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Costco unveils new electronics recycling program

BY CSA STAFF

Issaquah, Wash. Costco Warehouse Club has teamed with Boston-based reCommerce service provider Gazelle to launch a consumer electronics trade-in and recycling program.

The online program will enable Costco members to earn cash by trading in electronics for cash or to be recycled. Participants in the program will receive Costco Cash Cards, which can be used for purchases at Costco stores or Costco.com, or, if the devices are no longer valuable, to have them responsibly recycled for free. The program will accept consumer electronics in a growing number of nearly 20 categories including digital cameras, laptops, MP3 players, cell phones and more.

Consumers who participate will visit costco.gazelle.com to determine the value of the electronic device, ship the item(s) to Gazelle for free, then receive a Costco Cash Card for the value of the item(s).

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Target says new stores mean new jobs

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MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that its 23 new stores, which open this week across the United States, will create 4,000 jobs.

Target will open four general merchandise stores, 17 general merchandise stores with expanded food options and two full-grocery SuperTarget stores. All 23 stores will celebrate their grand opening on July 26.

 

Be sure to check out RetailingToday.com for photos and other updates on the Target openings.

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Hallmark greetings go mobile

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Hallmark has launched Hallmark Mobile Greetings a new product for cell phones that allows users to send greeting-card like messages to their friends and family.

The initial launch includes a small network of phone models, eventually Hallmark Mobile Greetings will work on the majority of mobile phone models and will be able to be sent from most major mobile phone networks to any other network.

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