Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Jeff Immelt, speaks during a news conference in New York, Monday, March 11, 2013. GE plans to spin off its consumer lending unit in an IPO. Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press

GE Capital diving deeper into customer loyalty programs

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GE Capital is about to wade deeper into the business of customer loyalty programs, the New York Times is reporting. The Stamford-based arm of the global conglomerate is set to help retailers create “unified profiles” for shoppers. Such profiles will track customers as they interact with companies across platforms such as Facebook, Foursquare and other […] [Read More]
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Pitney Bowes cited by Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

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Gartner, the Stamford-based technology research firm, has named Pitney Bowes Inc., as a market leader in the first publishing of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management Software. Stamford-based Pitney Bowes is one of only four vendors placed in the Leaders quadrant for its EngageOne Communication Suite out of a field of 15 technology providers […] [Read More]
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Westport Library speaker says he’s got new way to do marketing

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The Westport Public Library is bringing in town resident Joesph Jaffe on Thursday night to talk about his new approach to marketing: “ZERO.” Specifically, the South African’s new formula combines “zealots,” “entrepreneurship,” “retention” and “owned assets.” That cocktail is supposed to help companies tackle the accelerating forces of “technology disruption, consumer changes and innovation evolution […] [Read More]
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Diageo, Combs team up for joint venture

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Diageo, a global premium drinks business which has its North American headquarters in Norwalk, and Sean Combs, rapper, record producer, actor and chairman, Combs Wine & Spirits, have furthered their relationship by creating a new joint venture that has purchased luxury tequila brand DeLeón. The joint venture, a 50/50 global partnership between Diageo and Combs […] [Read More]
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Diageo wins top shelf in Whisky Awards

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Bottoms up, Fairfield County. Whisky Advocate just dubbed Norwalk’s Diageo “Distiller of the Year.” Diageo, a global leader in spirits, beer and wine, won praise for spicing up the global whiskey landscape by investing in its Scotland distillery, pressing forward on sustainability efforts and significantly innovating across its impressive portfolio of whiskey, a release said. “This […] [Read More]
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Gartner accepting nominations for excellence awards

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Gartner is accepting nominations until Jan. 24 for the fifth annual Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Excellence Awards. The contest’s three finalists will present their case studies during the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit in April and the winner will be announced at the event. Entries will be reviewed by […] [Read More]
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Wheelock acquires Texas master-planned community

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Wheelock Street Capital Acquires Second Master-Planned Community in Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Wheelock Street Capital has acquired the 925-acre master-planned community of Devonshire in Forney, Texas from Hunt Properties. The single-family development is partially built, and there are plans for future development including an elementary school. The community is approved for 3,000 residences, of which about […] [Read More]
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Starwood Capital completes purchase of San Diego portfolio

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Starwood Capital Group, Greenwich-based private investment firm, has completed, through a controlled affiliate, the acquisition of a 12-building office and research and development portfolio in the San Diego. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The properties, totaling 1.1 million square feet, are located in Sorrento Mesa and Rancho Bernardo — two of the fastest-growing […] [Read More]
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