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World Cup Semis Each Seen By More Than 12m In Us - Yahoo News

A link has been sent. Done World Cup semis each seen by more than 12M in US World Cup semifinals each seen by more than 12 million viewers in US 3 hours ago . View photo Argentina's Lionel Messi pumps his fists after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) NEW YORK (AP) -- The World Cup semifinals each were seen by an average of more than 12 million viewers in the United States on universal studios orlando vacation packages ESPN and Spanish-language Univision. ESPN said Germany's 7-1 rout over host Brazil on Tuesday averaged 6,643,000 viewers and Argentina's penalty-kicks win over the Netherlands the following day averaged 6,823,000. The games, which both kicked off at 4 p.m. EDT, are the two highest-rated World Cup semifinals on any U.S. network, ESPN said Thursday. Univision said its coverage of Brazil-Germany averaged 5,804,000 and Netherlands-Argentina 5,444,000, also its most-viewed semifinals. ESPN's telecasts have averaged 4,289,000 through 62 games, up 43 percent from 2010's 2,989,000 and 108 percent from 2006's 2.06 million.
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Retailers compete with Amazon: Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods grocery store in Clemmons, NC. "We have five senses that we can appeal to. When you go to Amazon , you have a maximum of appealing to two senses." Appealing to all the senses is a concept that Lowes Foods, a 99-location grocery chain across the Carolinas and Virginia, is embracing wholeheartedly. The company hired Lindstrom and his team to give its traditional stores a makeover. Read More Urban Outfitters goes big with new NYC store Lindstrom hired writers from Walt Disney to create a storyline throughout the store. The most visual and unique example of that philosophy is the "Chicken Kitchen," where each chicken is celebrated with a chicken dance when it comes out of the rotisserie oven. Then there's "Sausageworks," which looks like a crazy laboratory complete with a crazy sausage professor, concocting whacky sausage flavors like the "Star Spangler," a bacon cheddar cheeseburger sausage for the Fourth of July. The "Beer Den" lets customers sample local draft beers. There's also the community table, hosting events from recipe sharing to speed dating. "It's really about finding a connection with the guest. To have them come back and say, 'Oh my gosh, I had so much fun here in your store,'" said store manager Kate Allred.
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