Sam’s Club launches online travel service
Bentonville, Ark. – Sam’s Club is launching Sam’s Club Travel, a savings-centered online booking service for business and leisure travel needs of Sam’s Club members. The new digital service is a collaboration with wholesale travel services provider Tourico Holidays.
Scaling Tourico’s proprietary technology to its warehouse club members, Sam’s Club Travel offers savings on a la carte purchases and vacation packages across the globe. The portal includes integrated TripAdvisor reviews, real-time price comparisons to leading competitors, “Click to Chat” instant member service and secure booking.
Juicy Couture to expand U.S. stores, global brand
New York – A series of new concept Juicy Couture stores will be opened in the U.S. and Canada beginning in 2015. The new stores will be in key, high traffic locations such as New York City, Los Angeles and Vancouver, and will replace existing Juicy Couture stores in the U.S.
The brand will continue to expand upon its nearly 200 retail locations in key international markets, working with partners in Asia, Europe (FF Group) and the Middle East (MAF) and another 127 stores and shop-in-shops are expected to open during the next five years in major cities across the globe.
The Juicy Couture Black Label Collection, now available worldwide, is being expanded by new owner Authentic Brands Group LLC (ABG) with new offerings in intimates, kidswear and footwear, with a focus on opening girl’s and intimates free-standing shops internationally. The global Juicy Couture Black Label Collection also will be enhanced through partnerships with Elizabeth Arden (fragrance), Steve Madden (footwear), Movado (watches), Safilo (eyewear), Contour (tech accessories) and Swimwear Anywhere (swimwear).
In addition, ABG is re-launching JuicyCouture.com, the global e-commerce and brand site.
Maurices plans 15 new stores
Duluth, Minn. – Specialty young women’s apparel store Maurices plans to open 15 new stores, including seven grand openings and eight reopenings, through the middle of July. The new stores include:
June 27: Lufkin, Texas at Lufkin Mall and Greensburg, Indiana, at Greensburg Crossing.
July 4: Aurora, Colorado, at The Gardens on Havana.
July 5: Hoffman Estates, Illinois, at Poplar Creek Crossing.
July 18: Deridder, Louisiana at Park Terrace; Lafayette, Louisiana, at Acadiana Mall; Saskatoon, Canada at Mall at Lawson Heights.
June 27: Brownwood, Texas, at Commerce Square; South Burlington, Vermont, at University Mall; Yankton, South Dakota, at The Shoppes at Yankton.
June 28: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, at Glenwood Meadows.
July 4: Cheyenne, Wyoming, at Frontier Mall and Johnson Creek, Wisconsin at Johnson Creek Premium Outlet.
July 11: Litchfield, Illinois, at Litchfield Plaza.
July 18: Lapeer, Michigan, at K Mart Center.
Maurices currently operates more than 900 stores and hopes to reach a count of 1,300 stores across the U.S. and Canada.