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RetailMeNot introducing more features

BY David Salazar

New York — Coupon website RetailMeNot plans to make deals more personalized for users. The website and app offers coupons and deals to customers based on their location and stores and restaurants that they’ve favorited. Now, with more than 18 million downloads of the mobile app and a June launch of a tablet app, RetailMeNot is planning to expand its capabilities to allow retailers to use the app as a tool for reaching new customers.

In addition to offering omnichannel promotions for users’ favorite stores and restaurants, the company is testing a near-field beacon technology that will make deals even more personalized — even presenting deals based on what store aisle a user is in.

“RetailMeNot has expanded its mobile capabilities to support retailers’ omnichannel and digital initiatives delivering an efficient approach to increase traffic, engage customers and expand sales online and in-store," the company’s founder and CEO Cotter Cunningham said.

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DMW Facilities Maintenance announces promotion

BY Staff Writer

Latham, New York — DWM Facilities Maintenance announces today the promotion of Paul Meeks to executive VP of projects. Meeks was an integral part of founding DWM with his brother David and has been with the company since its inception in 1997.

In his new role, Meeks will be responsible for developing tactics to enhance project completion time as well as developing cost-savings strategies for clients. Strong interface with clients will enable Meeks to better develop tailored solutions to meet budgetary, time, and overall project requirements for clients. Meeks will continue to oversee the company’s projects department.

“We are extremely happy to announce the appointment of Paul as executive VP of projects. He has been instrumental in building DWM into a strong national facilities maintenance firm.” said Brian Whitt, COO at DWM Facilities Maintenance.

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Old Navy buoys Gap’s June sales

BY CSA STAFF

Gap and Banana Republic may have had soft sales in June, but performance at the company’s Old Navy brand saved the day.

The company reported an increase of 1% in June sales compared with last year. Net sales for the five-week period ended July 5 were $1.54 billion compared with net sales of $1.53 billion for the five-week period ended July 6 last year.

“Old Navy’s performance was stellar this month, and we’re pleased to see the brand continue its strong quarter-to-date momentum,” said chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy. “Despite softer June results at Gap and Banana Republic, we remain focused on delivering in the upcoming fall season.”

Gap’s comparable sales for June were down 2% versus a 7% increase last year. Comparable sales for the Gap brand decreased 7% versus a 5% increase last year. At Banana Republic global, comparable sales decreased 7% versus a 1% decrease last year. Meanwhile Old Navy had an increase of 7% in comparable store sales compared to a 13% increase last year.

Gap operates 3,100 stores, more than 350 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. F

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