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Jones Group appoints COO

BY Staff Writer

New York — The Jones Group Inc. announced the promotion of Cynthia DiPietrantonio to COO, effective immediately.

In this expanded role, DiPietrantonio will oversee production in The Jones Group’s overseas facilities, including its production offices in China and Hong Kong, in addition to her current responsibilities overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. DiPietrantonio, the senior-most operations executive, has been with The Jones Group in several capacities over the past 30 years.

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Newsweek ranks 15 greenest retailers in America

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Office Depot has been recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings as the number one greenest large retailer in the United States for the third consecutive year. Across all industry sectors, Office Depot was ranked as America’s ninth greenest large company.

Here is Newsweek’s ranking of the 15 greenest U.S. retailers:

  1. Office Depot
  2. Staples
  3. Best Buy
  4. The Home Depot
  5. Wal-Mart Stores
  6. Kohl’s
  7. Target
  8. J.C. Penney
  9. Sears Holdings
  10. Whole Foods Market
  11. Lowe/s Cos.
  12. Kroger Co.
  13. Costco Wholesale
  14. Safeway
  15. Supervalu

To produce the 2012 Green Rankings, Newsweek collaborated with two leading environmental research providers, Trucost and Sustainalytics, to assess each company’s environmental footprint, management of that footprint, and transparency. The Green Rankings focus on the largest publicly traded companies in America and worldwide. Each list consists of the largest 500 companies by revenue (most recent fiscal year), market capitalization, and number of employees, as of April 30, 2012. A number of the largest U.S.–based companies appear on both lists.

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Target unveils holiday gift card assortment; includes digital option

BY Marianne Wilson

Minneapolis — Target Corp. unveiled its lineup of gift cards for the upcoming holiday season. The expanded assortment, which include traditional gift cards with holiday and multicultural designs, and digital options, will be available in stores on Nov. 4

For the first time, the gift card displays in Target stores will offer guests the opportunity to send a digital gift card. Guests can scan the QR code on the display to electronically send a gift card directly to the recipient. Additionally, mobile gift cards allow guests to send gift cards digitally to another phone or email address anytime from Target.com or the Target app.

Recipients of any Target GiftCard – physical or digital – can create a Target Mobile GiftCard by saving the card’s barcode to their Target account. To redeem the value, guests can access the barcode with a mobile phone and present it at the register to be scanned.

Select holiday gift cards will also have a QR code on the back that links to an online game called “Santa’s Sleigh Ride.”

Target’s Wow! holiday gift cards have extra features, such as lights, sound and motion. One, for example, features a bear wearing a light-up Christmas sweater.

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D.Brisbane says:
Feb-27-2013 09:06 pm

My brother promised to give me a gift card from Target Corp, I want to buy elegant wedding favors for my wedding that is taking place in May. There are a lot of things for my wedding I will buy using this card, the discounts are amazing.

D.Brisbane says:
Feb-27-2013 09:06 pm

My brother promised to give me a gift card from Target Corp, I want to buy elegant wedding favors for my wedding that is taking place in May. There are a lot of things for my wedding I will buy using this card, the discounts are amazing.

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