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Halloween ‘tricks’ go platinum

BY DSN STAFF

WAYNE, N.J. —Just in time for Halloween and holiday season 2010, IdeaVillage Products has started shipping the Criss Angel Platinum Mindfreak magic kit.

Angel, the popular illusionist and star of the A&E hit show “Mindfreak,” has developed a line of kits and individual magic tricks for people of all ages. The Platinum kit contains more than 250 Mind-freak tricks, an instruction manual and DVD, and six individual Mindfreak tricks with instructions.

IdeaVillage CEO Andy Khubani said the kit promises to be one of the largest nondigital entertainment re tail launches ever. Ron Boger, IdeaVillage’s EVP, said the launch will be supported by a substantial national-network-and-cable Direct Response TV program and Angel’s personal appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Miss Universe” and “Lopez Tonight.”

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Giant Eagle awarded for green efforts

BY Allison Cerra

PITTSBURGH Giant Eagle has received four awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for its eco-friendly practices and sustainability efforts, the supermarket retailer said.

Giant Eagle was the recipient of the EPA Montreal Protocol award, the GreenChill environmental award, the GreenChill building certification and the EPA Smartway transport partnership perfect performance score.

“Our multiple partnerships with the EPA are a significant piece of our overall sustainability strategy, which also includes our energy management efforts and recycling initiatives,” said Shelly Sponholz, Giant Eagle SVP real estate and development. “We truly believe that our environmental commitment is a vital part to the success of both our communities and our business, as so many of the sustainable projects we undertake produce tangible benefits to each.”

Giant Eagle operates stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia and Maryland.

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Retailers urge Congress to reject Chinese currency legislation

BY Alaric DeArment

ARLINGTON, Va. As members of Congress move to try and force China to revalue its currency, the renminbi yuan, retailers are weighing in on the issue.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents more than 200 retailers, manufacturers and suppliers, asked lawmakers Friday to reject legislation under consideration Friday morning by the House Ways and Means Committee that would pressure China on its currency by imposing tariffs on products imported from there.

 

Alarge share of consumer products sold in the United States are made in China, and in many cases are no longer made in the United States. Thus, placing tariffs on goods imported from China could force retailers to pass the costs onto consumers.

 

 

“Provoking tension with our trading partners doesn’t come without costs, and we should choose our battles carefully, especially given the great amount of uncertainty in markets at this time,” RILA VP international trade Stephanie Lester said. “It makes little sense to enact harmful policies that will spark a bilateral conflict over currency with one of our largest trading partners and fastest-growing markets for American exports, given almost stagnant economic growth.”

 

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