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Pinkberry announces U.S., international expansion

BY CSA STAFF

Los Angeles Pinkberry said it is planning an expansion into seven additional U.S. markets, as well as Mexico, with selected area developer franchise partners.

These markets support the frozen yogurt chain’s national and global expansion strategy, including the recent highly successful launches in Kuwait and Dubai with franchise powerhouse M.H. Alshaya, and a debut this month in the Dallas market.

“We receive an overwhelming interest from the franchise community and evaluate every potential partner against a strict set of criteria to determine if they will be a fit with our growth strategy and our brand,” said Ron Graves, Pinkberry CEO.

In addition to current strongholds in California and New York, Pinkberry has signed agreements with franchisees to expand into several key domestic and international markets including: Boston; Washington D.C.; Atlanta; Orlando, Fla.; Miami; Colorado; New Orleans; and Mexico.

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Target announces more toy price cuts

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MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that it is offering more than 400 additional price cuts on popular toy brands including Fisher Price, Ni Hao Kai Lan, Barbie, LIV, Furreal, Star Wars, Ben 10 and Air Hogs.

“We want to help our guests get the best value within their budget this holiday season,” said Tony Fisher, Target divisional merchandising manager, toys and sporting goods. “With our spectacular savings and assortment of toys and games, gift givers will find everything they need all in one place.”

 

 

The retailer also released its holiday toy catalog that includes deals on popular toys from Little People, Fisher Price, Hot Wheels, Tonka, and Leapfrog.

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Target matches Walmart DVD promotion

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MINNEAPOLIS Target.com has matched Walmart.com’s DVD deals, announcing that it too will offer highly-anticipated DVD titles for $10. In addition, the discounted pre-order DVDs will qualify for free site-to-home shipping.

“This holiday season, and every day of the year, we are committed to ensuring that our guests know they can find outstanding values at Target.com,” said Steve Eastman, president of Target.com.

 

The $10 DVDs include Star Trek XI, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

 

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