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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.

Jim Gilbert has been creating direct marketing programs that drive superior ROI for almost 30 years. Fluent in consumer or B-to-B, creative, operations, and analytics, he marries the strategic and tactical sides of direct and social media marketing in a seamless fashion that gets results. He's CEO of a multidiscipline direct marketing agency, Gilbert Direct Marketing, Inc., which focuses on direct mail, catalogs, DRTV, telemarketing, print, alternative direct marketing media and social media marketing. Jim has been involved in start-ups, expansions and turnarounds, and is an expert in helping multichannel marketers get to the "next level." He's a former adjunct professor, teaching direct marketing at Miami International University, and is President of the Board of Directors of the Florida Direct Marketing Association. Jim loves to talk direct marketing, and has done many lectures on direct and social media marketing.

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the drugstore chain that's operated in Miami-Dade for more than 50 years, will be acquired by retail giant CVS Caremark. CVS, based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, unveiled the definitive agreement to acquire Navarro after the stock markets closed Monday. Navarro, the country's largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain, has annual sales of more than $340 million. Once the deal closes, the 33 stores will continue to operate under the Navarro Discount Pharmacy name, a well-known brand in South Florida that draws a loyal customer following, especially among Hispanics.

South Florida Business Journal Sunglass Hut will open its largest U.S. store on Wednesday along Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The location at 845 Lincoln Road is about three times the size of a typical store and will feature over 2,000 different sunglasses, The Miami Herald reported. Dr. Sanford Ziff founded Sunglass Hut, which is now owned by Luxottica Group, in 1971 at Dadeland Mall. See all your followed company news on your personalized dashboard. To access the full benefits of bizWatch and receive a weekly email with aggregated news on all the companies you are following, please provide

Joe’s Jeans Inc. designs, produces and sells apparel and apparel-related products to the retail and premium markets under the Joe’s® brand and related trademarks. More information is available at the Company’s website at www.joesjeans.com. This release...

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