Amazon Plans to Open Large Retail Locations
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon.com Inc. plans to open several large physical retail locations in the U.S. that will operate akin to department stores, a step to help the tech company extend its reach in sales of clothing, household items, electronics and other areas, people familiar with the matter said.

The plan to launch large stores will mark a new expansion for the online-shopping pioneer into bricks-and-mortar retail, an area Amazon has long disrupted.
 
Famous Footwear Reaches $4 Million in Donations
Famous Footwear has announced it has reached the $4 million mark in money raised for its national charity partner, Ticket to Dream Foundation, since the partnership began last summer. This was made possible by donations from customers shopping in Famous Footwear stores throughout the U.S.

“During the depths of the pandemic, a time when many companies pulled back on charitable giving, Famous Footwear launched a new charity program, aimed at improving the lives and futures of foster youth across the country,” said Gina Davis, executive director of Ticket to Dream Foundation.
 
Skechers Commits to $1 Million Donation to Haiti Earthquake Relief
Skechers is supporting Haiti earthquake relief efforts with a $1 million donation to be given to three charitable organizations: CORE, Hope For Haiti and World Central Kitchen. The Company is supporting these organizations to help the Haitian people who need immediate assistance recovering from this natural disaster.

Since the tragic event on the morning of Saturday, August 14, more than 2,100 people have died with countless others critically injured. According to UNICEF, more than 84,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and over a half million children have been left without necessary food, shelter or clean water.
 
Dr Pepper Reveals FANtastic Chocolate
Dr Pepper says consumers can now access their latest exclusive indulgence, FANtastic Chocolate. The delectable combination of Dr Pepper and chocolate is an extra sweet treat perfect for any-size victory. However, the real victory will be securing this ultimate reward, as the limited time offering is only available while supplies last.

Dr Pepper FANtastic Chocolate is a celebration of fandom and marks the introduction of the new Dr Pepper "Pepper Perks" rewards program. To access the limited time offering, consumers must scan the proof of purchase QR code on Dr Pepper purchases where they'll be prompted to create a "Pepper Perks" account. Once fans earn a qualifying amount of points, they can redeem their purchase to receive the exclusive new flavor as long as it is available. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship and redeem other Dr Pepper branded gear designed to enhance game day and cheer on our favorite college teams.
 

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