November 2012

Starbucks sells $7-a-cup coffee

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Coffee aficionados have a difficult decision to make: Spend $7 on a full lunch or on a single cup of Starbucks coffee? The brew in question: The Seattle giant’s new Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, its most expensive offering ever and also one of its rarest. The coffee is part of the company’s Reserve line and costs $7 for a grande cup. [...]

Black Friday Weekend Sales Climb 12.8% Over 2011

November 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Stores opening in the wee small hours of Black Friday morning (plus a few pushing back into Thanksgiving evening) may have stolen some of the thunder from Black Friday itself, but the weekend as a whole gave retailers plenty of reasons to smile. Total spending in stores and online is estimated at $59.1 billion, a healthy 12.8% increase over the $52.4 billion spent during the same period in 2011. [...]

Baccarat opening new flagship store in New York

November 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Baccarat is set to unveil its newest flagship store in New York City in May 2013 ahead of the iconic brand's upcoming 250th anniversary. Located at 635 Madison Avenue at 60th Street, the expansive 2,800-square-foot store, designed by acclaimed architect and designer Rafael de Cardenas. [...]

Minnie Mouse does the catwalk at Barneys NY

November 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

A few of Disney's darlings are taking to the virtual runway in New York City, as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Snow White and Tiana are appearing in the holiday display lighting up the windows of the Barneys New York flagship store on Madison Avenue. [...]

CVS positions itself as a modern-day general store

November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Quietly, voraciously, the retail monster once known as Consumer Value Stores has been taking over America. With thousands of stores nationwide and an inventory that ranges from Chia pets to syringes to hummus, the former pharmacy has revived the notion of a general store for the 21st century. [...]
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