In the Pink at Target
Minneapolis, In honor of October’s designation as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Target will unveil, for the second consecutive year, an exclusive line of pink-themed products. The collection includes everything from polo shirts and cashmere flip-flops to a game set and photo frame key chain. All 100% of the net profits will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder.
The pink product collection will also be available online and in stores from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Prices range from $1 to $30.
“We know that breast cancer research continues to be a top priority for our guests based on the overwhelming contribution last year,” said Laysha Ward, VP of community relations, Target.
Factory Card Examines HQ Options
Naperville, Ill., Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp. retained Grubb & Ellis Company, a provider of integrated real estate services, to explore strategic alternatives related to the February 2008 lease expiration at its existing headquarters and distribution center in Naperville. The facility provides 440,000 sq. ft. of total space including 70,000 sq. ft. of attached office space.
London Calling Whole Foods
New York City, Whole Foods reportedly wants to open as many as five new stores in central London, beginning in early 2007. The food chain also believes it can introduce approximately 15 new stores into the London suburbs, with the hope that the British will be wooed by healthy and organic foods.