Milwaukee – It’s been one of the biggest questions in the retail industry: Where did Kohl’s market share go? At this morning’s analyst day sessions here, Kohl’s ceo answered that question – and began laying out a three-year plan to boost merchandising, marketing and customer engagement. More ...
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Kohl’s talks housewares
Milwaukee – Kohl’s execs offered a few tidbits about the housewares mix when it discussed its new emphasis on national brands earlier this week.
Tiger Corporation introduces ultra light stainless steel bottles
Torrance, Calif. – Japan Tiger Corporation of U.S.A., a division of Tiger Corporation, has added a new ultra-light stainless steel thermal bottle to its stable of products.
New Anolon Vesta Stoneware available
Vallejo, Calif. - Meyer Corporation U.S. is launching Anolon Vesta Stoneware, a collection of solid colored casseroles, bakers, and other oven-to-table items.
WÜSTHOF gears up for holiday with new additions
Solingen, Germany – Knife maker WÜSTHOF, celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, is launching a dozen new products in time for the holiday season.
BBB boasts fine linens lines in new e-blast
Union, N.J. – Upscale brands like Barbara Barry, Frette, Bellora, Waterford and Kassatex are in the spotlight today in a newly released email by Bed Bath & Beyond to its online subscribers.
Garnett Hill brings warmth with new winter collection
Franconia, N.H. – With winter on the way, Garnet Hill today launched a new seasonal collection built around warmth that spans women’s fashions, accessories and sleepwear as well as new rugs and home décor pieces.
Cotton price 65 cents
New York – Wednesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for December contracts was 65 cents. The price on March contracts was 63 cents.
Allied Feather & Down supplying responsible down to 10 brands
Montebello, Calif. – Allied Feather & Down, primary supplier of down certified to Textile Exchange’s Responsible Down Standard (RDS), is now supplying RDS certified down to several key brands in the outdoor, home/bedding and fashion markets.
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October 20, 2014While 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 ...
Home Alone 3
October 20, 2014With 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 ...
On The Beat
October 20, 2014OK, 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 ...
October 8, 2014Was 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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