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November 21, 2014

Increased digital integration at GameStop is driving engagement with customers, but the delayed launch of a popular video game negatively impacted third quarter sales and made it hard for management to accurately forecast holiday sales.

Increased digital integration at GameStop is driving engagement with customers, but the delayed launch of a popular video game negatively impacted third quarter sales and made it hard for management to accurately forecast holiday sales.

The launch of Assassins Creed Unity got pushed back from a planned October launch and that proved a huge headwind for GamesStop which reported a 2.3% decline in same store sales for the quarter ended Nov. 1. Total sales for the company declined 0.7% to $2.11 billion.

November 20, 2014

As the popularity of the Rainbow Loom waned this year so did sales at Michaels where third quarter comps declined 0.8% compared to the prior year.

As the popularity of the Rainbow Loom waned this year so did sales at Michaels where third quarter comps declined 0.8% compared to the prior year.

August 4, 2014

Amazon’s Fire TV’s app selection has more than doubled, with hundreds of services and games added since launch, including the official Flappy Birds Family — currently a Fire TV exclusive game.

Amazon’s Fire TV’s app selection has more than doubled, with hundreds of services and games added since launch, including the official Flappy Birds Family — currently a Fire TV exclusive game.

New services include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., MLB.TV, Animal Planet L!ve and WWE Network, with more already on the way. By the end of the year, TV services such as WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, Outside TV, Young Hollywood, North Face TV, Fashion TV, Green TV and Dailymotion will all be available to Fire TV customers.

July 24, 2014

O’Reilly Automotive, the nation’s second largest auto parts retailer, said it is on track to open 200 new stores this year after posting its 22nd consecutive quarter of profit growth in excess of 15%.

O’Reilly Automotive, the nation’s second largest auto parts retailer, said it is on track to open 200 new stores this year after posting its 22nd consecutive quarter of profit growth in excess of 15%.

April 25, 2014

The challenges for a small/medium CPG company today, competing against the multibillion dollar conglomerates, are greater than ever before.

The challenges for a small/medium CPG company today, competing against the multibillion dollar conglomerates, are greater than ever before. With the skyrocketing cost of freight, manufacturing, raw materials, sales and marketing, the small/medium CPG company does not enjoy any of the economies of scale that the established multi nationals do. Competing in the low margin highly competitive beverage category, as we do at Celsius, only accentuates the challenge.

March 21, 2014

Despite having comparable store sales decreases in the fourth quarter and fiscal year, Books-A-Million saw core book business improve, driven by what president and CEO Terrance G. Finley called a strong lineup of new titles.

Despite having comparable store sales decreases in the fourth quarter and fiscal year, Books-A-Million saw core book business improve, driven by what president and CEO Terrance G. Finley  called a strong lineup of new titles.

Revenues for the 13-week period ended Feb. 1 decreased 3.7% to $157.9 million, compared with revenues of $163.9 million in the 14-week year-earlier period. Comparable store sales for the quarter which include comparable 13-week periods this year and last year declined 1.8%, compared with the same period last year.

March 14, 2014

Premium chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli is adding more than 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing capacity at its U.S. headquarters in Statham, N.H.

Premium chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli is adding more than 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing capacity at its U.S. headquarters in Statham, N.H. The facility in New Hampshire is one of eight production sites worldwide and the only location in North America. When the expansion is complete the facility will encompass more than 1 million sq. ft. to accommodate production, storage and distribution for products such as the recently introduced Lindt HELLO collection, LINDOR single serve bars and EXCELLENCE individually wrapped dark chocolate diamonds.

January 2, 2014

New research from NPD conducted during the 2013 holiday season suggests shoppers believe better deals are to be had online than in stores.

New research from NPD conducted during the 2013 holiday season suggests shoppers believe better deals are to be had online than in stores.

That not good news for retailers under relentless pressure to generate store traffic with all manner of urgency oriented promotions such as the ubiquitous one-day sale or other types of limited duration activities.

October 4, 2013

A new marketing campaign from Fruit of the Loom called “Start Happy,” includes an innovative LinkedIn component that rewards those who start a new job with free underwear.

A new marketing campaign from Fruit of the Loom called “Start Happy,” includes an innovative LinkedIn component that rewards those who start a new job with free underwear.

The LinkeIn component is called, “Fresh Gigs,” and runs through the month of October and builds on the central premise of the campaign which is that underwear has the ability to influence the entire day, thus the “Start Happy,” tag line.

September 9, 2013

Electronic Arts has entered into a multi-year endorsement deal with the captain of the U.S. Soccer National Team, Clint Dempsey. As part of the deal, Dempsey will serve as EA Sports Football Ambassador.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Electronic Arts has entered into a multi-year endorsement deal with the captain of the U.S. Soccer National Team, Clint Dempsey. As part of the deal, Dempsey will serve as EA Sports Football Ambassador. 

