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
Jan. 30, 2013 - Chef Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago has seen trends emerge from influential cultures across the globe and wants Americans to integrate these trends into their meals at home. To help educate home cooks, Chef Bayless has partnered with Sargento Cheese to create his "Top Flavor and Food Trends for 2013."
Read more: Chef Rick Bayless Identifies Top Flavor And Food Trends For 2013
Jan 29, 2013 - The ability to connect with the right customer at the right time and in the right way is the dream of any retailer. But the world of online commerce makes it difficult to do so in truly real time. In the “old days,” an engaged shopkeeper could saunter over to a customer, ask the right questions and help nudge them in a direction that wound wind up in a sale. Today’s retail environment is much more complex, but Webtrends is trying to make it easier for online retailers to find success through recently announced enhancements to its Webtrends Streams solution. Last week, I got a chance to take a look at the functionality of the Webtrends enhancements. Suffice it say, the data I was looking at was truly real-time.
Read more: RM Exclusive: Webtrends Makes Major Enhancements to Webtrends Streams
Jan. 29, 2013 - Tempur-Pedic International Inc., a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, made a special donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at the 2013 Las Vegas Market on behalf of the first 250 show attendees who participated in a Tempur-Pedic Rest Test of its expanded line of luxurious new mattress products, displayed in showroom C-1512. Attendees were invited to take a Rest Test and try the company's newest product innovations. On behalf of Rest Test participants, Tempur-Pedic made an additional donation of $12,500 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in a check ceremony as part of its 2012 total donation of $200,000.
Read more: Tempur-Pedic Makes Donation To Pancreatic Cancer Action Network At 2013 Las Vegas Market
Jan. 29, 2013 - Kenneth Cole New York, through its licensee partner, the Geneva Watch Group, unveils the limited edition Powered by You watch, the newest style in its renowned automatic watch collection. The limited edition Powered by You watch is designed to inspire individuals to generate change in their global community. Through its partnership with Kenneth Cole New York and a continuation of both companies' long standing commitment to giving back, Geneva Watch Group will donate at least $25,000 from the sale of the watches to amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
Read more: Kenneth Cole New York Launches New Limited Edition Watch Benefitting amfAR
Jan. 29, 2013 - Stride Rite, a leader in premium children's footwear, today announced the launch of Stride Rite Crib & Crawl, a brand new collection of footwear specifically designed for baby's first months through the crawling and pulling up stages. The Crib & Crawl collection is expertly tailored for a prewalker and constitutes S.T.E.P. 1 in Stride Rite's Scientifically Tested, Everyday Proven RITE STEPs System, which ensures that each shoe is specifically designed for every step of a child's mobility and foot development. Crib & Crawl also incorporates the season's fashion trends such as animal prints, plaids and shimmer into functional shoes for baby.
Read more: Stride Rite Launches New Shoe Collection For Prewalkers
Jan. 28, 2013 - Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced that a new Garnet Red Edition of the powerful Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be available for a limited time, beginning this week from participating retailers. The new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, preloaded with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, showcases Samsung's commitment to providing users with choice, portability and entertainment.
Read more: Samsung Brings Color to the Tablet Space with Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2
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