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Calhoun, Ga. – Mohawk Industries Inc.’s carpet segment, which includes its Mohawk Home area, accent and bath rug division, posted a slight sales growth but a stronger adjusted operating income in the company’s second quarter thanks to a variety of recently implemented initiatives. More
Washington – Rapidly growing Wayfair.com joined the ranks of the nation’s fastest-growing companies on Stores’ Hot 100 Retailers list, which this year encompasses all channels of retail from grocery conglomerates and discount specialty stores to home furnishing and athletic wear companies. More
Atlanta – Newell Rubbermaid generated a double-digit jump in net income during the second quarter, although performance was uneven for its Home Solutions division. More
Cleveland – Hamilton Beach products experienced lower volume during the second quarter in the U.S. market, but the focus swung to goods with higher price points in both the U.S. and Canada, pushing sales up incrementally. More
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— Agaia, Inc. , makers of Evolve, have announced that its industrial laundry detergent, Evolve Laundry Complete 203L, has been certified by Green Seal as the first detergent to meet its recently published GS-51 guidelines for laundry care Products for industrial and institutional use. More
Charlotte, N.C. – Belk Inc. today named David Zant as the company’s new president and chief merchandising officer, effective Aug. 11. More
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July 23, 2014Moving past the misconceptions to make sales Let me start off by saying I am not one, but I raised two of them and although I can't speak from a first-person perspective, I would say I can speak from a pretty dang close second-person one. Born between 1980 and 2000, the "Millennial" is perhaps the most talked about generation in retail today. The Millennial generation makes up about a fourth of the population and is responsible for more than $600 billion in annual retail spending. Now as a parent to two of them at the later end of the ...
July 21, 2014Yipee! It’s the middle of summer. Depending on where you live, that means your tomatoes are already coming in or are just about to. Summer fruits are reaching their succulent peak. And if you’re a Mid-Atlantic beach goer, the ocean temperature is finally tolerable. If you are a home textiles sort who swims with the sharks in the volume retail business, today marks eight weeks until the opening of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Sorry to burst your bubble. But then again, I’m sure this isn’t news. You’ve already been busy previewing ...
On The Beat
July 21, 2014In the span of one week, I came across two unusual marketing tactics that made me stop and pay attention to what was being offered to me, the consumer. That’s a big deal in an age when we are constantly – all day, everywhere – being bombarded by advertising for everything from Botox to a new Buick, which by the way “sure doesn’t look like a Buick” as its new TV ad promises. Wait – make that three ads that gave me pause! The first “ad” I noticed in my hotel room at the Westin in downtown Atlanta earlier this month ...
Top 50 Retailers
- ASD/AMD Las Vegas
August 3, 2014 - August 6, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
- NY Now (formerly NYIGF)
August 16, 2014 - August 20, 2014
New York, NY
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