Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board opens new prototype
Harrisburg, Pa. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today opened a redesigned Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Harrisburg, Pa., as part of its effort to enhance the shopping experience for consumers.
The refurbished store features a central service point at which customers can find assistance, browse featured items and make purchases. It also offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere for customers to learn about and shop for wine and spirits.
It is the PLCB’s second prototype store. Since the first prototype location opened in New Hope, Bucks County in July, retail sales at that store have increased by more than 30%.
The PLCB began a re-branding initiative in 2008 as one aspect of its comprehensive effort to become a more consumer-focused retail business. The PLCB will also open a prototype store in Philadelphia in the coming months. The agency will collect and study sales data and consumer feedback from all three stores before expanding the initiative statewide.
Sears.com gets what’s ‘NEXT’ in fashion
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears.com announced that it has become the exclusive retailer of NEXT, a popular U.K. fashion retailer, NEXT, the U.K.’s popular fashion retailer that offers beautifully designed and high-quality apparel, shoes and accessories.
"Customers who shop our millions of offerings online, including NEXT apparel, will be able to take advantage of our online shopping experience that is truly focused on the customer and providing them with choice," said Imran Jooma, president e-commerce at Sears Holdings. "At Sears.com, we are always looking to expand and evolve our customer experience while also delivering popular items and on-trend fashions to customers. NEXT gives customers both style and affordability, so they don’t have to choose between the two."
Office Depot launches [email protected] furniture line
BOCA RATON , Fla. – Office Depot announced that it is partnering with Thomasville, one of the nation’s leading furniture brands, to launch its new and exclusive [email protected] Collection. The collection is available online at www.officedepot.com/thomasville and in select Office Depot retail stores.
The line includes two collections — vintage and trek — featuring desks, hutches, filing cabinets, bookcases and storage solutions. Products range in price from $119.99 to $499.99.
“With the challenging economic environment, and more and more people working from home, it’s critical to offer a functional, quality and affordable furniture option, and that’s exactly what Office Depot is doing,” said Lee Pell, SVP merchandising for Office Depot. “Joining with Thomasville has allowed us to offer high-quality furniture pieces at a sensible cost.”