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.
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.
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.
General Mills is sending out its last Betty Crocker Points catalog this fall, opting for its Box Tops for Education program instead. The program peaked mid-century, when millions of people received up to eight catalogs a year.