Author Mike Duff

Retail
Rent-A-Center To Purchase Merchants Preferred

Weeks after settling litigation related to a purchase deal, Rent-A-Center has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of C/C Financial Corp., which does business as Merchants Preferred, a nationwide provider of virtual rent-to-own services.

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Survey: Amazon Prime Day Shoppers Set To Check Other Sites

According to a study from marketing technology and analytics agency Adlucent, consumers planning to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day remain enthusiastic about the e-tailer. But the shopping doesn’t stop there, as approximately 68% of consumers will explore beyond Amazon, comparing products and prices on other sites.

Retail
Amazon Launches $700M Employee Training Program

Amazon said it plans to spend $700 million to train 100,000 of its employees to fill in-demand jobs such as data mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst, as well as logistics coordinator, process improvement manager and transportation specialist.

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IMC Launches ‘Atlanta Next’ Growth Initiative

International Market Centers (IMC) has launched Atlanta Next, which constitutes a multi-stage capital and strategic investment plan to transform the AmericasMart Atlanta business through enrichment of all product categories and improvements to all buildings across its 7.2 million square foot campus.

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Bush Launches Bath, Entry And Storage Furniture

Bush Industries is planning for a busy Summer Las Vegas Market, entering three new product categories— bathroom, entryway and storage— expanding its recently introduced bedroom furniture and office seating lineups, and adding new Kathy Ireland merchandise.

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