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  • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's bid, again

    Family Dollar announced that its board has unanimously rejected Dollar General's latest bid. The board has reaffirmed its recommendation of sticking to a previous agreement with Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion.

Dsquared2 opens first U.S. store

Dsquared2 has opened its first U.S. store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. The American rollout will precede store openings in New York and Miami by the end of the year.

Shopping tool PoachIt receives $2M in funding

PoachIt has received an additional $1.8 million in funding as the mobile coupon provider endeavors to captivate buyers abandoning online shopping carts in search of deals they never find. PoachIt's funding now sits at $2.8 million.

Claire's opens retail space in Toys R Us

Jewelry and accessories retailer Claire's has entered into a partnership with Toys R Us to bring the young women's fashions to select toy stores around the world. Following a successful pilot test in Europe, Claire's shops within Toys R Us stores will expand to about 100 locations across the continent, including cities in the U.K., France, Germany, Austria and Spain, and 12 stores in the United States by the end of 2014.

Sears offers in-vehicle returns, exchanges

Sears is gearing toward mobile by making returns and exchanges part of its in-vehicle pickup service. The new service, powered by the Shop Your Way mobile app, lets loyalty members pick up, return or exchange purchases for free in five minutes or less from their cars.

Strongbark launches first private social shopping network

Strongbark has launched the first private social shopping network, a platform where shoppers share deals and discounts directly with their closest friends. With more than 6,500 retailers and 80,000-plus offers available daily, Strongbark users can shop using keywords or categories to find any product or service. 

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