August 19, 2013 - PriceGrabber just released its second 2013 Back-to-School shopping survey, which offers additional insight into the ever-changing back-to-school shopper. The survey found that nearly 80 percent of respondents find the majority of information on back-to-school products and promotions from online retailer emails, websites and blog announcements. This fall, consumers will be taking advantage of some nontraditional online methods to find the hottest deals. Conducted on PriceGrabber.com from June 16 to August 5, 2013, this survey includes responses from 1,937 U.S. online shopping consumers.
Read more: PriceGrabber: Back-to-School Shoppers Are Changing Their Strategies for Finding the Best Deals
August 16, 2013 – Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of Halloween costumes and masquerade products, is set to produce officially licensed costumes, masks and accessories for the Sci-Fi Action Adventure film, Star Trek Into Darkness.
Read more: Rubie’s Awarded License for Star Trek Into Darkness Costume Collection
Aug. 15, 2013 - Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com will become the ultimate retail destinations for consumers eager to explore the new, magical worlds of Disney Infinity when it officially launches this Sunday, August 18. Disney Interactive's new video game platform, which will be available on the Xbox 360 game and entertainment system, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U and iPad, integrates collectible figures featuring beloved characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios with an immersive video game experience that allows the characters to come to life and interact together – for the first time ever. In the U.S., Toys"R"Us also will be the only place where fans can find figures from the Infinite Crystal Series, an assortment of exclusive, collectible figures that have enhanced in-game abilities, as well as exclusive Power Discs that unlock special in-game powers, gadgets, vehicles and more.
Read more: Disney Infinity Makes Its Debut At Toys"R"Us Stores Nationwide
Aug. 13, 2013 - Aaron's, Inc. announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement to sponsor Brian Vickers in Michael Waltrip Racing's (MWR) No. 55 Toyota Camry in every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Read more: Aaron's and Michael Waltrip Racing Announce Full-Season NASCAR Sprint Cup Sponsorship
Aug. 12, 2013 - Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and reference in premium, portioned coffee, announces the redesign of its Boston Flagship Boutique. The contemporary 2,400 square foot space is located in Boston's chic Back Bay neighborhood, regarded for its 19th century urban architecture, fashionable shopping and culturally significant landmarks like Copley Square and the Boston Public Library. Located at 7 Newbury Street, the Boston Flagship Boutique is just footsteps from Boston Common and the Public Gardens.
Read more: Redesigned Nespresso Boutique Opens In Boston's Back Bay
Aug. 8, 2013 - RadioShack Corporation opened two new concepts stores in the New York area for a total of three. The company also revealed details of the development of a "low touch" format coming to select neighborhoods nationwide in the coming months. As part of RadioShack's emphasis on reinvigorating stores and repositioning its brand, the company is opening a select number of high-touch stores filled with interactive features and playful experiences in high-traffic, high-profile locations.
Read more: RadioShack Opens Third Concept Store in New York Area; Begins Rolling Out New, Scalable Store...
Aug. 7, 2013 - Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced today plans to continue to grow its Houston-area presence with the addition of a Nordstrom Rack at Baybrook Square in Webster, Texas. The approximately 31,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2015. Baybrook Square is managed by Fidelis Realty Partners. When it opens in 2015, the Baybrook Square Rack will be the fourth Houston-area Nordstrom Rack. In July the company announced plans to open a third Rack location at Willowbrook Mall in fall 2014.
Read more: Nordstrom Rack to Open at Baybrook Square
Aug. 7, 2013 - Makita has released an exclusive 7-1/4" Saw Blade featuring the logo of the Mexican National Soccer Team. Makita, the Official Power Tool Sponsor of the Mexican National Soccer Team (Federacion Mexicana de Futbol, or "FMF"), created the one-of-a-kind blade for the growing ranks of Hispanic contractors who follow FMF soccer. It's the latest in Makita's ongoing engagement with this expanding market.
Read more: Makita Delivers Exclusive "FMF" Saw Blade for Hispanic Contractors With a Passion for Soccer
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