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Wal-Mart fires supplier that used Bangladesh factory

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — According to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has terminated a supplier that made apparel at the Bangladesh factory where an estimated 124 people died in a fire on Nov. 24.

The Tazreen Fashion-owned factory will no longer produce merchandise for Walmart, according to the report, which also stated that Tazreen subcontracted work without Wal-Mart Stores’ authorization. The supplier has not been named.

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J.C. Penney launches nationwide holiday tour

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Plano, Texas — J.C. Penney said Tuesday it has launched its nationwide Holiday Giving Tour, which entails a 12-day giving spree during which the retailer carries out acts of generosity in a new city each day.

Events include Christmas tree lighting, ice skating, Santa visits and tobogganing.

The tour kicks off Nov. 27 with a live holiday performance by Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend, followed by free ice skating, skate rentals and hot chocolate in Manhattan’s Citi Pond at Bryant Park.

The tour will conclude on Dec. 8 in Los Angeles with a free holiday concert outside a J.C. Penney store, performed by country artist Blake Shelton.

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Alex and Ani taps Mobiquity for mobile checkout

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — Mobile solution-provider Mobiquity said Tuesday that lifestyle retailer Alex and Ani has implemented the company’s new mobile checkout technology at all its stores.

The solution is designed to improve service and response times for customers, and drive increased revenues for Alex and Ani.

The technology behind Alex and Ani’s mobile point-of-sales solution was jointly developed by Mobiquity and Alex and Ani, and delivered on Daily Systems’ iAPS sled for iPod touch. Alex and Ani’s new mobile payment, or mPayment option, provides credit card swiping, bar code scanning, and printing capabilities, allowing a customer to sign and receive a copy of the credit card receipt at the time of purchase, and later receive an itemized sales receipt via email.

Alex and Ani is rolling out more than 150 of these devices to its 18 company stores across the U.S.

“Mobile checkout offers a revolutionary shopping experience for our customers, which seamlessly integrates into our VIOPSYS point-of-sale system and drives our business forward,” said Alex and Ani CTO, Joseph Lezon. “As a positive energy, eco-conscious lifestyle brand, we are committed to providing shoppers with both a dynamic and hassle-free experience.”

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Apr-05-2013 06:48 am

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Apr-05-2013 06:48 am

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