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Southampton locals rally behind shopping center

BY CSA STAFF

Some 100 locals from tony Southampton, New York, gathered outside Town Hall yesterday to show their support for the building of a grocery-anchored center in the Tuckahoe neighborhood, according to Newsday.

Demonstrators wearing “Yes Tuckahoe Shopping Center” T-shirts argued that the King Kullen supermarket proposed for the project would give them easier access to affordable groceries.

“We’re looking for a better price and a more accessible store,” 70-year-old Tom Ackerson told Newsday, noting that the area’s aging, year-round population needed more nearby retail.

But Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman told the newspaper he feared a worsening of already heavy summertime traffic in the oceanfront playground should the center be erected. “The odds are not in their favor,” he said of the demonstrators.

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Check out Barneys’ new window displays

BY Marianne Wilson
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Just days after it named its first-ever female CEO, Barneys is devoting the window displays at its uptown and downtown Manhattan flagships to an initiative celebrating women’s empowerment.

The windows are part of a new campaign launched by the Barneys New York Foundation, the charitable arm of the luxury specialty retailer. Entitled “We Will Be,” the initiative will run through the end of February to coincide with New York Fashion Week.

In addition to the window displays in New York City, the initiative includes a social campaign, #GirlPossible and in-store displays in Barneys regional flagship nationwide.

The New York windows include video displays with custom content that highlights strong women in society, along with a short film, "I Will Be," which speaks to how all girls have the opportunity grow into future leaders and role models in society. The video will also be featured in regional in-store displays, and through Barneys various editorial and social media channels.

Additional video content will spotlight well known moments in history that spotlight strong women, ranging from athletic pursuits to legendary films, and live concerts to women's rights movements.

For the downtown windows, the Barneys New York Foundation has compiled inspiring quotes from noteworthy female designers along with looks from the corresponding women's collections, including Lisa Perry, Nili Lotan, Maison Mayle, Ambush, Maria Cornejo, Warm, Isabel Marant, Ulla Johnson, and Raquel Allegra.

The "We Will Be" campaign and window displays bring awareness to strong female icons in society, and juxtaposed against the younger students, elicits a powerful message about the opportunities for today's youth to grow into future role models. "We Will Be" will also have an in-store impact area in each of the Barneys New York flagship locations, highlighting key clips from the Madison Avenue window display.

For more information on "We Will Be," please visit the luxury editorial site TheWindow.Barneys.com, and to watch the full videos please visit the Barneys New York YouTube Channel.

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Report: Super Bowl pays off for online grocers

BY Deena M. Amato-McCoy

Not only was the 2017 Super Bowl a game for the record books, it also drove shoppers to their favorite e-grocers to prep for the big game.

As time-pressed American football fans shopped with online grocers for game day necessities, they spent more than $150.18 per order — just a few cents more than the average cart size of all goods purchased on Black Friday, which was $149.68.

That’s according to Criteo’s “Super Bowl 2017 eCommerce Trends” report, a study based on data aggregated from sales across some of the largest global retailers between Jan. 22 and Feb. 4.

Shoppers put 37.7 items into their online grocery carts during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, and the average price per item was $3.98. Twenty three of those products were outside of grocery categories altogether, the study said.

Dips and spreads accounted for the highest price points in the carts: hitting $3.90 on average.

“E-grocery took off in the United States in 2016, and it shows great signs of growth already in 2017, with sites like FreshDirect, Peapod and Instacart among those in the Criteo Sponsored Products retail network,” the study said.

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