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Home Depot selects Clear Demand for pricing solution

BY Staff Writer

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Clear Demand Inc. said Tuesday that The Home Depot has licensed its next-generation pricing solution to support its commitment to pricing and analytics.

"Our commitment to creating an interconnected customer experience requires that we align ourselves with nimble innovators who can meet our evolving solution needs," said Hal Lawton, senior VP and president of online for The Home Depot. "This commitment also requires that we take small well-defined steps, communicate clearly across our merchant organization, provide tools that fit with the way our merchants work and get data to the point of decision quickly. Clear Demand has demonstrated a unique ability to support the flexibility required to maintain this commitment."

Clear Demand’s next-generation solution delivers innovations such as an Intelligent Rules Engine that reverse-engineers existing business rules for rapid setup and identifies inconsistencies in pricing strategy; Force Diagram Technology that reveals pricing forces on current and recommended prices for related items, for explaining price moves; and Multi-Channel Competitive Rules that integrate traditional and online competitive pricing intelligence.

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J.Iris says:
Mar-18-2013 06:06 am

Good to hear this commitment
Good to hear this commitment from them. An innovative commitment of resources that will surely enhance the businesses. - Michael Courouleau

J.Iris says:
Mar-18-2013 06:06 am

Good to hear this commitment from them. An innovative commitment of resources that will surely enhance the businesses. - Michael Courouleau

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PGA Tour Superstore to make California debut

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Roswell, Ga. — PGA Tour Superstore announced Tuesday that its first store on the West Coast will be in East Palo Alto, Calif., and is slated to open spring 2013.

The 47,000-sq.-ft. store will open in a former Best Buy location and will bring the company’s total store count to 16 nationwide. The stores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank , retired Home Depot co-founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Kansas City here Ikea comes

BY CSA STAFF

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Ikea has received the green light from Merriam’s city council to go ahead with its Kansas City-area store.

Pending the land purchase, permits and demolition of on-site buildings, construction of Ikea Merriam can begin summer 2013, with the store opening fall 2014.

Located eight miles southwest of Kansas City, Missouri, the 349,000-sq.-ft. store will be built along the eastern side of Interstate-35 at the Johnson Drive exit on 18 acres to be purchased from DDR Corp. One level of parking below the store, a two-level parking structure and spaces accessible at-grade will provide more than 1,200 parking spaces on-site. Ikea is also evaluating potential on-site power generation to complement its current U.S. renewable energy presence at 90% of its U.S. locations.

“IKEA is thrilled and honored at the support voiced by Merriam City officials and staff in favor of our opening a Kansas City-area store in fall 2014,” said Ikea U.S. president Mike Ward. “We look forward to bringing our unique shopping experience closer to the 60,000 customers already in the area, to introducing new customers to the IKEA concept, to hiring 300 coworkers and to creating more than 500 construction jobs.”

The Merriam location will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and a 450-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties, such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes.

Other family-friendly features include a children’s area in the showroom, baby care rooms, preferred parking and play areas throughout the store. In addition to the more than 500 jobs that are expected to be created during the construction phase, approximately 300 jobs at the store would be available upon opening. Ikea Merriam also would provide significant annual sales and property tax revenue for local governments and schools.

Globally, Ikea evaluates locations regularly for conservation opportunities, integrates innovative materials into product design, works to maintain sustainable resources and flat-packs goods for efficient distribution. Specific U.S. sustainable efforts include recycling waste material; incorporating environmental measures into the actual buildings with energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, recycled construction materials, skylights in warehouse areas and water-conserving restrooms; and operationally, eliminating plastic bags from the check-out process, phasing-out the sale of incandescent light bulbs, facilitating recycling of customers’ compact fluorescent bulbs and by 2016 selling and using only LED bulbs. Ikea also is in the process of rolling out solar energy installations atop nearly 90% of its U.S. locations, and has installed electric vehicle charging stations at nine stores in the West.

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