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December 4, 2013

Virtual Piggy has changed the name of its youth payments service to Oink.

October 30, 2013

PBTeen is heading to Long Island, N.Y., for the first time. The PBteen store will join sister brands Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids in the first-ever combined location at Walt Whitman Shops, with pass-through access to all three stores. The new store will feature the retailer's new holiday gift assortment.

October 11, 2013

Virtual Piggy has become a Demandware LINK Technology Partner. Through the LINK Technology Partner Program, Virtual Piggy has developed a pre-built integration between Virtual Piggy and Demandware Commerce, making it possible for Demandware clients to implement its safe youth commerce solution in a fraction of the time normally required.

September 27, 2013

Forever 21 has unveiled Bats & Cats, a limited edition collection of women’s and men’s apparel and accessories designed by Forever 21. The collection features 63 current pieces modeled by Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, model, DJ and daughter of Duran Duran bassist John Taylor.

July 18, 2013

Sales at Scholastic Corp fell sharply during the company’s fourth quarter ended May 31 and most of the drop was blamed on the waning popularity of the Hunger Games trilogy.

July 2, 2013

GNC Holdings has elected former PetSmart CEO Robert Moran and former Midas CEO Alan Feldman to its board of directors.

July 1, 2013

Virtual Piggy has appointed Ivo Weevers as the company’s creative director of mobile design. Weevers will be charged with leading and managing the mobile consumer experience team.

June 13, 2013

Global workwear brand Dickies has teamed up with country music group Eli Young Band. They are offering fans an opportunity to meet the band on the No Shoes Nation Tour with Kenny Chesney.

May 28, 2013

Tiffany & Co.’s 175th anniversary and its Great Gatsby movie tie-in collection drove the jeweler’s better-than-expected financial results for the first quarter ended April 30, which included Valentine’s Day.

May 21, 2013

Virtual Piggy, an online service that allows parents to monitor their children's online shopping behavior, is heading across the Atlantic for the first time.

May 10, 2013

Target is beta testing a new app that allows users to save on items and share deals on Facebook. A Bullseye View, Target's online magazine, announced the introduction of Cartwheel.

May 9, 2013

Walmart continues its superhero streak and courting comic book fans onto its website via social media — this time the superhero in question is Marvel’s billionaire badboy and Iron Man alter ego Tony Stark.

April 25, 2013

Duck brand Duck Tape is joining forces with Marvel superheroes the Avengers. The Avengers Duck Tape features Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man.

December 21, 2012

Domino Sugar has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for relief and rebuilding efforts in the Northeast following Hurricane Sandy.

October 15, 2012

Family Dollar Stores has named Jocelyn Wong to the position of SVP, chief marketing officer. Wong will report to Michael Bloom, president and COO.

September 27, 2012

Stride Rite is giving young girls the ultimate fairy tale experience with special in-store Cinderella shoe fittings and the chance to win a hometown screening of a Disney fairy tale.

July 31, 2012

Mercent, a technology company that enables retailers to profitably reach and convert more shoppers online, announced that it has appointed Jacqueline Borges as its VP partnerships.

December 22, 2011

A report released Wednesday by ShopperTrak found that holiday shoppers boosted sales 21.7% over the previous week and 1.3% over the same week last year.

October 17, 2011

Competing with Walmart is nothing new for Target, but what appears to be different this holiday season compared with the last few years is, to borrow a football metaphor, Walmart has eliminated its turnovers and is now showing some signs of momentum.

July 5, 2011

The first Target stores in Canada won’t open until 2013, but the company recently announced it retained MDC Partners to lead the development of its overall marketing efforts. According to the company, the MDC integrated team is being led by kbs+p Canada and Veritas Communications, along with support from Northstar Research Partners and BOOM! Marketing.

July 20, 2010

Borders announced that it has launched a company-wide summer book drive with the goal of...

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