(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Contacts Inc. the world's largest online retailer of eyeglasses and contact lenses announced today that Mr. Nicholas Bozikis, CA, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bozikis joined Coastal in 2008 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to VP, Finance in 2010. During his tenure at Coastal, Mr. Bozikis has been actively involved in the ongoing management of Coastal's operating subsidiaries in Europe and Australia, in addition to having direct involvement in major negotiations, financial reporting and legal relationships. Prior to Coastal, Mr. Bozikis was Director, Finance at ICTC Holdings Corporation where he led

Casual clothing retailer Lands’ End took a social and multichannel approach to acquiring new customers this past holiday season with St. Nick’s Picks, a campaign that offered consumers daily deals and discounts on merchandise. St. Nick’s Picks was complemented with a “12 Hours of Twitter” campaign and Facebook fan contest.

Nick Swinmurn, the founder of Zappos, has introduced a new social media startup that uses monetary incentives to get users to share clothing they've already purchased. RNKD (pronounced "ranked") is a new kind of social site that both rewards consumers and benefits brands.

NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble has announced a partnership with Nickelodeon that will bring the first-ever digital books from the number-one entertainment brand for kids. The books will feature such Nickelodeon characters as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer available in digital format through the Nook Color Reader’s Tablet ( and the free Nook Kids for iPad application ( and Barnes & Noble is now offering a dozen interactive Nook Kids Nickelodeon titles, and will expand to more than 20 next month. According to the company, Nook's technology enables children to interact with the story. For example

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