Feb. 5, 2013Beanstalk, a leading global brand licensing agency, today announced the appointment of finance veteran Marc Schneider as Chief Financial Officer. In his role, Schneider will be responsible for all aspects of Beanstalk’s global Finance and Operations including overseeing management of the agency’s best-in-class financial systems and platforms. Schneider will also be the primary liaison to the corporate financial team of Omnicom Group, Beanstalk’s parent company.

Read more: Marc Schneider Joins Beanstalk as Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Feb. 4, 2013 - Edens, one of the nation's largest retail real estate developers, announced today that Team Aroma led by Alex Lowe and Team Follain led by Tara Foley won the first Edens Retail Challenge. Aroma is a specialty retail concept featuring premium coffee roasted in-store and providing an educational experience while Follain is a skincare retail concept offering healthy, effective and local skincare. Each team won $10,000 and the chance to bring their retail concept to life.  The winners were announced during the smART: The Art of Retail Conference, which is taking place through February 5, 2013, at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in New York City.

Read more: Edens Announces Winners Of Inaugural Retail Challenge

Feb. 4, 2013 - ShopSavvy, the world's leading mobile shopping platform, today announced a new release of ShopSavvy for Android and iOS that will provide its millions of users with a far richer user experience, making it easier for shoppers to get the product, pricing and other information they need to make online purchases with confidence through ShopSavvy Wallet.  The reimagined app not only provides unprecedented levels of detail about products users are looking to buy, but sets the stage for greatly increased sharing among members of ShopSavvy's growing shopping community.

Read more: ShopSavvy Reimagines App to Provide a Richer User Experience

Feb. 1, 2013 - "Star Trek Into Darkness" first of its kind application, based on J.J. Abrams' upcoming Paramount Pictures film, is now available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.  Users who have the app will have unprecedented access to all Star Trek content, as well as the opportunity to participate in missions and win valuable prizes. Utilizing the latest technologies from Qualcomm Incorporated, such as Qualcomm Labs' Gimbal platform and Qualcomm Vuforia augmented reality platform, the app will allow users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe by interacting directly with materials from the eagerly awaited film to unlock additional content and experiences.  The users collect points, see content, and work their way through the Star Trek Academy.

Read more: "Star Trek Into Darkness" First Of Its Kind App Available For Free From The App Store And Google...

Feb. 1, 2013 - Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, in partnership with renowned guitarist Joe Bonamassa, celebrate the blues with the launch of Guitar Center's Blues Masters Featuring Joe Bonamassa. The new program combines Guitar Center's dedication to the support of emerging artists with their commitment to the preservation of one of America's greatest art forms, the Blues.

Read more: Guitar Center Celebrates The Blues With The Launch Of Guitar Center's Blues Masters

Jan. 31, 2013 - Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, today announced the release of its sleek and aerodynamic SMH10R Bluetooth Stereo Headset and Intercom.  The all-new Sena SMH10R features a stunning new shape and slim profile, which is only slightly thicker than a United States quarter, while still offering eight hours of talk time, seven days of standby time, plus the same long range, more than one-half mile talk distance on intercom as Sena's flagship SMH10 Bluetooth headset/intercom system.

Read more: New Ultra-Thin And Featherweight Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset/intercom By Sena Technologies,...

Jan. 31, 2013 - U.S. retail and consumer merger & acquisition (M&A) activity in 2012 was primarily driven by corporations spinning off businesses, private equity (PE) investment in retail, increased cross border activity and expansion into e-commerce, according to PwC's US retail and consumer M&A insights 2012 Year in Review and 2013 Outlook report released today.

Read more: 2012 U.S. Retail & Consumer M&A Deal Volume and Value Jump Significantly, According to PwC US

Jan. 30, 2013 - Celebrating the creative combination of design flair and functionality that defines the most outstanding housewares products, the 2013 Housewares Design Awards has announced the winners of this year's competition, including three "Best of the Best" Awards, the "Green House" Design Award, and 12 "Best in Category" Award. Inspiring innovation for a decade, the Housewares Design Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Read more: "Best of the Best" Named by 2013 Housewares Design Awards

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