valid promo codes and automatically applying them with the users' saved personal deals at checkout.
Read more: Mavatar Launches iPad App
May 9, 2013 - Meijer will open its 200th store in Swartz Creek, Mich. on May 16, continuing its commitment to support the communities it serves by creating more than 200 jobs and buying fresh, local produce, Meijer Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced today.
Read more: Meijer Marks Milestone with 200th Store Opening
May 8, 2013 - Leading online shopping site PriceGrabber today announced the winners of its first annual "Highest Rated Merchant Awards", honoring retailers that consistently receive outstanding ratings and reviews on the site. Award categories include Highest Rated in Checkout, Shipping and Delivery, BottomLine Price, and Overall Shopping Experience. PriceGrabber also released results of its Merchant Reviews and Ratings survey, revealing that 81 percent of shoppers said that merchant ratings strongly impact their decision to place an order. Conducted from March 15 to March 26, 2013, the survey includes responses from 3,616 U.S. online shopping consumers.
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May 7, 2013 - Until now, the will of the Force has sought to bring balance to the universe, and with Pringles in the picture, the Force has a new mission – to deliver snackable fun. As part of the Pringles and Star Wars "The Force For Fun" promotion, more than a thousand fan-generated video ideas were crowdsourced through Tongal.com and narrowed down to seven final videos competing for a grand prize of $25,000 and the chance to be featured as a Pringles national advertisement.
Read more: Pringles And Star Wars Reveal Top Seven Fan-Generated Videos From "The Force For Fun" Promotion
May 7, 2013 - Los Angeles-based SMC Entertainment Group, Inc. (SMC), a brand owner and fully integrated brand management and licensing company, continues to grow their diverse portfolio of licensees for the 3D, CGI animated series, The Jungle Book. Currently airing in 165 countries around the world, the hit property continues to expand and diversify its licensing offerings with five new partners. The Jungle Book and SMC’s other properties including; Angry Little Girls!, H20 Just Add Water and Dance Academy will be on display at the 2013 International Licensing Show, booth #G161 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas June 18-20th.
Read more: SMC Entertainment Group Expands List of Licensing Partners For The Jungle Book
May 6, 2013 - Top Android-game publisher PlayScape has partnered with Amazon to expand distribution of its mobile gaming portfolio with a brand-new content platform called PlayScape Plus. Completely customized for Amazon's audience, PlayScape Plus features the best of the PlayScape's catalog, and serves as a launch pad for its newly published games. Launch titles include two selections from the popular Ninja Chicken series (a freemium and ad-free premium version) that boast 15 million downloads. An ad-free premium Bouncy Bill game is also available, as well as freemium and ad-free premium versions of Jewels and Diamonds Kingdom.
Read more: PlayScape Partners With Amazon to Provide More Mobile Games and Custom Content
May 3, 2013 - Since 2010, Budweiser has raised more than $5 million for the Folds of Honor Foundation and provided more than 1,000 educational scholarships to the families of soldiers killed or disabled in service. In 2013, for every case of Budweiser sold from May 5 to July 4, the brand will make a donation up to $1 million to the Folds of Honor Foundation. To kick off the program, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation is donating an additional $500,000, with a total of $1.5 million possible for Folds of Honor*.
Read more: Starting May 5, Every Budweiser Sold Through July 4 Will Benefit Military Families
May 2, 2013 - Mother's Day is an important day on the calendar for families and retailers alike. Around this time of year, retailers and brands try to appeal to shoppers looking to celebrate all things mom, and there are plenty of studies out there into how to make the most of this year's Mother's Day. Today, Pricegrabber and Offers.com are among the latest to release some insights into consumer attitudes and the desires of moms everywhere.
Read more: Mother's Day Insights: PriceGrabber says Shoppers Plan to Celebrate on a Budget, Offers.com's...
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