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Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

OMAHA, Neb. , May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks today announced that the company will sponsor a Salute Our Troops initiative throughout the month of May. Events and activities are planned to salute the members of the U.S. military, while raising funds to support the Armed Forces Foundation, a national organization that is dedicated to providing comfort and support to members of the military and their families. (Logo: ) Highlights of the month-long Salute our Troops campaign include: Ten percent from the sale of specially created Omaha

/PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks today announced that the company will donate $25,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for receiving the highest number of votes in the company's recent Ultimate Burger Experience - a Facebook application that invited users to craft a virtual burger and donate the experience to benefit one of four charities. The three other charities involved, including charity: water, Disabled American Veterans, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will each receive a $5,000 donation from the company. (Logo: The Omaha Steaks Ultimate Burger Experience was available on the Omaha Steaks Facebook page at: from

Do-it-yourselfers can now use PayPal to pay for everything from hammers to lumber to appliances thanks to retail chain The Home Depot. The home-improvement store has entered into the second phase of a pilot in which PayPal's point-of-sale technologies is available to shoppers when checking out. The technology is now available in 51 Home Depot stores and is open to the public. PayPal said Thursday it has invited more than half a million PayPal users to register for the pilot, which is available in 44 Home Depot stores across the Bay Area, one store in Atlanta and six stores

Target received six red and white Target bags full of petitions yesterday signed by 190,000 people to protest stores opening for Black Friday sales at midnight the morning after Thanksgiving.

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