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September 26, 2013

Starbucks Corporation has reportedly applied to trademark the term “Fizzio.”

Seattle – Starbucks Corporation has reportedly applied to trademark the term “Fizzio.” According to the Associated Press, the trademark would cover beverage-making machines as well as beverages, including soft drinks.

A Starbucks spokesperson is quoted as saying the filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is related to tests of flavored sodas and other carbonated beverages in the Austin, Texas, and Atlanta markets the retailer has been running since June, which so far have been successful.

April 29, 2013

Trademark Property announced that Tony Chron has rejoined the company as chief development officer, effective April 15.

Fort Worth, Texas -- Trademark Property announced that Tony Chron has rejoined the company as chief development officer, effective April 15.

“Bringing Tony back is an important investment in our development capacity,” said Trademark chairman-CEO Terry Montesi. Chron will oversee Trademark’s power and community center development program as well as the company’s redevelopment efforts.
 

March 4, 2013

Trademark Property announced that it has unveiled a new logo, corporate office and website as part of its 20-year anniversary.

Fort Worth, Texas -- Trademark Property announced that it has unveiled a new logo, corporate office and website as part of its 20-year anniversary.

On Feb. 4, the company moved into a new corporate office located in the River Plaza office building, part of Trademark’s WestBend mixed-use development in Fort Worth.  In addition, a new, more digital- friendly logo is being introduced along with new website to better reflect Trademark’s ever-changing and dynamic business.

January 30, 2013

Apple Inc. has been granted a trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its store design.

New York -- Apple Inc. has been granted a trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its store design. The trademark covers the furniture and fixtures, floors, lighting and shelves found in Apple stores, along with the “Genius Bar.”

In addition, the trademark covers Apple’s all-glass storefront design.

June 8, 2012

Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

New York -- Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

The ban was passed by the city council in a surprise move that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denounced as “ludicrous,” The Globe and Mail reported.

The vote bans plastic bags, including biodegradable ones, from Toronto vendors starting in 2013. But the mayor predicted the ban will face a legal challenge.

May 29, 2012

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

New York -- The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

The council voted to phase out plastic bags during the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.

February 8, 2012

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a proposal to expand the city’s bag on plastic bags from grocery stores and pharmacies to all retailers, including restaurants.

New York City -- San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a proposal to expand the city’s bag on plastic bags from grocery stores and pharmacies to all retailers, including restaurants.

The expanded regulations also call for customers to pay a 10-cent surcharge for paper bags at the point of purchase. The businesses charging the fee will keep the money to use how they see fit.

August 1, 2011

The Kroger Co. has selected Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Process to establish a platform for continually improving the customer experience.

New York City -- The Kroger Co. has selected Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Process to establish a platform for continually improving the customer experience. The supermarket operator will use the solution to integrate and streamline all aspects of product development, including managing specifications, suppliers, formulations, packaging and labeling, compliance, and quality.

May 13, 2011

Trademark Property Co. said it is relaunching its WestBend mixed-use development in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth, Texas -- Trademark Property Co. said it is relaunching its WestBend mixed-use development in Fort Worth, Texas.

The move comes after strategically halting construction in fall of 2008 to wait for a recovery in the retail market. The first order of business will be the completion of the seven-level garage providing 798 parking spaces to serve the existing office buildings and restaurants. Additional new retail construction is slated to begin in mid-2012 with a grand opening projected for late 2013.

May 2, 2011

Target Corp. was due in court in Canada on Monday in an attempt to win exclusive right to use its name in Canada, the Wall Street Journal reported.

New York City -- Target Corp. was due in court in Canada on Monday in an attempt to win exclusive right to use its name in Canada, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Target is asking the court to impose a preliminary injunction against Canadian retailer Isaac Benitah and his company, Fairweather, which owns 15 stores across Canada called Target Apparel and has a logo similar to that of Target Corp, the report said.

March 25, 2011

Trademark Property Co. said that Vince O’Toole has joined the company as senior VP leasing, effective March 7.

Fort Worth, Texas -- Trademark Property Co. said that Vince O’Toole has joined the company as senior VP leasing, effective March 7.
 
O’Toole will lead the specialty store leasing efforts for Santa Fe Place mall in Santa Fe, N.M., and serve as the leasing team leader for Watters Creek in Allen, Texas.  Additionally, he will work on new business for Trademark.

He joins Trademark from Cousins Properties, Atlanta.

September 7, 2010

California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have been the first statewide ban on...

July 12, 2010

Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced Tuesday that it is encouraging shoppers to use...

November 17, 2009

Le Chateau has selected TradeStone to help them grow the international sourcing and product development...

October 18, 2009

Target announced Monday that it plans to give customers a 5-cent discount for every reusable...

January 18, 2009

H.E. Butt Grocery Co. is backing a new piece of legislation in Texas that would...

September 24, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to slash its global plastic shopping-bag waste by 33% over the...

July 6, 2008

Jewel-Osco announced that it has surpassed the sale of 1 million green reusable shopping bags....

May 31, 2008

The California State Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill would make California the first...

May 13, 2008

Grocery stores in Manitoba, Canada are ordering millions fewer plastic grocery bags as more consumers...

April 28, 2008

Stater Bros. unveiled on Earth Day last week the company’s new environmentally friendly grocery bag....

April 9, 2008

IKEA said it would no longer offer plastic bags or paper bags in its U.S....

April 8, 2008

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market said it...

March 16, 2008

Nordstrom Inc. said Friday it will start offering recyclable shopping bags and gift boxes as...

January 31, 2008

Whole Foods Market has stopped offering plastic grocery bags to customers at its two stores...