San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung Electronics America launched Wednesday a new global brand campaign targeting the retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and SMB industries.
The campaign, called the “New Business Experience,” leverages the company’s popularity among consumers and shows its technology solving everyday challenges in a seamless fashion for the enterprise.
New York — Walmart has reaffirmed plans to begin testing in-store lockers in a dozen of its Superstores this summer.
Neil Ashe, Walmart’s president/CEO of global e-commerce, first announced the lock-box strategy at a media event last March. He reiterated the rollout plans here this morning at a Barclays analyst conference.
The program will allow customers to retrieve their Walmart.com orders from in-store lockers without waiting for a clerk to pull them from storage.
Mahwah, N.J. — Denon unveiled In-Command networked A/V receivers that start at a slightly lower opening price point, expand the series’ selection to five models from four, and include some new features.
Four new models shipping next week join a carryover flagship $2,499 model. The new models start at a suggested $499, down from the previous line’s opening price of $649.
Like last year, all In-Command models feature built-in AirPlay, DLNA networking, and Internet radio but no built-in Wi-Fi or optional Wi-Fi dongle.
Washington — Calumet Photographic, the 14-store digital imaging chain, is rebranding the three Washington, D.C.-area Penn Camera locations it acquired last year.
The retailer is renaming the stores Calumet and will similarly rebrand the PennPrints website.
Calumet purchased the locations in February 2012 after Penn filed for bankruptcy. Chicago-based Calumet said it has worked diligently to continue the legacy of the 60-year-old Beltway business, including retaining the imaging operation and appointing founding-family member Brian Zweig as regional sales manager.
Indianapolis, Ind. – h.h.gregg and Whirlpool are giving away a Maytag laundry pair each day in May as part of a pre-summer sweepstakes.
City of Industry, Calif. — Sceptre said it has begun shipping its in-car video recorder, the CarCam CCR2000, for a suggested $399.
The device is designed to record driving in the event evidence is needed for emergencies or accidents. It records 1080p FullHD video using H.264 video-compression technology, and features a 120-degree wide angle lens, 2.2-inch display, HDMI output, microphone, gravity sensor for collision detection, and the ability to automatically lock footage to prevent overwriting.
Liberty, Texas — Cimble announced a Basic version of its SecureConnex in-car telematics system.
The SecureConnex device, which must be professionally installed, allows consumers to monitor and track their vehicles with their iOS or Android smartphones. It is designed for 2008 and newer vehicles.
Commack, N.Y. — Tamron USA is celebrating national photo month by staging a Photo Scavenger Hunt.
Participants will creatively photograph 14 clues and set up an exhibit at Tamron's 3D virtual online sharing experience, MyPhotoExhibits.com, by May 31.
Tamron will pick the best overall exhibit based on image quality and creative interpretation of the clues. The winner will receive the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD zoom lens with image stabilization ($1,300 retail value).
Denver — Pentax Ricoh Imaging is celebrating national photo month this month by issuing a range of products promotions, price drops and consumer instant rebates on Pentax interchangeable-lens cameras, compact cameras and lenses.
Photographers can save $100 with an instant rebate on the purchase of the Pentax K-5 II DSLR body or kit this month or the weather-sealed, cold-proof and dust-proof K-30 DSLR body or kit now through June.