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Clarks Cos. names team to lead retail expansion

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Newton Upper Falls, Mass. — Shoe manufacturer and retailer Clarks Cos. announced it has put a new real estate team in place to help reach its aggressive expansion goals.

According to Somerset, England-based parent C&J Clark, its retail division has opened nearly 300 company-owned, full price and outlet stores in the U.S. over the last 18 years and plans to add 30 to 50 new stores per year, with a goal of doubling its footprint over the next five years.

Bob Miller, Senior VP retail, said Brianna Kling has been promoted to director of the Northeast Region, and Jim Balducci has joined Clarks as regional director of the Western Region.

Criss Nigro, VP real estate, will lead the new team’s growth throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The company’s Canadian division has also announced that Kathy Linkletter has joined the organization as it embarks on its own development of a retail chain. Clarks Canada has developed a robust wholesale business and recently opened several franchised units in Quebec and Ontario, and plans to open corporate stores are in the works, according to the company.

Full-price Clarks shoe stores in the U.S. are 2,500 sq. ft. and outlets are 3,000 sq. ft.

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Mar-31-2013 09:04 pm

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Mood meter tracks shopping sentiments

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — Shopper sentiment tracker NetBase said that, since Black Friday, it has been tracking the changes in shopper moods for 10 retailers with its Holiday Shopping Mood Meter.

The company found that Kohl’s was No. 1 more often than Amazon, Walmart was the only brand with a net negative sentiment, and Old Navy broke the Top 5 only once.

Between Nov. 19 and Nov. 27, the Holiday Shopping Mood Meter analyzed the web’s big data for mentions of Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, Amazon, Old Navy, The Home Depot, Sears, Toys “R” Us, and Kohl’s, then ranked the 10 brands based on sentiment.

Following are the daily winners based on most positive shopper sentiments:

11/19-11/20: Kohl’s
11/21: Amazon
11/22 (Thanksgiving): Macy’s
11/23 (Black Friday): Home Depot and Macy’s
11/24: Kohl’s, Amazon and Best Buy made up the Top 3
11/25: Target
11/26 (Cyber Monday): Amazon, followed by Kohl’s and Best Buy
11/27: Kohl’s

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A.Marius says:
Feb-28-2013 06:48 pm

The people from Netbase should make a home behavior plan for a better study of the changes in shopper moods. Gathering such data from 10 retailers is not a simple task, they worked hard to reveal these numbers that will help to understand better the shopping trends.

A.Marius says:
Feb-28-2013 06:48 pm

The people from Netbase should make a home behavior plan for a better study of the changes in shopper moods. Gathering such data from 10 retailers is not a simple task, they worked hard to reveal these numbers that will help to understand better the shopping trends.

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Facebook adds a gift store

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Facebook has added a new service, called Gifts, which allows Facebook users in the United States to buy gifts for their friends on the social media platform. The new feature, rolled out just in time for the holiday shopping season, has the potential to give Facebook an ongoing supply of valuable personal information.

To power the Gifts service, Facebook rented a warehouse in South Dakota and created its own software to track inventory and shipping, according to the New York Times. The company did not disclose how much it earns from each purchase made through Gifts.

One of the appeals of Facebook Gifts is the ease of making a purchase. Facebook users are urged to buy a present via a gift-box icon that pops up for Facebook friends on their birthdays. Users can choose from an array of products, ranging from cup cakes and chocolate to magazine subscriptions and clothing. They are asked to choose a greeting card and to provide a credit card details.

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