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Three days after Valentine's Day, is still apologizing to customers whose flowers and candy never showed up. sent nearly 1,000 individual apologies on Twitter, plus more on Facebook, but many customers still weren't satisfied. It wasn't the only flower delivery service with upset customers, though the number of complaints appeared to outpace those for FTD Flowers and ProFlowers. Some frustrated customers complained that the phone lines for were jammed over the weekend. They also sent emails and filled out online forms, only to receive automated replies. 

Anyone who has gone through a home improvement project knows what a hassle it can be to find a trusted professional to do electrical, plumbing and other work. Home improvement retailer Lowe's is backing a website that it believes can make the process better for its customers. Lowe's is partnering with a startup in Seattle,, that's come up with a novel method for recommending home improvement professionals, one that the startup's executives say is resistant to the kind of manipulation that occurs on other review sites.

Nike's attempt to show the Carolina Panthers some love with a home-state T-shirt backfired when the marketer confused North Carolina with its southern counterpart. Late last week, an astute fan alerted Charlotte Observer sports columnist Scott Fowler to the availability of a geographically challenged T-shirt in Nike's online store. The shirt depicted the Panthers logo with the initials "NC" superimposed over a graphic of South Carolina.

Sidney, Neb. -- Cabela’s Inc. on Tuesday announced plans for two new stores, one in Greenville, S.C., and the other in Woodbury, Minn. Cabela’s expects to open the Greenville store – its first South Carolina location – in spring 2014. The...

Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods has opened stores in Bluffton, S.C., and Clovis, Calif. The Bluffton location is the retailer's 11th store in South Carolina. The Clovis location is the retailer's 22nd store in California. Currently, the company...

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