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Men’s Wearhouse redesigns website

BY Dan Berthiaume

Fremont, Calif. — Men’s Wearhouse is launching a redesigned e-commerce site with a number of upgraded and personalized features. These include personalized style suggestions, product filters such as size, price and color, and personalized product selections based on shopper history. The retailer is planning to offer additional new online features in the next six to eight months, such as new checkout experience, buy online and pick up in-store capabilities, and international shipping.

“The new site elevates our company in the retail industry and reaffirms our commitment to technology and the importance of enriching the customer experience,” Men’s Wearhouse president and CEO Doug Ewert said. “At Men’s Wearhouse, we aim to offer world-class service to our customers, and our website is an extension of that commitment.”

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Barnes & Noble updates Nook app for comics readers

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New York – Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook Media LLC is releasing an updated Nook app for iOS devices. The app allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to download the full selection of comics and graphic novels from the Nook store with support for Zoom View, allowing readers to focus on individual panels. Other updates features include animated page turns and the ability to enlarge book illustrations.

“With our free, updated Nook for iOS application, we’re delivering to customers with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch a great optimized reading experience, now with access to NOOK Comics, one of the leading collections of digital comics and graphic novels available,” said Jamie Iannone, president of digital products at Nook Media LLC.

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Dollar General seeks 10K new hires in May

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Goodlettsville, Tenn. – Dollar General plans to hire 10,000 new employees this month. As part of the effort, the discount retailer will host a nationwide career fair at 170 locations in 40 states on May 18.

“With the long term career opportunities Dollar General provides its employees, we take great pride in being an employer of choice for external candidates,” said Bob Ravener, executive VP and chief HR officer for Dollar General. “Exceptional talent and internal promotions continue to fuel Dollar General’s growth and we look forward to the skills these 10,000 new hires will bring the company.”

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