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Quincy, Mass. -- J.Jill is debuting a new store prototype in four locations across the country: Short Hills, N.J.; Huntington Station, N.Y.; King of Prussia, Pa.; and San Diego, Calif. “The new...

San Diego, Calif. -- Warehouse club operator PriceSmart reported Wednesday that net income for the quarter ended Aug. 31 rose to $17.7 million from $12.7 million in the year-ago period. Total revenue rose to $515.5 million from $447.4 million.

Ball Automotive Group (BAG), an automotive dealership based in San Diego, wanted a new and fun way to drive foot traffic into its dealerships. Citing Mashable's 2010 Omnicom survey, BAG noted that 75 percent of likes on Facebook come from some form of advertising and 20 million people like a brand page each day. With this information in hand, the company launched an out-of-home campaign to capture some of this market.

Number one catalog shopping app doubles offering and "wows" users with innovative visual search SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNET RETAILER CONFERENCE (BOOTH #2038) -- Catalog Spree, the number one catalog shopping app, today announced new retailers and a major update to its popular digital catalog mall. New partners include classic retailers such as: HammacherSchlemmer, Sundance, Woolrich, Bullock & Jones, Gump's, Coldwater Creek, Bra Smyth, Uno Alla Volta, Cooking Enthusiast, Norm Thompson, Sahalie, U.S. Toy and Wine Enthusiast. "HammacherSchlemmer had been looking to extend its historic catalog to iPad, but we couldn't find a partner that offered

Petco has purchased Complete Petmart, a 29-store chain based in Dayton, Ohio. Financial terms of the purchase weren't disclosed. San Diego-based Petco said all of Complete Petmart's 230 employees will remain with the company. Petco said it will be making changes to the former Complete Petmart store layouts over the next few weeks.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. The city council here is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to repeal an ordinance regulating big-box store development. In anticipation of a repeal, Walmart U.S. disclosed plans to open up to 12 stores of varying formats here over the next five years. At a press conference here attended by Mayor Jerry Sanders and some council members, Maggie Sans, vice president of public affairs, Wal-Mart, said, "The big-box ordinance might be good politics but it's bad business. We urge the city council to put aside politics and build a partnership with companies like Wal-Mart who

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