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Sears Wish Book Goes Mobile

Sears Wish Book Goes Mobile

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–Sears has enhanced its popular Wish Book with new social shopping capabilities, allowing customers to see hot-trending products, get feedback on potential purchases and share lists with their friends and family. Customers can choose to shop the traditional Wish Book catalog, online at Sears.com/wishbook or via their smartphone devices, iPad or through Facebook.More »

Sam’s Club Debuts Smart-Phone App

Sam’s Club Debuts Smart-Phone App

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Sam’s Club has launched a new smart-phone application for shoppers, which can be downloaded from iPhone, Android and BlackBerry app markets. Called Sam’s Club App, the new feature provides access to product information, club member reviews of products and eValues, which are customized discounts automatically loaded on the membership cards of Sam’s Club members.More »

Azevedo Tabbed as EVP of Merchandising for Mattress Giant

Azevedo Tabbed as EVP of Merchandising for Mattress Giant

ADDISON, Texas—Specialty retailer Mattress Giant has named Dominick Azevedo executive vice president of merchandising. In his new role, Azevedo is responsible for identifying new merchandising initiatives through existing and prospective manufacturing partners, as well as enhancing current initiatives such as store product offerings, sleep-accessory offerings, Mattress Giant’s Web site and more. He reports to MichaelMore »

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

GONZALES, La.—Second-quarter net income for Crown Crafts totaled $1.2 million, up 51 percent from the second quarter of last year. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 9.2 percent to $23.7 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010. Details on selling, general and administrative expenses were missing from Crown Crafts’More »

hhgregg Net Falls 20 Percent in Second Quarter

hhgregg Net Falls 20 Percent in Second Quarter

INDIANAPOLIS–Net income for mattress/appliance retailer hhgregg dropped 20 percent in its fiscal second quarter, to $3.4 million. The bottom line suffered in spite of a 45 percent increase in net sales to $480.9 million in the quarter, which ended Sept. 30, 2010. Part of the quarterly numbers were a 41 percent jump in selling, generalMore »

Party for Life’s Sponsorship Campaign Kicks Off

Party for Life’s Sponsorship Campaign Kicks Off

NEW YORK–The fundraising efforts for Party for Life, the annual event of charitable organization Gift for Life, has begun with a $25,000 presenting sponsorship with Mudpie. To be held Jan. 30, 2011, at The Boathouse at Central Park, the 19th annual event will honor Mudpie’s founder and president Marcia Miller with the Trailblazer Award, whichMore »

NRF Projects November Retail Container Traffic to Rise 9 Percent

NRF Projects November Retail Container Traffic to Rise 9 Percent

WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should grow 9 percent this month, according to the latest Global Tracker Report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. This prediction indicates that retailers believe the holiday selling season will be a strong one, said Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chainMore »