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Office Depot adds designer RTA – hardlines – Office Depot Inc

Office Depot adds designer RTA – hardlines – Office Depot Inc – Brief Article The furniture category at Office Depot is taking on a new look following the recent addition of a proprietary line created by designer and television personality Christopher Lowell. Office Depot began testing the approximately 80-SKU line last November at south Florida […]

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Sugar-free deserts – What’s Hot

Sugar-free deserts – What’s Hot – Brief Article The low-carb diet craze keeps making its impact in new and mysterious ways. Sugar-free pudding and gelatin are now benefiting, with sales up 35% for diet gelatin and 19% for diet pudding during a recent 52-week period ending in January, according to ACNielsen-measured channels. Conversely, regular gelatin […]

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Northfield, Ill. — Kraft Foods will acquire the Back to Nature cereal and granola brands from privately held Organic Milling Inc

Northfield, Ill. — Kraft Foods will acquire the Back to Nature cereal and granola brands from privately held Organic Milling Inc – Brief Article NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Kraft Foods will acquire the Back to Nature cereal and granola brands from privately held Organic Milling Inc. As part of a co-manufacturing agreement, Organic Milling will still […]

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Getting creative to take control of brand destiny

Getting creative to take control of brand destiny Debbie Howell Building the Kmart portfolio of exclusive brands into assortments that are focused and meaningful to shoppers in a store environment that is a notch above. the retailer’s past attempts feeds Lisa Schultz’s daily motivation as senior vp and chief creative officer at Kmart. Hired to […]

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Simple merchandising sells toys at Target

Simple merchandising sells toys at Target Doug Desjardins Target may be the No. 2 toy retailer in the country, but it’s unmatched in its ability to combine low prices with slick product presentation. Target doesn’t do anything spectacular with its toy sections but manages to execute the keep-it-simple principle to perfection. “It’s really a combination […]

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Target teams with Eddie Bauer for camping line

Target teams with Eddie Bauer for camping line – Brief Article MINNEAPOLIS — Target Stores continues its drive toward differentiation with the addition of an Eddie Bauer branded line of camping and outdoor gear, an expanded E*Trade financial services program to additional SuperTarget locations and full sponsorship of the most recent run of “Survivor II.” […]

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Credit card industry’s little piggy went to market

Credit card industry’s little piggy went to market Ken Rankin There’s a saying on Wall Street that goes something like this: the bulls make money, the bears make money, but the pigs get slaughtered. That’s a message that some of the nation’s largest retailers are hoping to drive home to the financial services industry. At […]

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Lack of savvy barrier to sales

Lack of savvy barrier to sales – Brief Article DSN INDUSTRY REPORT — Selling products and services via cell phones and pagers is a market that must overcome major hurdles before it takes hold in the United States. As it already has in Europe, the market appears poised for an eventual boom, according to analysts […]

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Wal-Mart supercenters take on capital market

Wal-Mart supercenters take on capital market – new stores in Albany, New York area Mike Duff In its latest round of store openings, Wal-Mart went into the Albany, N.Y.-area with a one/two shot, opening a pair of supercenters and suddenly becoming a food powerhouse. The one closer to Albany proper, in Halfmoon, particularly seems to […]

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IMRA marketing conference stresses team play

IMRA marketing conference stresses team play – Brief Article SAN DIEGO — How can Lego building blocks help corporate America? If you were at last month’s IMRA Marketing Conference, you’d know that assembling Legos is an effective means of building team play You’d also know that in addition to using Legos as an “adult learning […]