Report: Ace to add Atlanta stores
Oak Brook, Ill. Independent home-improvement chain Ace Hardware is opening three more new stores in metro Atlanta, according to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Taking advantage of the increasing number of vacant retail spaces, and adding a little competition in Home Depot’s headquartering city, Ace is preparing to open new stores in Cumming, Dacula and Dallas this spring. Over the last six months, Ace opened stores in nearby Braselton, Kennesaw, Sandy Springs and Stockbridge. The new additions will bring the whole cooperative’s presence to 54 stores in the metro area, according to the article.
Zales introduces low-cost line for Mother’s Day
IRVING, Texas Zales has introduced a line of jewelry starting at $49.99 for Mother’s Day. The line includes pendants, earrings and bracelets.
“Each spring, husbands and children come together in an effort to find a gift that the mom in their life will truly love. It is no secret that women love jewelry, and a piece that is selected by their family makes the gift all the more special. We often hear from mothers that they wear their special pieces each and every day as a way to remember the thoughtfulness of the gift,” said Mary Kwan, EVP and chief merchandising officer for Zales.
CVS beefs up rewards program
WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy announced a special promotion called “Double My Bucks!” that offers double Extra Bucks rewards to customers purchasing prescriptions from May 1 through June 15 at any of CVS/pharmacy’s more than 6,900 locations. By simply presenting a Double My Bucks! certificate along with their ExtraCare card, shoppers will receive $2 Extra Bucks for every two prescriptions filled.
“Last year, CVS/pharmacy customers earned nearly $95 million in Extra Bucks savings from their prescription purchases,” said John Barron, director of relationship marketing at CVS/pharmacy. “Reducing healthcare costs is a priority for most Americans and CVS/pharmacy remains committed to helping our customers do just that. In fact, CVS/pharmacy is the only pharmacy that pays customers back for purchasing prescriptions. We’re excited to offer ‘Double My Bucks!’ to help our customers save even more money on health care and thank them for choosing CVS/pharmacy as their pharmacy.”