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New Starbucks in Denver Looks Nothing Like a Starbucks Coffee chain experiments with tiny storefronts

Starbucks is testing out some tiny, LEED-certified drive-through/walk-up shops without the coziness their normal storefronts offer. The coffee juggernaut is trying to fend off diminishing returns from its larger-scale coffeehouses…

October 2, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

Walmart Proves People Will Literally Like Anything on Facebook Leaf-pile post rakes in the love

As we already know, brands post the silliest stuff to Facebook. But what's truly remarkable is how people eat it up. The latest example: this Walmart photo, which has gotten…

September 27, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

Jewel Turns One of Her Children's Songs Into an Ode to Walmart Singer's career comes full circle

Jewel's life came full circle with the release of her second children's album, The Merry Goes 'Round, when she sang one of the songs during a promotional appearance at Walmart—and…

September 14, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

New Ikea Commercial Is Full of Colorfully Colorful Colors So long, drab white apartment

Is Ikea selling theatrical lighting fixtures now? They're easily the most prominent part of this new British ad from Mother London that shows off the Swedish furniture retailer's colorful (super,…

September 12, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

Obama or Romney? Vote With Your Coffee Cup in 7-Eleven's 7-Election The president pulls ahead early

Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 16 points in the only poll that matters: the 7-Election. Yes, 7-Eleven's politically themed promotion is back, letting shoppers enjoy their coffee in blue…

September 12, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

Men's Clothing Store Called 'Hitler' Agrees to Change Its Name Owner claims ignorance of history

"I didn't know how much the name would disturb people. It was only when the store opened that I learned Hitler had killed 6 million people." That's the dubious explanation…

September 4, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

Friends Write Tweets Together With Retailer's App For those who really do share everything

Wait, I missed International Friendship Day? I guess if I had any friends, I would've known. In most countries it's the first Sunday in August. It's July 20 in Argentina…

August 13, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

Jennie Garth and Luke Perry Join Old Navy's '90210' Campaign Kelly and Dylan reunite with Brandon

Which '90s celebs will Old Navy drag from the vault next, you ask? Well, it looks like they're sticking with the old Beverly Hills, 90210 cast for now. Crispin Porter…

August 8, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

Harvey Nichols Ads Advise Against Wetting Oneself Over Sale Fashion retailer gets incontinent

It's a shame Harvey Nichols doesn't sell adult underpants to go with its chic fashions. It seems customers might need the protection, given the urinary trouble the British retailer expects…

June 8, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

JCPenney Hits Back at Anti-Gay Critics With 2 Dads in Father's Day Ad Hey, One Million Moms, you mad bro?

Earlier this month, the anti-gay group One Million Moms (which has substantially less than 1 million members) called for a boycott of JCPenney after it featured some lesbians in its…

May 31, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

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