Wal-Mart will offer price matching over Black Friday weekend
Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will match competitor prices beginning on Thanksgiving Day and running through the Black Friday weekend.
Customers can bring in competitors ads and Walmart will match the price of any identical price at the register. The offer does not apply to online purchases.
Wal-Mart is also offering 150 online-only specials on Thanksgiving Day as well as "Black Friday" specials on electronics, home and apparel items in stores throughout the rest of the weekend.
Sears selects EnerNOC to help capture energy savings
Boston — EnerNOC, a leading provider of data-driven energy efficiency applications, announced that Sears Holdings has selected EnerNOC’s EfficiencySMART Commissioning, which blends traditional commissioning services with real-time, persistent commissioning technology, to drive energy savings at its 2.4 million-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., a 2010 Energy Star rated facility.
For Sears, EfficiencySMART is expected to deliver annual savings of approximately 8% of the facility’s addressable energy spend, primarily through operational measures.
The EfficiencySMART suite of applications and services is designed to deliver energy savings to customers through the lifecycle of energy efficiency management and complement EnerNOC’s other suites of energy management applications and services.
Gap opens holiday pop-up
San Francisco — Gap has joined the growing ranks of retailers opening holiday pop-ups. The chain has teamed with the New York City hipster publication Cool Hunting to open a temporary store at Gap’s 5th Avenue and 54th Street gallery space. It will be open through Jan. 2, 2011, and feature more than 100 products hand-selected by Cool Hunting‘s editors.
The look and feel of the shop channels a cozy winter sanctuary, created by local designer by Kenyan. Infusing modern-rustic textures with a warm ambiance, the shop integrates hanging light fixtures, panels made of salvaged barn wood, antique Persian rugs, bead board paneling, chandeliers by Roll and Hill, decorative painting by Evolving Image and wood top tables with metal gas pipe legs, all surrounded by one-of-a-kind art installations, including one-of-a-kind Jonathan Adler sculptures and one of Ian Hundley’s map-based quilts. The shop’s graphics were created by Matt Van Ekeren.
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