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.
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.
Elliott Homes has chosen General Growth Properties Inc. to find tenants for its open-air center that will be part of a master-planned community near Sacramento. The 770,000-square-foot Palladio at Broadstone will include boutique and specialty retailers, a gourmet grocery and a cinema and is expected to open in the fall of 2008.
Dell Inc. introduced three new high-priced PCs designed specifically with gamers in mind. Such entertainment computers are designed to deliver more power and sophisticated graphics than traditional desktop PCs.