September 12, 2013 - With brick-and-mortar-retail stores continuing to struggle with the rise of "showrooming" consumers – those visiting a store to see a product but then purchasing it later online – groundbreaking research from Columbia Business School and global loyalty experts Aimia shows retailers concrete steps they can take to entice consumers armed with mobile devices to make purchases inside their store walls. The report, Showrooming and the Rise of the Mobile-Assisted Shopper identifies five distinct segments of mobile-assisted shoppers and uncovers clear opportunities for retailers to engage and retain these tech-savvy customers.
Read more: New Research Debunks 'Showrooming' Myths
September 10, 2013 - For everyone who has desired to register for American-made wedding gifts, baby gifts or special occasion gifts, Norton's U.S.A., the general store selling only American-made products, has made it possible by teaming up with MyRegistry.com, the universal gift registry. People can register for gifts by going to www.NortonsUSA.com and clicking on the 'Gift Registry' tab. Those near the Barrington, Illinois brick and mortar store can also register items in the store.
Read more: Norton's U.S.A. Partners with MyRegistry.com
September 10, 2013 - Silver Jeans Co., a Canadian-based company known for high quality and well-fitting jeans in the mid luxury denim market, has announced that it will officially open its "loft" concept store at Stonebriar Centre on October 25th in Frisco, Texas.
Read more: Silver Jeans Co. Set To Open Loft At Stonebriar Centre
September 5, 2013 - As part of the General Mills long term sustainable sourcing program, the company and its Foundation announced today a four-year joint commitment with supplier partner AgroMantaro and global humanitarian organization CARE to provide $1.1 million to help smallholder artichoke farmers in Peru increase yields and improve profitability.
Read more: General Mills Launches $1.1 Million Sustainable Sourcing Program in Peru
September 5, 2013 - CFI Group, customer satisfaction technology and analytics firm, has identified the top drivers of retail customer satisfaction through its Retail Satisfaction Barometer (RSB). The ongoing, benchmark study was conducted to gain an understanding of how satisfied retail customers are today – focusing on intent to make repeat purchase, develop an affinity toward a brand and recommend retailers to peers.
Read more: CFI Group Study Reveals how Retailers can Increase Satisfaction to Attract and Retain Customers
September 4, 2013 - Building upon its efforts to provide greater access to vaccines and other health care services for populations in need, Walgreens is partnering with the United Nations Foundation this flu season, to help provide up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through a donation to the Foundation's Shot@Life campaign.
Read more: Walgreens to Help Provide Up to 3 Million Life-Saving Vaccines for Children Through Donation to...
September 3, 2013 – Two of New England’s greatest icons have come together to give baseball fans the chance to own a piece of Fenway Park and L.L.Bean history. L.L.Bean has introduced The One Fund Boston Tote made from the tarp used to protect the Fenway Park infield during its 100th anniversary in 2012. This limited edition version of the company’s signature tote celebrates the spirit of Boston and its people, with 100% of the profits going to The One Fund Boston.
Read more: L.L.Bean Helps Support the Spirit of Boston with Limited Edition One Fund Boston Totes
September 3, 2013 - Apricot Lane has been moving to the forefront of chic boutiques since its launch in 2007. Owned by Country Visions, Inc. the company is on target to open 20 stores in 2013 bringing its total store count to 95 across 38 states and projecting $45 million in 213 system sales. The Apricot Lane Boutique Franchise, a branch of Country Visions, Inc., is anticipating exponential growth during the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014, projecting the opening of 40-50 new stores, with the 100th store opening slated for Spring 2014.
Read more: Apricot Lane Boutique Franchise Experiences Growth; 20 New Stores To Open Before Year End
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