360pi releases new pricing/assortment suite
Ottawa, Canada – Price and product intelligence technology vendor 360pi has launched 360insights, a suite of integrated visualizations and dashboard reports that gives retailers real-time visibility into how they can immediately increase revenues and margins through adjustments to their pricing and product mixes. Retailers can have this same visibility into their own competitor and category set and the power to identify opportunities and take meaningful actions that will drive revenues and margins.
The initial release of 360insights features five self-service dashboard reports that enable retailers to see top-level trends by competitor and category, with the ability to drill down to specific products or SKUs. For example, 360pi’s ThreatMap provides an at-a-glance demonstration of relative price competitiveness by category and retailer.
“Many retailers have struggled to find the key pricing opportunities and threats that are hidden in ever-increasing volumes of data, compromising their ability to take effective action,” said Alexander Rink, CEO, 360pi. “360insights is a real game changer for retailers that have, until now, been unable to ‘see the forest for the trees’, highlighting pricing trends across categories and competitors and delivering specific insights down to the product level that retailers can act on daily.”
Portable water purifier to be distributed by Eco Depot
Eco Depot has signed a letter of intent with Water Technology Development to distribute a new portable water purification device called the WaterGizzi. Eco Depot plans to market the product as part of its eco-friendly product line, which also includes the Click and Pour and the recently acquired WaterGeeks filtration brand.
WaterGizzi weighs only a few ounces and fits into the palm of your hand, the company said. It has the ability to function as an in-line filter for sports water bottles or hydration bladders, or can be used on its own to drink from any freshwater source. It requires no pumping or mechanical power to effectively remove chlorine, heavy metals, bi-products, bacteria and other potentially harmful contaminants.
HotTVBrands.com is set to produce a DRTV ad campaign featuring the product in foreign travel, outdoor recreation and emergency preparation in addition to daily replacement for additional bottled water.
Eco Depot was formerly an "eco-lighting" distributor but is in the development stage of transitioning into a manufacturer and distributor of eco-friendly consumer products.
Katie Holmes joins Kohl’s for breast cancer awareness initiative
Kohl’s has teamed up with actress Katie Holmes to confront the “pink elephant in the room” — breast cancer — in a new awareness-raising initiative. Kohl’s will donate up to $1 million to Susan G. Komen to help support the cause.
“Breast cancer is like a pink elephant in the room that women don’t really want to think about, but know they should,” said Katie Holmes. “Women have so much going on in their day-to-day lives, it can be easy to ignore their own needs, like scheduling a mammogram or routine screening. I’m honored to team up with Kohl’s to remind women of the importance of having a conversation about breast health right now.”
“Kohl’s is thrilled to partner with Katie Holmes to get women talking about breast cancer and to offer customers the opportunity to support the fight against breast cancer by redeeming our first-ever, pink Kohl’s Cash,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “Kohl’s is committed to women’s health and we are excited to partner with Susan G. Komen on a national level as we work together to confront the pink elephant in the room and encourage breast cancer awareness through conversation.”
From now through Monday, Feb. 17, customers who earn Kohl’s Cash on purchases at Kohl’s stores or on Kohls.com will receive a new, pink version of the traditionally green coupon. From Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, March 8, Kohl’s will donate $1 to Komen for each pink Kohl’s Cash coupon redeemed — a minimum of $100,000 up to $1 million.
Kohl’s is also featuring a special, pink elephant necklace from the LC Lauren Conrad collection beginning later this month with 100% of the proceeds going toward the fight against breast cancer through Kohl’s Cares, the company’s philanthropic platform. Priced at $5 and $8 each, two sizes of the necklace will be available while supplies last for a limited time in stores and online.