Dempsey, attacking midfielder and member of the Seattle Sounders, will make his FIFA franchise debut in a FIFA 14 GameStop commercial. The full 30-second ad spot features Dempsey coaching a fan through various post-goal celebration moves. 

September 4, 2013

Target’s entry into the world of video streaming with a service called Target Ticket is said to offer instant access to 15,000 titles and serve as an alternative to the Apple’s iTunes, Walmart’s Vudi and Netflix.

Target’s entry into the world of video streaming with a service called Target Ticket is said to offer instant access to 15,000 titles and serve as an alternative to the Apple’s iTunes, Walmart’s Vudi and Netflix.

The service will work with Windows, Xbox, Android and Apple devices and was tested with Target employees, according to published reports. A roll out is said to be imminent with content providers including, ABC, AMC, CBS, CW, Fox, FX, HBO, The WB, NBC, Showtime, Starz and USA.

June 3, 2013

Footwear and accessories manufacturer Steve Madden is looking to Micros Systems, a provider of IT solutions for the retail and hospitality industries, to help it reinvigorate its e-commerce presence and improve its order management, customer relationship management and cloud point-of-service solutions.

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Footwear and accessories manufacturer Steve Madden is looking to Micros Systems, a provider of IT solutions for the retail and hospitality industries, to help it reinvigorate its e-commerce presence and improve its order management, customer relationship management and cloud point-of-service solutions.

Steve Madden will leverage Micros’ omnichannel product suite to increase traffic and conversion in both its online and mobile channels. 

May 30, 2013

Fayetteville, N.C., is the next stop for Walmart’s Saluting Heroes Together campaign, which together with Operation Homefront, aims to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military, as well as their families.

Fayetteville, N.C., is the next stop for Walmart’s Saluting Heroes Together campaign, which together with Operation Homefront, aims to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military, as well as their families. 

May 26, 2013

Haggar Clothing Co. has appointed Don Schneider as the company's VP director of sales. He will report to Tadd Parnell, SVP national sales manager.

DALLAS — Haggar Clothing Co. has appointed Don Schneider as the company's VP director of sales. He will report to Tadd Parnell, SVP national sales manager.

Hagger will look to Schneider to lead the company's continued growth and management of its top national accounts, with special focus on Haggar dress shirts and sweater collections and the Haggar C18 golf collection.

February 6, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — Retail Sense, a marketing software company, has entered into a multi-year contract with Associated Wholesale Grocers, a retailer-owned cooperative serving over 2,500 retail stores, to implement its IntelliSence marketing resource management solution.

January 28, 2013

Move over iTunes, there's a new digital media storefront hoping to capture some of Apple's lucrative business.

WATERLOO, Ontario — Move over iTunes, there's a new digital media storefront hoping to capture some of Apple's lucrative business.

January 25, 2013

Teen and tween retailer Five Below will open 60 stores this year, including its first-ever locations in Texas.

PHILADELPHIA — Teen and tween retailer Five Below will open 60 stores this year, including its first-ever locations in Texas.

The retailer said it will open four to five stores in Austin, Texas, and 10 to 12 stores in Dallas by late summer, with the potential for more than 100 stars in the Lone Star Sate stores over time.

November 30, 2012

Fruit of the Loom has chosen Crispin Porter + Bogusky to oversee and manage advertising for the Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair and Russell Athletic brands.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Fruit of the Loom has chosen Crispin Porter + Bogusky to oversee and manage advertising for the Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair and Russell Athletic brands.

The leading international, vertically integrated basic apparel and athletic goods company’s brands include Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair, Russell Athletic and Spalding. It is an independent wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, which is chaired by Warren Buffett.

November 2, 2012

Walmart’s decision to sell, and more importantly, actively promote, a $98 Internet-connected television device called Boxee TV could help shape the future of in-home content delivery.

Walmart’s decision to sell, and more importantly, actively promote, a $98 Internet-connected television device called Boxee TV could help shape the future of in-home content delivery.

March 29, 2011

Apple iTunes may have met its match in the form of a new music service from Amazon.com that offers the flexibility in file purchasing and access previously unseen by similar programs.

SEATTLE -- Apple iTunes may have met its match in the form of a new music service from Amazon.com that offers the flexibility in file purchasing and access previously unseen by similar programs. 

January 7, 2011

Apple Thursday introduced its Mac App Store, which it claims boasts more than 1,000 free and paid apps

CUPERTINO, California - Apple Thursday introduced its Mac App Store, which it claims boasts more than 1,000 free and paid apps. According to the company, the Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac, enabling users to buy apps using their iTunes account, download and install them in just one step. 

“With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps.”