Seven Charged in Organized Retail Theft
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A federal grand jury has charged seven people with selling nearly $8 million worth of stolen merchandise from a host of drug stores, including Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid.
The charges follow a four-year investigation into organized retail theft by several law-enforcement agencies. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that the seven people charged either worked for or sold stolen merchandise to South Florida-based Pharmacare. Authorities say the company operated a warehouse in Sunrise, Fla., where store labels and anti-theft devices were removed from stolen items so they could be resold.
Costco offers promotions with LeverageCard.com
IRVINE, Calif. Costco has partnered with LeverageCard.com to allow consumers to buy Costco Membership Certificates online and then receive Costco promotions and coupon booklets.
Certificates purchased through LeverageCard.com can be used to renew, upgrade or register for a membership in any Costco store nationwide. The minimum purchase is $50 and for each certificate purchased, LeverageCard.com will send one complimentary coupon booklet, which includes coupons for free items and discounts on Costco staples, including fresh meat and bottled water, worth over $40.
“This relationship with Costco is a terrific step for us as we look to expand our gift card offerings and provide unique offers and savings to our users,” said Mark Edward Roberts, CEO and co-founder, Leverage. “We are proud to be working with Costco in a way that so dramatically enhances the customer experience for both Costco and Leverage shoppers.”
Consumers will also be able to exchange their purchased Costco Membership Certificates for other gift cards available on LeverageCard.com using the site’s signature swapping system.
Springs names senior account manager
ROCK HILL, S.C. Springs Creative Products Group has named Teri Thom as senior account manager. In this capacity, Thom’s responsibilities include sales and product development for Jo-Ann Stores, Target, Tractor Supply Company, Cracker Barrel, Scholastic, A.C. Moore and Books are Fun.
Before joining Springs Creative Products Group, Thom worked in merchandising and product development for Jo-Ann Stores in Hudson, Ohio. Prior to that, she served as a buyer for Dillard’s Department Stores and a store manager for The Gap.