Dickies launches ‘Shop and Compare’ on Dickies.com
Fort Worth, Texas — Work wear brand Dickies said Monday it has launched an online tool called Shop and Compare, which allows users to compare products side by side.
The new Shop and Compare app gives customers the ability to view up to three different pants or shirts side by side along with a detailed display of the price, fabric, fit, color, and description of each garment.
"We are pleased to launch an innovative work wear tool that allows workers to make product selections that will best meet their personal needs," said Matthew McCartin, head of marketing for Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.
Macy’s, J.C. Penney back to court over Martha Stewart dispute
New York — Macy’s and J.C. Penney are slated to be back in New York state court on Monday unless a last-minute settlement regarding Macy’s right – or not – to sell certain Martha Stewart products is reached.
The two retailers are coming out of a month-long mediation stint, but so far no settlement has been reached.
According to a Monday report by Reuters, witness are scheduled to be on the stand Monday and Tuesday, including J.C. Penney marketing executives.
"We’re all reconvening Monday morning," Jim Sluzewski, a spokesman for Macy’s, told Reuters. "The trial is scheduled to resume at ten o’clock."
Macy’s sued Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia last year after it signed an agreement to sell Martha Stewart-branded products at J.C. Penney. Macy’s claims the agreement breaches its contract to sell certain products exclusively at Macy’s. Macy’s also sued J.C. Penney over the deal, which includes plans to create Martha Stewart boutiques in J.C. Penney stores.
Wal-Mart continues college campus growth plan
Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart said it will open two additional college campus locations, nearly two years after make its university debut at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
According to a Monday report by the Wall Street Journal, which cited Inside Higher Ed, the retailer will open a 5,000-sq.-ft. store at Arizona State University in Phoenix next month, and will open in Atlanta on the Georgia Tech campus later this year.
Wal-Mart spokeswoman Delia Garcia told WSJ that its university stores would be “tailored to the on-campus customer, providing general merchandise, convenience items [and] pharmacy services.” Garcia said that the company is still testing this business model, and that no new locations are scheduled beyond Georgia Tech.
No text books will be sold at the campus stores, according to Wal-Mart, so as not to compete directly with college bookstores.