Retailers, consumers and prices
Grab that shopping cart – you’re going to need it.
To lure post holiday shoppers this year, Target has scrapped its typical plan of stocking its stores with exotic home goods sourced from across this globe.
Instead, it has cleared out the Christmas trees and holiday lights to make room for a mini warehouse club.
Target is stocking 12-packs of giant up & up paper towels for $13.49, and 24-packs of triple roll Charmin toilet paper for $17.99.
Mixed in with the bulk-sized packages, Target is putting in “treasure hunt” items — a tactic used at No. 1 U.S. warehouse club giant Costco. It will be selling Ed Hardy handbags and shirts for between $34.99 and $64.99, and Ralph Lauren polo shirts for boys and girls for less than $25.
Want to earn $10,000 working in Times Square this holiday season? No, no. Not that way! Rudy Giuliani cleaned all that up.
P&G’s Charmin toilet paper has a different job for you. The company is looking for five “Charmin Ambassadors” to work in its portable rest rooms in Times Square this holiday season.
The people must be “super-fun” and “enthusiastic.”
The job description: “Greet and entertain bathroom guests. Then blog about the experience. All candidates must really, really enjoy going to the bathroom.”
Except for the blogging part, I think my 15-month-old would be perfect for the job.
In the news you may have missed category, a couple of household products makers are trying to grab your attention with a dose of elementary-school styled laughs.
First, Clorox is bringing some giggles to a blazing issue in its backyard. Nearly 30 portable toilets have been set on fire in San Francisco according to Clorox, which is based in nearby Oakland, California.