Exclusive: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Who won the buzz?
New York — The sales figures are in for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Using a sophisticated social media analytics platform, SAP tracked consumer sentiment on these critical shopping days via Facebook, Twitter and 165 million other sites across the social web to identify patterns and uncover revealing shopper insights.
View SAP’s sentiment-tracking infographic here.
NACDS raises $1.8 million at New York dinner
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The 14th annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation dinner raised nearly $1.8 million, which will benefit research, charity and scholarships.
The dinner, which took place in New York Tuesday night, included a keynote address by former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Gen. Colin Powell, who reflected on its five decades of leadership. NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger said during her remarks at the dinner, "We could not do the important work of the foundation without guidance and leadership of our supporters and friends. We’re researching ways to help patients manage their medications better. We’re researching new ways to advance patient health in emerging healthcare models. We’re introducing higher education and research opportunities to evaluate innovative practices that offer increased access to millions of patients."
The NACDS Foundation also recognized recipients of the 2012 Excellence and Patient Care Awards, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard University Medical School clinicians and researchers Michael Fischer and William Shrank. Fischer and Shrank, who researched interventions to improve medication adherence, were selected from among researchers, organizations and advocates for their work to advance patient care, each receiving a $5,000 grant to continue advancing their work.
The dinner also included "Together," a video designed to show the foundation’s mission of advancing patient care through community pharmacy with research, education and charity, highlighting partnerships and collaborative efforts of allies focused on improving patient health and quality of life.
Bayer forms JV to acquire The Avenue Webb Gin
Birmingham, Ala. — Bayer Properties announced that, through a joint venture between it and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, has acquired The Avenue Webb Gin outdoor mixed-use shopping center from Atlanta-based Cousins Properties.
The 351,007-sq.-ft. outdoor fashion center is located in northeast suburban Atlanta, and features office space, restaurants and specialty retail including Barnes & Noble, White House | Black Market, Chico’s, Francesca’s Collections, DSW Shoes, Ted’s Montana Grill and Romano’s Macaroni Grill.
This is Bayer Properties’ first asset in the state of Georgia, further extending a national footprint and mixed-use asset portfolio of over 10 million sq. ft.