REAL ESTATE

Destination Maternity opens first Canada location

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Philadelphia — Destination Maternity Corp. said it is opening its first Destination Maternity store in Canada on Thursday in Calgary, Alberta, at the Kingsland Village retail development.

The store will debut its A Pea in the Pod brand in Canada.

"Opening a store along the Macleod Trail corridor, one of Calgary’s premiere shopping destinations, is a great opportunity to increase the reach of the Motherhood Maternity brand,as well as introduce our luxury A Pea in the Pod brand to a market where there is a clear demand for maternity apparel at both moderate and better price points," said Ed Krell, CEO.

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Modell’s restructures merchandising division

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — Modell’s Sporting Goods said Wednesday it has named Charles Castaneda chief merchandising officer for the chain, a promotion from his current position of EVP planning and allocations.

The company has also moved Jay O’Brien from general merchandising manager of footwear to general merchandising manager of sporting goods, to succeed the recently departed Bill Hackett.

Jeff Schaffer has been promoted to general merchandising manager of footwear.

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Overstock.com, Rewards Network partner on dining loyalty program

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Salt Lake City — Overstock.com said Thursday it is launching the Club O Dining Rewards program in partnership with Rewards Network.

The enhancement to the e-retailer’s current loyalty program allows members to automatically receive reward dollars in their Club O account equal to 5% of their total dining bill when they visit participating Club O Dining Rewards restaurants and pay their bill using any credit or debit card they have registered with their Dining Rewards account.

Dining options vary from high-end dining establishments to fast-food restaurants, bars, clubs and home delivery.

"Members earn reward dollars by shopping at Overstock.com and now they can accumulate them even more quickly by doing what they do anyway – dining out," said Patrick M. Byrne, CEO, Overstock.com.

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