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Lillian August Opens Manhattan Location

Lillian August Opens Manhattan Location

NEW YORK–Home furnishings and interior design retailer Lillian August opened its fifth location last month and its first freestanding store outside Connecticut, where it is based. The 17,000 square-foot space here on West 20th Street aims to be a one-stop resource for both consumers and interior designers, Dan Weiss, president and chief executive officer, toldMore »

Gillies Named CEO of Z3 LLC, Calvin Klein Partner

Gillies Named CEO of Z3 LLC, Calvin Klein Partner

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.–Z3 LLC, the exclusive licensing partner of Calvin Klein Home Furniture, has appointed Andrew Gillies as president and chief executive officer, a new position. Gillies will oversee all aspects of business development including manufacturing, sales distribution and product assortment for the Calvin Klein Home Furniture lines. Gillies brings more than 35 years of industryMore »

O Editor Casey to Keynote Chicago Market

O Editor Casey to Keynote Chicago Market

CHICAGO–Susan Casey, editor-in-chief of O, the Oprah Magazine, will lead the keynote presentation at the January Chicago Market: Living and Giving. The presentation is scheduled for Jan. 24 in the second-floor conference center of the Merchandise Mart, where the market will take place Jan. 20-26. She will share the communications strategies that brought about herMore »

Philips Norelco, Disney in Collaboration on TRON Debut

Philips Norelco, Disney in Collaboration on TRON Debut

STAMFORD, Conn.—Philips Norelco is partnering with Disney in an effort centering on the release of “TRON: Legacy” at theaters on Dec. 17. The campaign includes a website, 3DShave.com/TRON, games and a sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000 for a three-dimensional home-theater upgrade. Site visitors who have already bought Philips Norelco’s SensoTouch 3D, a newMore »

’Tis the Season for Pop-Ups

’Tis the Season for Pop-Ups

Teaming the temporary pop-up store with the holiday season presents an ideal way to reach consumers this month, and three made their way to New York City. Real Simple magazine held its first pop-up here in Rockefeller Center (in the same space QVC had its in September). More than 90 products were available on theMore »

Online Holiday Spending Reaches $22 Billion

Online Holiday Spending Reaches $22 Billion

RESTON, Va.—Spending on the Internet for holiday gifts has reached $22 billion for the Nov. 1-Dec. 10 period, according to comScore, the digital-business research firm. That total represents a 12 percent gain in online holiday sales over the same period in 2009. Online spending last week was $5.2 billion, up 11 percent year over year.More »

Walmart to Close Moscow Office

Walmart to Close Moscow Office

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Walmart will close its office in Moscow, but will continue to pursue opportunities to open the Russian market. According to a statement from the retailer, “it remains interested in entering the Russian market through an attractive acquisition.” Doug McMillon, chief executive officer of Walmart International, called Russia “a compelling retail opportunity. Since we haveMore »