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Report: Athleta on expansion track

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New York City — Athleta, the Yoga-inspired lifestyle athletic apparel brand for women owned by Gap Inc., plans to open stores in Chicago, Boston, Houston and Denver in 2012, according to Bloomberg.

In the report, Scott Key, senior VP and general manager, reiterated the company’s plan to open more than 50 Athleta stores by the end of 2013.

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Starbucks moving closer to opening stores in India

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New York City — Starbucks Corp. is closing in on its retail deal with India’s Tata Coffee Ltd., which makes and exports instant coffee and plantation coffee, Reuters reported.

Tata Coffee plans to open a Starbucks coffee shop by the end of this year, the report said.

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AutoZone licenses APT software to help evaluate strategic initiatives

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Washington, D.C. — Applied Predictive Technologies announced that AutoZone has signed an agreement to license APT’s Test & Learn Management System to assist in evaluating strategic initiatives across all major functional areas.

AutoZone chose to license the system after piloting the software to test the value of various initiatives in marketing, merchandising, pricing, store operations, loss prevention, store development, and programs targeting commercial business customers.

“APT is a great tool to help us manage our testing and allow us to make better decisions,” said Brett Shanaman, AutoZone’s VP marketing. “Given AutoZone’s commitment to ongoing testing and learning to drive results, APT’s software is instrumental in managing and measuring our broad-ranging testing activity across 4,500 plus U.S., stores.”

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P.Banik says:
Mar-06-2013 09:42 am

Testing would bring out its
Testing would bring out its efficiency level. In business having access to such strategic planning tool could be really useful for the businesses. However, business owners should also be concerned about the cyber crimes they should take necessary measures to fight against cyber crime.

P.Banik says:
Mar-06-2013 09:42 am

Testing would bring out its efficiency level. In business having access to such strategic planning tool could be really useful for the businesses. However, business owners should also be concerned about the cyber crimes they should take necessary measures to fight against cyber crime.

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