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Vera Bradley is branching out to put its patterns on stationery and books. The company, headquartered near Lafayette Center Road and Interstate 69, announced Thursday that it has made a deal with Lifeguard Press for signature stationery and home and office organizational products to be introduced in fall 2017. The company has also entered into a licensing agreement with Fox Chapel Publishing for coloring activity and..."/>
BRIEF: Fort Wayne's Vera Bradley not standing still with stationery deal [The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.)]
Aaron's, Inc., a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, celebrated its first year of sending 100 underserved kids to overnight camp in five states through the Aaron's "Own Your Summer" Scholarship Program. "Overnight camps provide such a wonderful and meaningful experience for kids whose families are able to afford camp, and we're proud to be able to bring..."/>
100 Kids Experience Aaron's "Own Your Summer" Camp Scholarship Program
WWE® Continues Support for Pediatric Cancer Research
HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, announced the company is donating more than 23,000 items of clothing to residents affected by devastating flooding in Louisiana. HanesBrands is partnering with Fashion Delivers, a New York based charity, to distribute three trailer loads of first-quality product, including T-shirts, socks, bras, underwear and other apparel, to flood victims."/>
HanesBrands Donates Apparel to Flood Victims in Louisiana
Oxford Industries, Inc. today announced the Company will be presenting at the 2016 B. Riley& Co. Consumer Conference on September 13, 2016 at the Sofitel New York Hotel in New York City.. About Oxford Oxford Industries, Inc., a leader in the apparel industry, owns and markets the distinctive Tommy Bahama ®, Lilly Pulitzer ® and Southern Tide ® lifestyle brands. Oxford also produces certain licensed and private label apparel products."/>
Oxford Announces Participation in the 2016 B. Riley & Co. Consumer Conference
Intertain Group Limited, the largest online bingo-led operator in the world, today announced that it will hold its annual and special meeting of shareholders on September 23, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to consider and approve the statutory plan of arrangement that will facilitate the implementation of Intertain's comprehensive UK-centered strategic initiatives to enhance..."/>
Intertain Announces Shareholder Meeting Date for Consideration of UK-Centered Strategic Initiatives
Marcus Corporation today announced that Douglas A. Neis, chief financial officer, will participate in two upcoming investor conferences in September. Thursday, September 8: 9 th Annual Barrington Research Fall Investment Conference held at the Four Seasons Chicago, Chicago, Ill.. Neis will participate in the all day one-on-one investor conference which allows investors an opportunity to meet individually with company management in a series of meetings."/>
The Marcus Corporation to Participate in September Investor Conferences
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 25 th store in Texas and 658 th store nationwide on Friday, September 16 at Longview Mall in Longview, Texas. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, September, 18. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Longview, Texas
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its seventh store in Mississippi and 659 th store nationwide on Friday, September 16 at Oxford Galleria II in Oxford. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 18. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Oxford, MS
Gildan Activewear Inc. has been notified of an unsolicited "mini-tender" offer made by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 3,000,000 Gildan common shares, or approximately 1.3% of the common shares outstanding, at a price of CAD $37.00 per share in cash. Gildan does not endorse this unsolicited mini-tender offer and recommends that shareholders do not tender their shares in response to the offer. Shareholders are cautioned that the mini-tender..."/>
Gildan Activewear Recommends Shareholders Reject TRC Capital's "Mini-Tender" Offer
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its first store in Washington D.C. and 657 th store nationwide on Friday, September 16 at The Shops at Dakota Crossing in Washington D.C.. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 18. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Washington, D.C.
CarMax, Inc. today announced that Tom Folliard retired as chief executive officer of CarMax, effective August 31, 2016. As part of this previously reported management succession plan, CarMax’ s Board of Directors elected CarMax president Bill Nash as chief executive officer, effective today. In addition, the Board elected Mr."/>
CarMax Completes Executive Succession
Facebook's lofty plans to bring the internet to rural areas in Africa and elsewhere around the world were grounded Thursday when a SpaceX rocket exploded during a test at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rocket, a SpaceX Falcon 9, was scheduled to lift off Saturday and launch an AMOS-6 satellite, which Facebook was going to use to expand the availability of the internet from space. However, as SpaceX was about to test fire the rocket's engines, the Falcon 9 exploded..."/>
Facebook's satellite efforts blow up along with SpaceX rocket [East Bay Times]
Target to bring women across the country a healthy organic tampon with design-led accessories to fit her lifestyle. In addition, every box of Cora purchased helps provide menstrual products to a girl in need in a developing country. Cora's premium organic tampon collection is available starting today in more than 200 Target locations..."/>
Cora At Target: The Savvy Tampon Start-Up Goes To Mainstream Retail
Gap Inc. today reported that net sales for the four-week period ended August 27, 2016 decreased 2 percent to $1.17 billion compared with net sales of $1.20 billion for the four-week period ended August 29, 2015.. “While we are pleased with the continued progress at Old Navy, we remain focused on improving results across our global brands,” said Sabrina Simmons, chief financial officer, Gap Inc.. Gap Inc.’ s comparable sales for August 2016 were down 3 percent versus a 2..."/>
Gap Inc. Reports August Sales Results
Liberty Media Corporation today announced the following management changes effective as of October 1st. Mark D. Carleton has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer and will continue to report to Greg Maffei, Liberty Media's President and CEO. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr."/>
Liberty Media Corporation Announces Management Changes
Liberty Interactive Corporation today announced the following management changes effective as of October 1st. Mark D. Carleton has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer and will continue to report to Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive’ s President and CEO. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr."/>
Liberty Interactive Corporation Announces Management Changes
Liberty Broadband Corporation today announced the following management changes effective as of October 1st. Mark D. Carleton has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer and will continue to report to Greg Maffei, Liberty Broadband’ s President and CEO. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr."/>
Liberty Broadband Corporation Announces Management Changes

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