Designer Greetings’ new website underscores product offerings
EDISON, N.J. — Designer Greetings has unveiled its new redesigned website.
The greeting card publisher said the new site highlights its extensive greeting card line — which touts more than 21,000 designs — as well as boxed Christmas cards, boxed and packaged invitations and thank you notes, and a gift wrap line. Retailers have the opportunity to browse through the company’s history, achievements and customer testimonials en route to sampling its greeting cards, Designer Greetings said.
In line with the website overhaul, Designer Greetings said the site also features the company’s new corporate logo.
Sam’s Club, Salvation Army help deserving families through annual campaign
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club announced that it is teaming up with the Salvation Army and Off the Field professional football players’ wives association for the fifth annual Dream Drive for the Salvation Army.
Twenty pre-selected families from the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family program in 10 different cities will receive $1,000 worth of gifts, including food, clothes, personal items and toys from Sam’s Club. As part of the Dream Drive campaign, Off the Field representatives will be shopping at their local Sam’s Clubs on Dec. 8 to purchase items for these families.
"Giving back to our local communities has been a long-standing part of our culture at Sam’s Club," Sam’s Club VP home and apparel Cindy O’Connor said. "Our partnership with The Salvation Army and Off the Field allows us to help make the holidays a little brighter for families in need through the annual Dream Drive campaign."
Sam’s Club will donate $200,000 through the Dream Drive program this holiday season to provide gifts and personal items for 200 Salvation Army families in the following cities:
Kansas City, Mo.;
Target makes up for lackluster comps with last-minute sale
MINNEAPOLIS — Target may have a chance to bounce back from its anemic 1.8% November comps increase during a period that included strong Black Friday performances for most retailers with its "Almost Last Minute Sale," a new savings event that will offer discounts on items from the most popular gift categories, including home, apparel and accessories, toys, and electronics.
The three-day sale will take place Dec. 8 through Dec. 10 in stores and at Target.com.
“With many of our guests still in search of the perfect item, Target is excited to introduce a new savings event just in time for Christmas,” Target EVP merchandising Kathee Tesija said. “The ‘Almost Last-Minute Sale’ is ideal for our guests who want to save money and get the perfect gifts for their family and friends.”
The company will announce the deals in an eight-page advertisement found in daily newspapers nationwide on Thursday, Dec. 8 and online Wednesday, Dec. 7.
During Black Friday, Target, which opened its doors at midnight, faced significant competition from other retailers, including Walmart, which got a jump on Target by starting its promotions at 10 p.m.