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Bill Simon, President & CEO of Walmart U.S., Shares His Story

Today, the TPN Bentonville office attended the Benton County Single Parent Scholarship Fund luncheon. Bill Simon, President & CEO of Walmart U.S., spoke at the event. Instead of speaking about how Walmart and the Walmart Foundation give back by supporting the Single Parent Scholarship Fund, it was a much more personal speech. Mr. Simon was…

Giving Back on the Go

Last week, TPN participated in its Annual Day of Service by volunteering at food banks across the nation.  The Chicago team worked together to unpack, rebag and repack 2,000 pounds of Corn Flakes at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  It provided a break from the office and gave us a chance to do something different…

The Politics of Shopping

I love shoes (understatement) and, obviously, retail innovation. So when I learned a few weeks ago that Barneys New York was opening a really cool new shoe department, I was reaching for my purse and heading out the front door. Finding out that during this launch 10% of any shoe purchase would benefit the Human…

Rocking the Vote from 30,000 feet

We’ve reached cruising altitude. So it’s time to turn your mobile device back on. Maybe you’ll play someAngry Birds, listen to music, or catch up on that book you’ve been dying to read. But what if you could do something more productive, something more civic? If you’re on select Virgin America flights this fall, you can…

Gap and Goodwill

Smart retailers know the necessity of seeking more local market connectivity. (Our client Bank of America is a leader in encouraging local associates to help in their hometown communities.) So congratulations to Gap for their current promotional effort with Goodwill Industries ~ bring your old clothes into your local Goodwill location and get a coupon…