Millions of Americans make it a point to watch Amy Poehler when she’s on television. Now, there’s hope that she can help sell TVs, too.
Starbucks Coffee Co. on Friday opened its first location in Vietnam, following an expanded long-term relationship with Hong Kong Maxim’s Group.
The Beatles’ former London headquarters, where the band performed for the last time on the rooftop, may become an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) store after planning authorities recommended the proposal over objections from retailers in the area.
With the coming retirement of Tom Cole, the chief administrative officer who led development of Macy’s Inc.’s “omnichannel” retailing strategy, the retail chain has created the new position of chief omnichannel officer to oversee the integration of store, online and mobile operations.
Judgments about how “good” an individual person is are notoriously subjective: people can find things to criticize even among winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. But apparently it is possible to objectively measure how good a company is. The 2012 Good Company Index (GCI) ranks Fortune 500 companies using measurements of employee satisfaction, treatment of customers, commitment to sustainability and adherence to ethical standards.
More than half of the 1,500 new coffeehouse locations Starbucks Corp. plans to open in the United States over the next five years will be drive-thrus, company officials said Thursday in a first-quarter earnings call.
For store branded items, J.C. Penney will show comparison prices for similar merchandise from competitors. Comparison prices, however, will not be shown for merchandise that is part of the exclusive partnerships J.C. Penney has entered into with brands such as Mango.
LensCrafters, the world’s leading eyewear retailer, recently launched myLook, an innovative in-store technology that can help customers find the perfect pair of glasses. With the help of a trained LensCrafters associate, consumers can use myLook to compare their appearance in up to four frames to help them see and choose the style that looks best.
The comedian and actress, who scored what was probably the most oft-repeated line of the Golden Globes fest (it’s at about the 1-minute, 50-second mark of the opening), will be the star of a 30-second ad for the electronics chain during the first quarter of the game, according to the Associated Press.
Effective March 1, the retailer is implementing a “zero tolerance” policy for any supplier who subcontracts work to factories without the company’s knowledge, the Associated Press reported. Previously, Wal-Mart gave suppliers three chances to correct mistakes.
Walmart on Tuesday updated its plans for its Canadian division, saying that it plans to complete at least 37 supercenter projects in the country during the company’s next fiscal year (February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014). The announcement comes a couple of months before Target Corp.’s spring launch of its stores in Canada.
Gearing up for the critical holiday shopping season, Macy’s re-designed its app, and 44% of existing users downloaded the new version prior to Black Friday, reports Reardon. The redesign resulted in 19% overall growth in its app user base. With the application, Macy’s leveraged push notifications to inform in-store shoppers about unadvertised Black Friday specials.