Versona to open OKC area site
Versona Accessories will open its first store in the Oklahoma City metro area at Westgate Marketplace off of S MacArthur Boulevard and Interstate 40. Plans are in the works for a 6,900-square-foot Versona store at 6421 SW 3, according to a building permit filed with the city this week. Versona sells women’s jewelry and accessories, as well as handbags and shoes. A store in Lawton is the only other Versona location in Oklahoma. The Versona brand is owed by Charlotte, N.C.-based Cato Corp., which operates stores across the southeastern United States under several names including in Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus and The Fashion Metro.
Homeland store plans Digital Day
EDMOND — The Homeland store at 1151 N Bryant Ave. will host to the company’s first Digital Day event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is designed to give customers the chance to learn more about technology they can use to save time and money when shopping at Homeland stores. The event will include giveaways and samples. The store will also give out $700 in Homeland gift cards during the event, as well as other prizes like an iPad, coupon books and bonus fuel rewards. Customers may learn about mobile applications they can use while shopping at Homeland such as Homeland SwiftScan and Ibotta, as well as about the Fuel Rewards Network, digital coupons, SavingStar, Aisle 50 and the new My Fresh Savings scan station that delivers personalized offers directly to the customer.
K-Mac acquires 21 Taco Bells
Fort Smith, Ark.-based K-Mac Holdings Corp. has acquired 21 Taco Bell franchises in the Oklahoma City area from local franchisee Ricksim Inc., the companies announced this week. K-MAC is owned by the Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates. The Oklahoma City acquisition makes K-MAC one of the largest Taco Bell franchisees in the country, the company said. “This acquisition brings K-MAC’s restaurant count to 56 across the state of Oklahoma, and it will allow us to pursue additional new unit development opportunities in the market,” K-MAC president and CEO Sam Fiori said in statement. K-MAC owns Taco Bell and KFC restaurants throughout in Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
Sonic has deal for Tax Day
Sonic Drive-Ins will offer half-priced drinks and slushees on April 15 in honor of Tax Day. The company has extended its Happy Hour deals all day for Tax Day for customers for the past several years. Sonic typically offers Happy Hour every day from 2 to 4 p.m. Happy Hour deals includes any drink flavor combination at half the original price.
Amazon offers streaming device
NEW YORK — Amazon is introducing a set top box that allows streaming of online video content to TVs. The company says its $99 Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming services such as Apple TV and Google Chromecast. The device, about the size of a CD case, runs Google’s Android operating system and offers Netflix, Hulu and other streaming channels in addition to Amazon Prime instant video. It comes with a Bluetooth remote, which lets users conduct voice-enabled searches. Fire TV also offers music channels like Pandora and “Free Time”, a customizable interface for children. The box, which starts shipping Thursday, will also feature thousands of free and paid games like Minecraft and Disney Pixar’s Monsters University starting next month.
From Staff and Wire Reports