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Paick launches portable device

BY Ryan Chavis

SHENZEN, China — Paick, a mobile digital device brand, on Monday announced the launch of Sleek, a thin, portable power bank. Sleek features a glossy smartphone shape with an attached micro USB/USB cable/handle to charge devices.

The 5-oz. Sleek is available in white gloss and features a UV-processed surface complete with anti-scratch technology. Other features of Sleek include:

  • Smartphone design, with dimensions of 5.7 by 2.9 by 0.5 inches;
  • Touch sensor switch for on/off controls;
  • Output of 5V/1A;
  • Charging time of eight hours; and
  • Battery life of more than 500 times.

Sleek is priced at $49.99 and is available immediately from Amazon.com.

 

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Kodak Alaris, Bartell Drugs renew partnership

BY Antoinette Alexander

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak Alaris has renewed its multi-year agreement with Bartell Drugs, which designates Kodak Alaris as Bartell’s exclusive partner within the photo category for all retail and online printing solutions.

Seattle-based Bartell Drugs, which owns and operates 62 stores, began working with Eastman Kodak Co. 99 years ago when the two companies were newly starting out, and now continues on with the new Kodak Alaris, founded in September 2013. Bartell’s provides its customers with access to more than 200 Kodak Picture Kiosks, giving consumers the ability to create personalized photo products in minutes.

"We invest in photo innovation products from Kodak Alaris because our customers value the ease and convenience of services provided," stated Howie Cohen, category manager for Bartell Drugs. "Kodak Alaris is a significant partner and through our relationship we have become the go-to destination for consumer photo printing needs in the Seattle area."

 

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ShopRite testing Mobile Scan app

BY Antoinette Alexander

KEASBEY, N.J. — ShopRite is piloting a program that takes shoppers beyond the traditional checkout lines and self-checkout lanes and enables them to check out from their smart phones.

The new ShopRite Mobile Scan app also alerts them to sales in the aisles in which they are shopping and automatically deducts Price Plus Club card savings as each item is scanned. Once their shopping orders are complete, customers can sync their mobile devices to designated self-service pay stations.

“Our customers can now enjoy the ease of shopping — and checking out — right on their smart phones, with the added convenience of product recommendations. Using their own phones, they can take advantage of ShopRite’s traditional low prices and speed through checkout, making for a quick and easy trip to the supermarket,” stated Cheryl Williams, VP of Digital Commerce and Innovation for ShopRite.

The pilot is currently in eight ShopRite stores in New Jersey and Connecticut.

 

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