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
Aug. 29, 2013 - VTech (www.vtechkids.com) today announced the availability of brand new Switch & Go Dinos. This evolving line of innovative, award-winning toys combines two of children's favorite playthings – dinosaurs and vehicles – with a cool transformation feature. Offering an exciting new voice-activated dinosaur, a range of dinosaurs with motion activated lights and sounds and cool new vehicles such as a jet fighter, helicopter and construction crane, the Switch & Go Dinos come in a variety of price points for every budget. They are now available at www.vtechkids.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, Toysrus.com and Walmart.com. In addition, parents can visit www.facebook.com/vtechtoys for a chance to win one of the new dinos.
Read more: VTech Expands Award-Winning Switch & Go Dinos Line With The Introduction Of Voice And Motion...
Aug 28, 2013 - It's no secret -- the art world is taking the Internet by storm. Amazon's recent entry into the online art space is just the latest indication that the Internet art movement continues to gain traction. From Norman Rockwell to Ansel Adams, artists of all genres are increasingly making their works available for purchase online. In today's world, consumers expect to search, click, purchase, and have a museum-quality masterpiece delivered to their doorsteps days later.
Read more: Anne Geddes Joins the Internet Art Movement, Partners With FineArtAmerica.com
Aug. 27, 2013 - Sears announced the winners of its Startup + Developer Challenge, the retailer's latest code-a-thon designed to foster digital innovations that further enhance the Shop Your Way member experience and strengthen the company's long-standing relationships and develop new ones in the technology community of Silicon Valley. More than 150 participants competed over three days for the chance to see their application brought to life by Sears. Team Omega Ortega developed the grand prize winning app, The Chore Score, and received a test budget from Sears.
Read more: Retail Innovation Shines at Sears Startup + Developer Challenge
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