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Spicy Pickle, a sandwich shop with headquarters in Denver, plans to open three locations in Colorado Springs.
The chain opened in 1999 as a partnership between Kevin Morrison and Tony Walker, who were both chefs at the Barolo Grill. Continue Reading The Springs will soon get taste of Spicy Pickle

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Facelogic adding 3 Colorado Springs franchises

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Facelogic, a day spa franchise which offers products and services exclusively for the face, is opening three additional Colorado Springs-area locations.
Marion Swafford and Clara Mueller’s franchise is scheduled to open Sept. 8 at 5735 Constitution Ave. The duo plans to open two more in 2008. Continue Reading Facelogic adding 3 Colorado Springs franchises

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Wal-Mart makes infrastructure deal with India

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Wal-Mart has signed a deal with India’s Bharti Enterprises to supply infrastructure — not merchandise.
Single-brand retailers may enter India, but only by forging a joint venture with a local partner, of which the foreign party may own no more than 51 percent. Foreign retailers interested in entering into such ventures must apply through India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board. Continue Reading Wal-Mart makes infrastructure deal with India

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Growth of RFID device market should continue

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Radio frequency identification (RFID) has become a $4.96 billion business, according to IDTechEx, a knowledge-based company specializing in printed electronics, RFID and smart packaging.
IDTechEx predicts that by 2017, RFID market size will to grow to $26.88 billion. Continue Reading Growth of RFID device market should continue

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Back-to-school shopping is more than a quick Labor Day weekend rush for necessities like paper and pencils.
The U.S. Department of Education estimates almost 18 million students will enroll in American colleges and universities this year. And a national survey conducted for Circuit City Stores Inc. shows college-bound students start shopping for tech gear two months or more before classes begin. Continue Reading College students believe computers are a must

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iT’Z the third one in the nation, the first in Colorado and iT’Z almost here.
A new family, food and fun entertainment destination, iT’Z recently broke ground at 3035 New Center Point at First & Main Town Center.
Other locations are in Houston and Albuquerque. Continue Reading Growing eastside wins iT’Z entertainment hub

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The popularity of social marketing online is growing, but according to a report by JupiterResearch, budgets aren’t supporting it.
Jupiter’s “Social marketing scorecard: Benchmarking social marketing initiatives” shows that social marketers do not plan to increase budgets in the near future. Continue Reading Online social marketing results hard to measure

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iTunes, the digital download service, has moved up on the charts and passed online retailer Amazon.com.
According to a study from market research firm NPD Group, Apple Inc.’s iTunes Store has 9.8 percent of overall retail music sales, making it the third largest music retailer in the United States. Amazon.com and Target captured 6.7 percent and 6.6 percent of the market, respectively. Continue Reading iTunes takes over No. 3 ranking for online sales

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When looking for a nice cold drink for the summer, smoothies appear to be consumer’s drink of choice. And they’re not only found at specialty stores, they’re being sold everywhere.
According to an industry study by FRANdata, the growth of companies that sell smoothies has been impressive. Continue Reading Smoothie sailing: Drinks helping to boost growth

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was “bitten by the Steve & Barry’s bug” after walking into a Steve & Barry’s store for the first time.
Having grown up in a family of eight children which faced financial challenges, Parker said she related to the store’s philosophy of offering quality merchandise at low prices, while helping change the mindset that people have to spend a lot for great clothes. Continue Reading Another celebrity apparel line hits Steve & Barry’s

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