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Pier 1 Imports launches new e-commerce initiative

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Fort Worth, Texas — Pier 1 Imports said Thursday it has launched a fully redesigned website, Pier1.com, with a lineup of new features, including “Pier 1 To-You” allowing users to buy products online and have them shipped to any location in the continental United States.

Additional options continue to include “Pier 1 To-Go,” which launched in June 2011 and allows customers to pay for selected product offerings online and pick them up in-store with no shipping charges.

Pier 1 said the new site allows for easier navigation of the company’s product assortment, and now features “Get Inspired” and “Learn How” editorial content sections.

“We are extremely delighted with the successful launch of our new e-commerce enabled website, Pier1.com, which allows customers to shop our unique array of merchandise while selecting the shipping destination of their choice,” said Alex W. Smith, president and CEO.

Key project partners included Demandware, Jagged Peak, Sogeti, Alliance Data and The Richards Group.

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Big Lots profit takes hit in Q2; announces executive changes

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Columbus, Ohio — Big Lots reported Thursday that net income for the quarter ended July 28 slipped to $22.1 million, from $35.7 million in the year-ago period.

Sales in the United States edged up 1.7% to $1.18 billion, from $1.16 billion, and domestic same-store sales decreased 1.9% for the quarter.

In Canada, the company recorded a loss for the quarter of $3.3 million, widened from its loss of $1.2 million last year.

Big Lots has lowered its guidance for the year. It also announced a lineup of organizational changes, including the resignation of executive VP of merchandising Douglas Wurl. Stepping in will be John Martin, who has been serving as executive VP administration but served as executive VP merchandising prior. He has been promoted to executive VP and chief merchandising officer.

Other promotions include Lisa M. Bachmann to executive VP and COO; Charles W. Haubiel II to executive VP, chief administrative officer; Timothy A. Johnson to senior VP, CFO; and Michael A. Schlonsky to senior VP human resources.

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Target Facebook campaign raises $2.5 million for schools

BY CSA STAFF

MINNEAPOLIS — Target’s charitable Facebook campaign garnered more than three million votes in leas than four weeks, the company reported. Through its Give With Target campaign, the company was able to reach its goal of awarding $2.5 million in Target gift cards to schools across the country two weeks earlier than planned.

“We are thrilled with the public’s response to Give With Target and the record level of engagement we saw through Facebook,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations, Target. “Thanks to the millions of people who voted, Target will award thousands of schools with Target GiftCards to use for classroom resources just in time for the start of the school year.”

Give With Target resulted in the highest engagement of any social media campaign in Target’s history.

From New York to California, more than 30,000 schools will receive Target gift cards as a result of the Facebook component of Give With Target. For every 25 votes a school received, it earned a $25 GiftCard from Target. The five schools with the most votes are:

  • St. Charles School, Staten Island N.Y. – $4,375

  • Andrew P. Hill High School, San Jose, Calif. – $3,475

  • Northside Elementary School, Benson, Minn. – $2,750

  • St. Hubert’s Catholic Girls H.S., Philadelphia, Pa. – $2,475

  • Mooseheart School, Mooseheart Ill. – $2,400

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