Tuesday, October 25, 2011
  • Walmart Strikes First; Will Price War Follow?

    Walmart says it is offering something new for the holidays: A Christmas Price Guarantee. That aggressive price-matching promise may be a sign that Holiday 2011 will be even more of a slugfest than initially forecast. ...Read the whole story

  • NASCAR Goes To College To Cultivate Fans

    NASCAR's roots (at least "reputationally") are about as far from the university demographic as professional wrestling is from quoits. ...Read the whole story

  • Romano's Macaroni Grill Celebrates Indulgence

    After an unsuccessful flirtation with a lighter Mediterranean menu, Romano's Macaroni Grill has returned to offering fresh interpretations of classic Italian fare, and an emphasis on the Italian experience in its casual restaurants. ...Read the whole story

  • Retrevo: Retailers Need To Get Their Apps Together

    You can try to wish them away and reminisce about the days when people shopped and purchased in physical stores. But shopping apps for mobile devices aren't going away, and retailers have two choices when it comes to savvy shoppers with smartphones in their holsters: use 'em or lose 'em. Use the apps and mobile devices, that is -- or lose the consumers who view them as necessary shopping equipment for getting live reviews, price quotes and competitive deals. ...Read the whole story

  • Pig Out: McDonald's Launches Golden McRib

    For its second year of offering its boneless pork barbecue sandwich as a national limited-time offer, McDonald's is touting the product with a new Facebook game, "The Quest for the Golden McRib." ...Read the whole story

  • MetroPCS Signs Deal With USA Basketball

    MetroPCS has signed a deal with USA Basketball today making the Dallas-based company the official wireless partner of USA Basketball. ...Read the whole story

  • Texas State Fair Picks Ford F-150 As Top Pickup Truck

    Cars.com and Pickuptrucks.com report that the Ford F-150 has been named the 2011 "Truck of the Fair" at the State Fair of Texas. You might be thinking, "So what? It's a frigging state fair. Who cares?" ...Read the whole story

  • Smucker Buys Sara Lee Foodservice

    Sara Lee Corp. has sold the majority of its North American foodservice coffee and tea operations to Smucker Co. for $350 million in cash, reports The Wall Street Journal. The move is in line with Sara's Lee's strategy to hone its holdings as restructures into an international coffee and tea business and a North American business that includes the Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farms brands. ...Read the whole story

Singing The Blues For Pink

How the marketing of one cause can overshadow many others. ...More

  • Engaging The Global Muslim Consumer

    Considering that over half the population of the "Next 11" countries is Muslim, it's time for global brands to start paying more attention to this $2 trillion potential market. ...More