Duane Reade is partnering with Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. to allow customers to recycle old cell phones and batteries at their stores. Call2Recycle is a program developed to comply with New York City's law that mandates all retailers who sell rechargeable batteries have a recycling collection box.
Circuit City has inked a deal to launch D&M's Denon and Boston Acoustics brands nationally as part of its home entertainment selection expansion. The electronics retailer's deal with D&M is not exclusive; rival Best Buy Co. will continue to offer the Denon and Boston Acoustics at retail.
SanDisk's new flash drives comes preinstalled with Skype Technologies software -- which allows PC-to-PC calling -- and three other applications. SanDisk faces competition from Vonage Holdings, which recently released its V-Phone, a similar drive that comes with earphones, a microphone and unlimited calling plans.
Best Buy Co. will introduce a private-label plasma display and an MP3 player. The Insignia-branded products are not meant to compete with Best Buy's technology providers, according to the electronics retailer.
The newly formed North American HD DVD Promotional Group will provide marketing and advertising support for the new format in North America. Members include Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Toshiba, among others and $150 million is being earmarked for marketing and promotion.