Apple has announced its annual Apple Pay Valentine’s Day promotion, offering users exclusive discounts when they check out with Apple Pay in popular apps and websites. This year, you can lock in Apple Pay savings through Shutterfly, 1-800-Flowers, and more.

Apple explains:

Send your valentine — and yourself — a special treat with exclusive offers on flowers, jewelry, and more when you shop with Apple Pay. Now through February 14.

1-800-Flowers: $15 off when you spend $39.99 or more with promo code APPLEPAY.

Shutterfly: Free 5×7 custom Easel Back Canvas for photo display with promo code LOVEAPPLEPAY in app.

BaubleBar: 20% off earrings, necklaces, and more with promo code APPLEPAY.

Apple is also touting local Guides that are available on Apple Maps in honor of Valentine’s Day. The company says that users in Los AngelesSan FranciscoNew York City, and Chicago can find

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The pandemic has changed the way people shop, making it critical for retailers to better understand demand and move merchandise accordingly. To meet these challenges, retailers across sectors are putting their trust in Oracle Retail Merchandising Cloud Service. Recent new customer wins and implementations include Gap, Inc, Giant Eagle, Mr Price, Poundland, and more.

“The new developments in the Oracle Retail Merchandising SaaS solution inspired us to reconsider the cloud for our transformational journey,” said Kim Sim, chief information officer, Mr Price Group. “Merchandising provides a sustainable, stable foundation for our high-volume processes. And in the future, the cloud provides us the flexibility to add additional modules as the business needs arise.”

Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Merchandising Cloud Service provides retailers a unified foundation to manage and control critical merchandising activities, such as purchasing and distributing goods, fulfilling orders, and processing and closing out invoices to help ensure

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Retail in Santa Monica’s main shopping drag is set to get a new look in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic under an evolving plan with a modest budget.

The Third Street Promenade, a draw for tourists in Los Angeles’ largest beach city since it opened in its current iteration in the late 1980s, was hit hard over the last year. Made up of major chain retailers, chain restaurants and a movie theater, the shopping strip was mostly closed at the start of the pandemic. But even though retail has remained open with capacity restrictions for months and people have been out shopping despite record surges in the virus, several stores and restaurants in the three block region of the Promenade have closed outright, like Patagonia and Desigual.

Now a new committee, made up of city representatives, real estate types, some retailers and business owners, is looking to redevelop

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Charleston’s largest shopping mall is for sale


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of Charleston says the city’s large shopping mall is for sale.

In recent years, anchor stores Macy’s and Sears closed at Charleston Town Center and several other retailers have departed, according to WCHS. The mall has been open after closing for a period of time at the beginning of the pandemic.

“This is an exciting day for everyone who has worked behind-the-scenes for the past two years to prepare the mall to be put on the market,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin in a statement on Wednesday. “We look forward to working with the sellers and any potential buyers to create a vibrant downtown attraction.”

The mall was placed in receivership in January 2018. U.S. National Bank purchased it for $35 million

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