Business News Reel: Salem mall has new tenants
SALEM — The Mall at Rockingham Park has several tenants that have arrived or that will be opening stores in the months ahead, including Michael Kors, Starbucks, Vera Bradley, Red Robin and Adore Organic Innovation.
The new retailers arrive as a mall-wide renovation is underway.
Red Robin, which serves more than two dozen varieties of burgers, opened on Monday on level one near Macy’s.
Vera Bradley, which sells designer handbags, luggage, eyewear, stationery and gift items, will open today on level two between EB Games and Sound Lion.
Adore Organic Innovation, which sells anti-aging remedies, is scheduled to open in October on level one near Garage.
Michael Kors, a maker of luxury accessories and sportswear, is scheduled to open in November on level one at Center Court, near Forever 21.
Starbucks will open on level one near Lord & Taylor and Microsoft in November
Verizon Wireless/Wireless Zone has moved to level one near Olympia Sports and Sears, and T-Mobile will be relocating to Level 2 near Bank of America in September.
Compass announces new brand, website
BEDFORD — Compass Healthcare Advisers, a healthcare price transparency company with more than 2,000 employer groups in eight states, has released a new brand and website for its proprietary Healthcare Shopping Experience.
Compass has consolidated its ChoiceRewards and SmartShopper products under the SmartShopper umbrella nationwide to provide a more streamlined and robust member experience with its brand. There will be no disruption to service for members.
Compass has also launched the all new www.compasssmartshopper.com. The fully-mobile website allows members to shop for healthcare services in an easier and smarter Web environment.
“The launch of the new Compass SmartShopper website is the culmination of our experience and success in delivering to our members easy, transparent healthcare shopping right from their handheld device or desktop,” said Rob Graybill, CEO of Compass Health Advisers, in a prepared statement.
Ahead of iPhone 6, Wal-Mart cuts prices on iPhone 5s, 5c
Ahead of next month’s expected iPhone 6 unveiling, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to clear its inventory of last year’s iPhones by announcing drastic price cuts Wednesday night.
The Arkansas retailer said it will sell the iPhone 5c for 97 cents and the 5s for $79, down from their regular prices of $99 and $199, respectively.
The devices will be available on two-year contracts for Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular. The lower prices take effect Thursday and will be available for 90 days, Wal-Mart said.
But Apple’s next devices will probably go on sale in a few weeks. A report this month said the company will unveil the gadgets Sept. 9, and normally when it announces a new iPhone, Apple starts selling the devices that Friday or the following one.
The iPhone 6 is expected to be thinner than before and feature a 4.7-inch screen.
Los Angeles Times