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A don’t-eat-this list for travelers gets serious pushback. Target’s chief merchant reflects on the Lilly Pulitzer blow-out. Sleep pillows were a big hit at High Point this week. Masion & Objet is re-arranging its layout. And, finally, Walmart execs wrap the year with smaller bonuses. More
High Point, N.C. — Buyer registrations topped 45,000 for the first time ever, and more than 14,000 buying companies sent people to this month’s market, the High Point Market Authority Board was told Wednesday. More
Plano, Texas – JCPenney’s e-commerce site has just debut a tightly edited collection of bedding, window and dec pillows from Texas-born actress and producer Eva Longoria. Bedding under the Eva Longoria Home brand will soon arrive at stores in select markets, according to The Dallas News . More
Framingham, Mass. -- The TJX Companies Inc. today announced that its founder and 17-year chairman of the board, Bernard Cammarata will retire effective June 11. More
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Multi-channel retailer HSN Inc. has appointed industry veteran John Aylward as the new evp and chief marketing officer for the HSN division. More
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April 13, 2015The recent change at the top of Saks Fifth Avenue — high-profile merchant Marigay McKee out, low-profile operator Marc Metrick in — is only the latest example of the ongoing de-merchandising of American retailing. Virtually every single new retail ceo that has been put on the job over the past few years has come out of operations, finance, logistics or some combination of the three. This has been the case in big national chains as well as specialty operations, in general merchandise, apparel and most non-durable stores. Think about it: JCPenney, Target, Gap and now Saks all made the same personnel choices ...
April 13, 2015Here comes the bride – the most highly prized consumer in the home furnishings retail space right now. You want to gauge the state of competition in the War for Millennials, keep an eye on how retailers are enhancing, marketing and leveraging their bridal registries. Anthropologie launched one last fall as part of its concerted push into home. Apparently, it’s working. During the fourth quarter, 40% of the registry purchasers were first-time Anthropologie customers. (To kick-start the effort, the lifestyle retailer began rolling out bridal apparel shops last spring. Smart move.) Bed Bath & Beyond is spiffing up its registry technology ...
March 23, 2015It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ...
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