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Awards: Jewelry Company FAF Wins Walmart Supplier of the Year

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FAF Inc., a leading fashion jewelry and accessories company, recently received Wal-Mart’s Supplier of the Year award for “delivering excellence in execution in the apparel category.” The award is based on multiple performance metrics, including sales growth, margin improvement, modular excellence and improved store execution. “To be recognized by the …

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DMI’s Top 10 Mobile In-Store Retailers: Who Made the List?

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Bethesda, MD—JCPenney, American Eagle Outfitters, Target and Walmart have been in the news recently over lowered foot traffic, missed earnings or sales and restructuring/restrategizing. But there’s one area where these retailers are excelling, And that’s the quality of mobile experience they are providing shoppers. All four made it into the …

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Reports from the Shopping Cart: Retailers Speak Up about Black Weekend

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Washington and New York—Mixed reports about Black Weekend shopping came in this morning as retailers, analysts and trade associations relayed statements about sales. Some reported strong foot traffic even on Thanksgiving night. Others says traffic is for in-store sales and that Cyber Monday may actually wind up being the strongest …

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Faith Equality Index Debuts, Scores 300 Brands

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Raleigh, NC—Faith Driven Consumer— representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually–has earned recognition for rating the faith compatibility of major brands both in the consumer and entertainment spheres, as well as serving as a voice for this community. Today, building on more than four years of research and behind-the-scenes work with …

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Walmart U.S. Appoints Steve Bratspies to Chief Merchandising Officer

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Bentonville, AR—In the latest move by a major retailer to shift its merchandise mix, Walmart U.S. announced the appointment of Steve Bratspies to chief merchandising officer for U.S. stores, effective Oct. 19. Bratspies will oversee all merchandise categories across more than 4,500 stores in the U.S. business. He will continue …

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Target’s Price-Matching to Lure More Millennial Shoppers?

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Minneapolis—Target unveiled a new price-matching policy today, which includes price-matching both online and in-store. It’s all part of Target’s greater initiative to compete with the convenience and price advantages offered by competitors Amazon and Walmart both of whom are included in Target’s new price-matching, which is set to launch on …

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Amazon, Nordstrom Lead Customer Satisfaction Index

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Ann Arbor, MI—The American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2014 report ranks Amazon the top e-commerce retailer and Nordstrom the top department store retailer. The report also shows that overall customer satisfaction is dropping for brick-and-mortar retailers and rising for web retailers. “Although there are several signs that the economy might finally …