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Casual Male selects data warehouse, analytics solution

BY CSA STAFF

Marlborough, Mass. Casual Male has selected a solution from Netezza, a provider of data warehouse and analytic solutions, to gain insight into its existing data.

“In order to provide stellar customer service, it’s critical we have insight into all our channels — retail, catalogue and e-commerce — and can adapt quickly to changing consumer needs,” said Dennis Hernreich, executive VP, COO and CFO of Casual Male Retail Group. “With Netezza, we can quickly analyze data and make fact-based decisions about merchandising, marketing, distribution and store operations — enabling us to gain the most value from vast amounts of consumer information.”

The Netezza data warehouse solution is built to analyze detailed data significantly faster than existing data warehouse options, at a much lower total cost of ownership.

Casual Male has more than 500 stores in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, as well as e-commerce and catalogue operations.

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Office Depot launches ‘Top 30 Gifts’ promotion

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BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot announced that starting this week, customers can head to an Office Depot retail store or www.top30smartgifts.com to find the “must-have” smart gift items for everyone on their holiday shopping list.

Office Depot’s “Top 30 Smart Gifts” list features this year’s hottest products combined with extraordinary savings that will help holiday shoppers “give more and spend less” this season, according to the company. These “Smart Gifts” are indicated both in-store and online by a “Smart Gift” icon that appears next to the product.

 

“By providing our customers with great value and selection on some of the most sought-after gifts this season, paired with helpful gift-giving advice, Office Depot is on a mission to help customers shop smarter,” said Chuck Rubin, president of North American Retail for Office Depot. “Whether you are looking for the new Sony Pocket Reader, a stylish Ed Hardy iPhone case, or a Cross pen set for a co-worker, you can find a gift that will fit nearly anyone’s budget at Office Depot.”

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Target.com adds new holiday features

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MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that it has introduced new features to its Web site to make finding and purchasing holiday gifts easier.

“At Target.com, we are committed to providing our guests with easy and priced-right shopping solutions,” says Steve Eastman, president of Target.com. “Our online tools and new mobile functionality will help our guests find the perfect gifts and incredible deals, making their holiday shopping experience even more convenient and affordable.”

 

One of the features is the “Christmas at Target” section on Target.com. The section includes tools for creating shopping lists, finding gifts at various price points and performing a catalog search. Mobile access will also be available to many of these tools.

 

Target.com now also includes a “Daily Deals” section that offers up to 50% off and free shipping on five products each day.

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