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Susan J. McIntyre is Founder and Chief Strategist of McIntyre Direct, a catalog agency and consultancy in Portland, Oregon offering complete creative, strategic, circulation and production services since 1991. Susan's broad experience with cataloging in multi-channel environments, plus her common-sense, bottom-line approach, have won clients from Vermont Country Store to Nautilus to C.C. Filson. A three-time ECHO award winner, McIntyre has addressed marketers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, has written and been quoted in publications worldwide, and is a regular columnist for Retail Online Integration magazine and ACMA. She can be reached at 503-286-1400 or susan@mcintyredirect.com.

As it looks to bolster its reputation for technological expertise, Best Buy has teamed up with Intel Corp. to showcase concepts such as augmented reality and 3-D printing that aren't yet in the mass market. Intel Technology Experience zones, which average about 240 square feet, are being placed in 50 Best Buy stores later this month. The first opened earlier this week in Portland, Ore., where Intel has engineering and manufacturing sites.

Portland, Ore. -- Research conducted by InComm found that 67% of consumers surveyed have previously bought a gift card from an online website or mobile website/app, while 33% have not. Respondents...

Bentonville, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores said Friday that its new store in Portland, Ore., will feature the state’s largest green roof. According to a report by Oregon’s Daily Journal of Commerce, the 90,000-sq.-ft. store, which broke ground Friday in North...

Chicago -- The first of Target’s smaller-format CityTarget urban stores are slated to open on July 25 in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. Two years in the making, the smaller stores will feature broad offerings in a space two-thirds the size of a regular Target store – or 80,000 sq. ft. to 100,000 sq. ft., compared with 135,000 sq. ft. to 175,000 sq. ft. Target has said it will open another Los Angeles CityTarget store later this year, as well as a first store in San Francisco. A third Los Angeles location and one in Portland, Ore., are slated

Tokyo-based ABC-Mart acquires LaCrosse in a $138M deal Japanese shoe retailer ABC-Mart Inc. (TSE: 2670) is spending $138 million for LaCrosse Footwear Inc. (Nasdaq: BOOT). ABC-Mart, known for athletic and business footwear, expects to close the deal in the third quarter. The purchase price, about $20 per share in cash, represents an 82 percent premium over the closing price on July 5. Tokyo-based ABC-Mart tapped Barclays plc and Paul Hastings LLP as financial and legal advisers, respectively. Wells Fargo Securities ran the sale process for Portland, Ore.-based LaCrosse. Law firm Garvey Schubert Barer handled legal matters. For more information

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