Tesco Adds Las Vegas to Expansion Itinerary
London, London’s financial news agency, AFX, reported Tesco is considering opening stores in Las Vegas. The British supermarket chain recently announced plans to open stores in Los Angeles and Phoenix. Reportedly, Tesco has registered its U.S. subsidiaries in Nevada and is considering the Las Vegas market for its Fresh & Easy mini supermarkets.
Jo-Ann Debuts Branded MasterCard
Wilmington, Del., Jo-Ann Stores and Barclays Bank Delaware, formerly known as Juniper Bank, have teamed up to offer a new co-branded Platinum MasterCard. The Jo-Ann Platinum MasterCard will allow customers to earn up to 5% of their purchases toward “creative cash” every time they use their card. Customers also will be enrolled in Jo-Ann’s Preferred Customer program to receive coupons and sale notifications.
Barclays has more than 40 existing card partnerships including Barnes & Noble and Travelocity.
Target “Pops Up” in LA
Los Angeles, Target Corp. has opened a temporary “pop-up” store on Los Angeles’ trendy Melrose Avenue. The all-white space, open until Aug. 31, is designed to celebrate the launch of Paul & Joe. It is the latest of Target’s limited-edition GO International women’s fashion collections. Paul & Joe is a French brand known for its vintage-like wallpaper prints and whimsical animal motifs.