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Gordmans to open near Denver in 2012

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York City –Brixmor Property Group announced two retailers will join Arapahoe Crossings, located Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver.

Omaha-based department store retailer Gordmans is slated to open during fall 2012 with a 55,000-sq.-ft. store.

In early 2012, Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet will open a 7,000-sq.-ft. store adjacent to King Soopers grocery store.

Gordmans and Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet will be joining more than 30 shops and services including Kohl’s, King Soopers, Marshall’s, Office Max, Big Lots and AMC Theaters.

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Apple opens in Grand Central Terminal

BY Staff Writer

New York –Apple on Friday, opened its newest Big Apple store, a 23,000-sq-.ft. outpost in the landmarked Grand Central Terminal. The company said 2,500 people were waiting in line before the opening, and the store had nearly 4,000 visitors before noon.

The space had been previously occupied by a restaurant, which closed earlier this summer. It is Apple’s fifth location in Manhattan,

The store—one of Apple’s largest—features sleek tables for product testing and two Genius Bars for technical support. In a nod to commuters, it is offering 15-minute express classes on Apple products.

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Big Tall Direct partners with TrustPilot for online satisfaction reviews

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Dallas –Online menswear retailer Big Tall Direct said Friday it has partnered with TrustPilot to measure customer satisfaction.

"By integrating TrustPilot with our existing systems, our potential consumers benefit from the shopping experience of our established consumers", said Rob Schlein, president, Big Tall Direct.

The TrustPilot badge displays on the opening and closing pages of a customer transaction. A customer may read reviews from other customers to build confidence in their shopping decision. After a purchase is made, TrustPilot automatically dispatches an email about 10 days later to coincide with the delivery of product and asks for a consumer opinion. That opinion allows for a satisfaction rating of 1 to 5 stars, and allows for comments.

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