- The Seattle Post-intelligencer reports that Washington State consumers seem to be angered by the decision by Target Stores not to allow the Salvation Army to solicit outside its stores, a effort that usually nets the charity some $200,000 in donations during the holiday season. As a result, the paper reports, “customers have latched onto Internet-fueled boycott campaigns, written stinging letters and vowed to take their business elsewhere.”
Another result – other chains in the area have decided to make a point of accepting the Salvation Army’s presence outside their stores.
- PlanetRetail.net reports this morning that Wal-Mart’s Asda Group is relaunching its Good For You! Private label, which previously had been positioned as a diet alternative. Now, Asda is repositioning it as being “healthy” with “taste benefits”…which potentially gives it a broader consumer appeal.