OPERATIONS

Barnes & Noble updates Nook app for comics readers

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York – Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook Media LLC is releasing an updated Nook app for iOS devices. The app allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to download the full selection of comics and graphic novels from the Nook store with support for Zoom View, allowing readers to focus on individual panels. Other updates features include animated page turns and the ability to enlarge book illustrations.

“With our free, updated Nook for iOS application, we’re delivering to customers with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch a great optimized reading experience, now with access to NOOK Comics, one of the leading collections of digital comics and graphic novels available,” said Jamie Iannone, president of digital products at Nook Media LLC.

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Dollar General seeks 10K new hires in May

BY Dan Berthiaume

Goodlettsville, Tenn. – Dollar General plans to hire 10,000 new employees this month. As part of the effort, the discount retailer will host a nationwide career fair at 170 locations in 40 states on May 18.

“With the long term career opportunities Dollar General provides its employees, we take great pride in being an employer of choice for external candidates,” said Bob Ravener, executive VP and chief HR officer for Dollar General. “Exceptional talent and internal promotions continue to fuel Dollar General’s growth and we look forward to the skills these 10,000 new hires will bring the company.”

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Hhgregg opens new Ohio store

BY Dan Berthiaume

Indianapolis – Electronics retailer Hhgregg is opening a new store location at the Dayton Mall in Dayton, Ohio, on May 16. The new 23,000-sq.-ft. store will replace a previous location in West Carrollton, Ohio.

“Hhgregg is dedicated to the Dayton community and we think local residents will really enjoy shopping at our new and modern store,” said Jeff Pearson, senior VP of marketing, Hhgregg.

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