Thursday, December 30, 2010
  • Macy's Kicks Off Million-Dollar Makeover Search

    Describing it as a "makeover on steroids," the Cincinnati-based retailer will seek nominations through its Facebook page, with finalists decided by Facebook voting. The winner will get a total reinvention from Clinton Kelly, Macy's style expert and co-host of TLC's "What Not to Wear." ...Read the whole story

  • GamersFirst Predicts Online, Console Game Trends

    "We believe that MMOs will overwhelm the video game market in 2011," according to GamersFirst. "Gamers will have more MMOs than ever choose from, giving players a variety of games and publishers the biggest marketing challenge. Overall, there will be an MMO catering to each niche of gamer very soon." ...Read the whole story

  • Mintel: Craft Beers Have Untapped Opportunities

    Just 13% of beer drinkers currently express a preference for domestic craft or microbrew beers, compared to 43% for domestic and 22% for imported. However, 59% say that they like to try craft/microbrew beers, and 51% say that they would try more of these if they knew more about them, Mintel found. ...Read the whole story

  • KBB: Room For Entries In Packed U.S. Market

    Kelley Blue Book has come out with its list of new nameplates that the firm thinks will develop a following next year. These aren't redesigns, or next-generation cars and trucks bearing familiar nameplates. Rather, they are entirely new vehicles by automakers hoping to make forays into competitive territory. ...Read the whole story

  • Blizzard Steals $1 Billion in Retail Sales

    The massive post-Christmas snowstorm on the East Coast took a chunk out of retailers' pockets, according to ShopperTrak. On Dec. 26th -- the day the snow started -- foot traffic fell 6.1% below what would have been expected in the Northeast; on the 27th, it dropped 42.9%. ...Read the whole story

  • Church's Chicken Adds Snack Item

    The item, a white chicken breast filet on a toasted bun, topped with lettuce, a dill pickle chip and creamy original or spicy mayonnaise, is priced at 89 cents or $1.49 for two. ...Read the whole story

  • Knicks Launch All-Star Contest

    The NBA's New York Knickerbocker's are extending a program they recently launched along with the team's new web site KnicksNow.com. The team has been running the video on the big screen in Madison Square Garden during games. Now the video will have a consumer content element. ...Read the whole story

  • Re/Max New England, Prospect Mortgage Partner

    The partnership makes the mortgage company the real estate office's preferred lender. The companies plan to share branding and messaging as part of the agreement. ...Read the whole story

Top 10 Pop Culture Obsessions Of 2010

1. iPhone 4 2. Barbie 3. Military jackets 4. Hot Wheels 5. iPad 6. World Cup 7. The Beatles 8. Silly Bandz 9. Alice in Wonderland 10. New Orleans Saints Source: eBay ...More