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Published September 28, 1994
Walt Disney Co. is considering opening a 35,000-square foot, two-level store at Fifth Ave. and 55th Street in New York (CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS, 9/26-10/2 issue)....Puma will re- enlist Walt "Clyde" Frazier to promote its "Classics" shoe line, "which has seen a resurgence driven by 'Suedes,' the shoe that once bore Frazier's nickname, and a more sweeping move across the marketplace to simple retro styled sneakers." Ads are likely to appear in spot network buys on such shows as "Roseanne" and "Beverly Hills 90210" (BRANDWEEK, 9/26 issue)....The Family Channel has signed a multi-year continuation of their agreement with Roush Racing to sponsor Roush's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Family Channel Ford driven by Ted Musgrave (NASCAR NEWS, 9/94 issue). ....Timberland will spend $120,000 to restore a hiking trail in a nature reserve in the Swiss Alps. The company's name or logo will appear on billboards and signposts along the 7km route (FINANCIAL TIMES, 9/28)....Chevrolet will be title sponsor of a new $43,000-plus event in Detroit "designed to tap into the world's largest bowling market of 250,000 participants. And if the first Chevrolet Bowl-Off flies, the company might go national, hoping to tap into a sport played on a sanctioned level by 2.7 million men, 2.5 million women and nearly 1 million youths" (DETROIT NEWS, 9/27). ....Intergold Ltd. of Calgary got the contract to design and manufacture the NBA championship rings for the Houston Rockets (CALGARY HERALD, 9/27)....Miller Brewing signed a 4-year strategic marketing partnership with NTN Communications to develop interactive programs (BRANDWEEK, 9/26)...."The Garth Brooks Collection" CD has sold 3 million copies in three weeks -- notable since it is available only at the McDonald's. The CD costs $5.99 (WASHINGTON POST, 9/28).