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Memphis, Tenn. – Underscoring the importance of its pharmacy business, Fred’s has hired former Walgreen’s exec John Foley as evp of store operations, effective today. He succeeds Mike Holligan, who will move into the open position of regional vp of store operations. More
Pittsburgh — Michael Bozic, who led the former Levitz Furniture during a tumultuous period in the mid- to late 1990s, died here Sept. 30. He was 74. More
Dallas – Loloi’s to-the-trade customers can now order pillows and throw blankets directly from the updated LoloiRugs.com website. More
New York – The outbreak of cooler weather in parts of the country has been accelerating retail sales at both specialty and department stores, helping comps by 0.7% in the fifth and final week of September following a 0.9% gain the prior week, said the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index. More
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September 28, 2015Fans of “The Big Bang Theory” — and I guess quantum physicists — know the theory of Schroedinger’s Cat well: A cat and a radioactive material that will kill the cat are placed in a sealed box and until that box is opened you really don’t know if the cat is alive or dead. Well, I think that’s the way a lot of people are feeling about the New York textiles market this week. Until we finish up the market and open up the results, we really don’t know if this will have been a good market or ...
September 28, 2015To every supplier who has ever uttered the words “I have six of the major accounts, so I’m all set,” here is a headline that ought to make your hair stand on end: “Target to end ties with Cherokee apparel brand in 2017.” That 2017 date is significant. It marks the 20th anniversary of the brand’s alliance with Target, one the retailer will celebrate by flushing Cherokee out of its assortment. Cherokee is a $1 billion brand for Target. And Target represents about 43% of Cherokee’s sales. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a cautionary tale. We’re ...
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September 14, 2015The troops are getting restless again. In what seems to be a ritual that rears its precious little head every couple of years, a whole bunch of companies in the fashion and retailing business are trotting out speech number 47: We’re going to cut back on our promotional efforts. Over the past quarter or two, a number of public companies that have seen some rough numbers because they’ve been doing some pretty serious discounting say they are going to clean up their acts. They may be using different words, but these companies — including Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade and ...
Oeko-Tex: Confidence in Textiles
- New York Tabletop Market
October 13, 2015 - October 16, 2015
- Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair
October 14, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center
Ho Chi Minh City, VN
- High Point Market
October 17, 2015 - October 22, 2015
Downtown High Point
High Point, NC, US