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Report: Sears Marketing Chief Resigns

Report: Sears Marketing Chief Resigns

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–Richard Gerstein, Sears’ top marketing chief, resigned this week, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. Gerstein has been with the company since 2007. His last official day will be May 7, according to the report. Until a permanent replacement is found, marketing duties will be led by Scott Friedman, executive viceMore »

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Gordon Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel, will give the keynote presentation during the July California Gift Show. Segal will speak on “It All Begins with the Merchandise” on July 16. The address will present Segal’s insights on the home-decor business, provide methods and strategies for retailers to identify unique products thatMore »

Non-Cash Charges Lead to Loss for Jarden in First Quarter

Non-Cash Charges Lead to Loss for Jarden in First Quarter

RYE, N.Y.–Due to two non-cash charges, Jarden posted a loss of $59 million in its first fiscal quarter of 2010. In its statement reviewing the results for the quarter, the company said it took a charge of $21.5 million associated with the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, and one of $56.6 million resulting from anMore »

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Kimberley Wray, who as vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority helped modernize and restructure the furniture shows here, is leaving her position. Wray, who said she is leaving for personal and family reasons, will stay on through June. In the meantime, the Authority said it will be looking forMore »

Philips Norelco Joins With Carmen Electra for Reforestation Initiative

Philips Norelco Joins With Carmen Electra for Reforestation Initiative

STAMFORD, Conn.–Philips Norelco has teamed with actress/model Carmen Electra for a campaign to rebuild the world’s forests. Titled “Deforest Yourself. Reforest the World,” the campaign includes a challenge to men to have their chest hair trimmed by Electra today at New York City’s Madison Square Park, using a Philips Norelco Bodygroom. It also includes aMore »

Customer Loyalty Program

Customer Loyalty Program

NEW YORK–Macy’s will expand its customer loyalty program to include consumers who pay for merchandise with credit cards other than Macy’s cards, according to Peter Sachse, the company’s chief marketing officer. Speaking at the Issues and Solutions Conference held by Emmanuel Weintraub Associates here this morning, Sachse (who also serves as chairman and chief executiveMore »

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

NEW YORK–Sorella Home has signed an agreement with Hemingway,  Ltd. and Fashion Licensing of America to license the Ernest Hemingway brand for a new collection of tableware, barware and home decor. The line will include handpainted ceramics, oven-to-table stoneware, period-inspired pewter and barware that is reminiscent of the Hemingway mystique.  It will be available forMore »

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–David Savula has been named executive vice president in charge of AmericasMart Home and Gift leasing for all permanent showroom facilities in Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing, a new position. He previously served as senior vice president in charge of AmericasMart’s Home showroom leasing for seven years. “Dave’s passion for our business andMore »