Gap to open permanent 1969 concept store in SoHo
New York City — Robert K. Futterman & Associates said that Gap has signed a long-term lease to open a store for its Gap 1969 brand in Manhattan. The shop, which will feature Gap’s 1969 denim collection, will be located downtown in the SoHo area, between Spring and Broome streets. Gap 1969 is currently operating in a temporary space in the neighborhood.
Gap 1969 is scheduled to open in early spring 2011. It will occupy 2,800 sq. ft. of ground-floor selling space, and 3,000 sq. ft. in the basement and the sub-basement.
"Gap 1969 has been successful with its temporary location in SoHo and wanted a permanent location that could offer a wide-open floor plan allowing the brand to showcase its entire collection of merchandise on one level," said Ariel Schuster executive VP RKF.
This will be the third Gap 1969 store to open in the United States. Over the last two years, the brand has established outposts in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Gap 1969 focuses on premium 1969 denim and features hand-selected fashion-forward pieces from Gap¹s seasonal collections.
Best Buy offering Super Bowl deals
MINNEAPOLIS — Best Buy announced that it is helping consumers get ready for the Super Bowl by offering deals on Samsung products in stores and online through Feb. 5.
Best Buy’s deals include:
- Samsung 55” Class LED-LCD HDTV ($1,999.99 a savings of $1,300.00)
- Samsung 46” Class LED-LCD HDTV ($1,899.99 a savings of $1,030.00)
- Samsung Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray Disc Player (free with select purchases of Samsung LED-LCD HDTV’s)
Best Buy also said that is the only retailer that offers a guaranteed Buy Back Program that lets you “future-proof” your television purchases. With this new program, customers can sell back any TV purchased at Best Buy within 4 years of purchase, and receive up to 50% back to use for future purchases.
Target makes the grade on customer service
Target took the 21st spot out of a list of 46 retailers ranked for their customer service. Zappos.com took the top spot followed by Amazon.com and LL Bean. Walmart was ranked 27.
Other retailers in the top ten includeOverstock.com (4), JCPenney (6) and Kohl’s (7).
“In a time when many retailers are competing on price, customer service becomes an outstanding way to stand out in the eyes of the consumer,” said NRF foundation executive director Kathy Mance. “These retailers have done a great job of distinguishing themselves from their competition.”
“It’s been our honor to present this award with the NRFF for many years now,” said Christopher Hollins, Vice President, American Express Global Merchant Services. “One of the most interesting trends we’ve seen is that the list of retailers continues to evolve as customer service changes with the times.”
According to NRF, BIGresearch surveyed 9,291 consumers on its behalf in September 2010 The consumer poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1%. Consumers answered the open ended question, “Thinking of all the different retail formats (store, catalog, internet, or home shopping), which retailer delivers the best customer service?” In order to develop a fair comparison, regardless of a retailer’s size or geographic coverage, the consumer survey responses were compared with each retailer’s 2009 revenues to develop the overall rankings.