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DSW opens new store Oct. 17

BY Dan Berthiaume

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc. is opening of a new store in Greenville, S.C. on October 17. As of May 18, 2013, DSW operates 377 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as 348 leased departments for other retailers in the U.S. under the Affiliated Business Group.

Customers at the new store can participate in DSW Rewards, a free loyalty program in which they can earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only offers. Customers can also participate in a Shoe Lover community on Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways.

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B&N opens El Paso store Oct. 16

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York — Barnes & Noble, Inc. debuts a new bookstore on Oct. 16 at The Fountains at Farah in El Paso, Texas. Concurrently, the existing Eastside store will close.

“We’re excited for this opportunity to give our customers a beautiful new store providing the best-in-class offerings available,” said David Deason, VP, development at Barnes & Noble. “Of course, we will continue to serve the community with a vast selection of books, educational toys and games, and our innovative family of Nook readers and tablets, supported by extraordinary customer service for which Barnes & Noble is known. Our booksellers are excited to continue to serve the community, and recommend great reads and create memorable experiences with a new and exciting store.”

The store will serve the greater El Paso market and employ approximately 60 people from the community.

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Report: CVS creates loyalty profiles

BY Dan Berthiaume

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS is reportedly offering a new program to its ExtraCare loyalty program members, called myWeeklyAd, which creates a personalized profile with targeted product offers based on previous purchases. According to Wall St. Cheat Sheet, CVS spent about $7 million on the omnichannel program which is available on PC, tablet and smartphone.

The article quotes a CVS executive as saying the retailer will still produce a print circular.

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