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  • Target bouncing back into Manhattan – sort of

    New York – Story, the West Side retailer that revamps its focus, merchandise and presentation every four to six weeks, will carry a curated selection of Target merchandise when it reopens for the holiday season Nov. 5.

  • The battle begins: Target to offer free shipping

    Minneapolis – Black Friday is more than five weeks away, but Target has already launched free shipping on all Target.com orders from now through Dec. 20. It will also make more than 65,000 items online available for in-store pick-up – promising 80% of them will be available within an hour of purchase.

  • QVC promotes Campbell

    West Chester, Pa. – QVC has promoted Mary Campbell to executive vp, US commerce platforms, overseeing the strategic direction of the company's TV, web, mobile, tablet and social platforms to drive e-commerce sales.

  • AmericasMart expands “Home & Design” on 15th floor

    Atlanta – A select group of design showrooms will anchor the AmericasMart’s Floor 15 expansion with nine exhibitors committed for the January 2015 debut and additional ones to be announced.

  • LIMA opens nominations for Hall of Fame

    New York – The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association ( LIMA ) is now accepting nominations for its most prestigious honor, the LIMA Licensing Industry Hall of Fame.

  • Cotton price 63 cents

    New York – Tuesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for December contracts was 63 cents. The price on March contracts was 62 cents.

  • Comp gains discovered by Columbus Day

    New York – The Columbus Day holiday paired with the cooler seasonal temperatures helped boost comps by 4.1% in the second week of October following a 3.8% gain the prior week, said the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index

  • Gilt.com names Cowan chief marketing officer

    New York – Online shopping site Gilt.com has appointed Clay Cowan to chief marketing officer, effective November 10 when he joins the company.

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    October 20, 2014

    Anthropologie Joins the Fray

    While traditional retailers of home furnishings are still trying to figure out how to woo the Millennial shopper without alienating her mother, Anthropologie is preparing to make a major run at the business. Think of it as Pottery Barn for Millennials – plus clothing. How serious is this effort? Very. Executives from parent company Urban Outfitters Inc. last month said the nameplate will cut apparel from 71% of the assortment to 53% to blow out its home assortment, which now accounts for just 17% of sales. The company is also preparing to roll out new larger format stores, which at 30 ...

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  • Warren Shoulberg

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    October 20, 2014

    Operation Retail Operation

    With all due respect to Benjamin Braddock in “The Graduate,” I have just one word for you…at least when it comes to retail ceos these days: operations. If you’re looking for the common denominator in the latest round of big-time retail executive appointments, it’s that virtually every one of these guys – and they are all guys – comes from the operations side of the business. Not one is really a merchant. The de-merchandising of the corner office at American retailing is nothing new. We’ve seen this gain traction for years, but up until very recently it was ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    October 20, 2014

    Fourth-quarter collision

     OK, I’m confused…Have all of the holidays in the fourth quarter become one single event? Almost everywhere I go I see black Styrofoam tombstones merchandised alongside pumpkin-scented candles one aisle down from candy-striped tablecloths. Store soundtracks are equally confusing – Monster Mash followed by Vince Guaraldi’s jazz rendition of “Greensleeves” with the Peanuts gang. And then last week, Macy’s announced its plans to open its doors earlier than ever on Thanksgiving Day – 6 p.m. compared to last year’s 8 p.m. No wonder so many people plan to shop online. Don’t take it from ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    October 8, 2014

    Market Wrap

    Was it really just three weeks ago? The New York Home Fashions Market was hopping and remarkably gripe-free. Showrooms were slammed Monday and Tuesday, and many suppliers I spoke with had at least one or two weekend appointments, as well as a few early drop-ins the Friday before the official kick-off. Bed Bath & Beyond was like the thousand-headed snake god. Everywhere I went a BBB team seemed either to have just left or was expected to soon arrive. Despite the oft-noted softness in the middle market tier of retailers, suppliers continue to design largely for the middle and up. And ...

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