June 18, 2001,
Anna's Linens to open its largest store
Anna's Linens, the 62-store, valued-oriented linens specialty chain, will hold a grand opening for its largest store this week in Huntington Beach, CA. At 19,000 square feet, the former Strouds unit tops the second-largest store in the chain, a 15,000-square-foot unit opened last month as part of Anna's entry into the Las Vegas market.
Hanover Direct sells Improvements catalog
Coldwater Creek adds vp of merchandising
Matthew Dillon has joined Coldwater Creek as vp and director of merchandising. Dillon will be responsible for developing and selecting merchandise for the company's multi-channel retailing strategy, which includes the four catalog titles, the website and the full-line retail stores.
Dillon was most recently senior vp, merchandising and marketing for The Mark Group, which operates the Mark, Fore & Strike catalog and retail stores. He has spent 20 years in the apparel trade, holding executive and upper management posts at Bullock's, Spiegel and Bear Creek Corp.
He replaces Georgia Shonk-Simmons, who was elevated to ceo in January.