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Police arrest suspected looters outside damaged Lowe’s

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Five individuals dressed in black and carrying flashlights and burglary tools were arrested April 19 outside the North Carolina Lowe’s store damaged by a tornado, according to an article in the Sanford Herald. 

Four of the alleged looters were teenagers, according to the Sanford Police Department. They were apprehended behind the store at 2:30 a.m. after being chased on foot and by police vehicles. The Lowe’s location was torn apart by a tornado less than a week ago.  

Each of the suspects has been charged with preparation to commit burglary, possession of burglary tools, trespassing during an emergency and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

 

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Study: 50% of Americans use mobile device to assist with shopping

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Fifty percent of Americans use a mobile device to navigate their shopping journey, according to a new study released by Arc Worldwide, Leo Burnett’s marketing services arm.

The study — “Marketing to the Mobile Shopper” — found that mobile shopping has become a way of life for Americans. This trend is changing the traditional shopping journey and leaving companies with a serious ultimatum: Deliver valuable mobile experiences or risk losing customers.

“Mobile shopping has created multiple paths to purchase,” said William Rosen, president and chief creative officer of Arc Worldwide. “It has completely transformed the way people research and purchase products. Companies looking to crack the ‘mobile code’ must understand shoppers’ unique demands by category and shopper type, which we have carefully explored in this study.”

Click here to view the study.

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Snavely announces staff additions

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Pittsburgh-based Snavely Forest Products announced staff additions, including the appointment of Mark Thorn as acting general manager of the Houston division.

Other staffing announcements include Rick Cornell, who joined Snavely-Phoenix in the position of outside sales-industrial accounts, and Cliff DeSpain, who joined Snavely-Greensboro as the Typar market development manager of Snavely’s international division.

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