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Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–The Better Sleep Council will premier a seven-episode web video series on sleep quality in December. Titled “Suite 7,” the series will focus on the relationship between the mattress and overall quality of sleep. Each episode will be set in the same hotel room, with a new couple checking into the room each weekMore »

Macy’s Reverses Loss, Posts $10 Million Profit in Q3

Macy’s Reverses Loss, Posts $10 Million Profit in Q3

CINCINNATI–Macy’s reported net income of $10 million for the third quarter ending Oct. 30, 2010, turning around a $35 million loss from the third quarter of last year. The department-store retailer managed to go from red to black largely because of the absence this year of costs for division consolidation—which in the third quarter ofMore »

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

ATLANTA —Mike Gay has been named senior vice president of marketing at AmericasMart Atlanta, succeeding Mike Turnbull, who has been named senior vice president of strategic relations for AMC, Inc., and its AmericasMart and LIGHTFAIR International entities. Gay will strengthen the AmericasMart brand and its 19 annual markets, which attract retailers from every U.S. stateMore »

Davis Named Walmart Treasurer

Davis Named Walmart Treasurer

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Jeff Davis has been promoted to senior vice president and treasurer of Walmart Stores. Davis will succeed Charles Holley, who was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Both Davis and Holley will assume their new roles on Dec. 1. Davis will oversee treasury operations, capital markets, investor relations and riskMore »

Litton, Longtime Manager of 295 Fifth Avenue, to Retire

Litton, Longtime Manager of 295 Fifth Avenue, to Retire

NEW YORK–Claude Litton, president and chief executive officer of Manhattan Properties Company—owner and manager of showroom building 295 Fifth Avenue—will retire at the end of the year. Litton has managed the building for 32 years. Litton said that his successor will be named next month. “When I came to 295, there were 80 tenants andMore »

CMO Survey Projects Retail Sales Increase During Holidays

Holidays Shoppers Retail Sales

CHICAGO–U.S. retailers expect their same-store sales to increase by 2.83 percent and their overall sales to grow 3.51 percent during the upcoming holiday season, according to a survey of retail chief marketing officers conducted by financial consulting firm BDO USA. The participating executives based their appraisal on their companies’ inventory purchases for the holidays, whichMore »

Nambé Expands Presence in New Mexico

Nambé Expands Presence in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M.–Nambé has purchased the Nambé and More store in Pojoaque, N.M. Opened in 2001, the independent Nambé and More store had been offering Nambé collections, in conjunction with other brands. With the recent change in proprietorship, the store will shift to offer Nambé designs exclusively. Nambé will continue to operate the Nambé andMore »

Meyer’s Anolon Breaks New Fall Campaign; Incorporates Digital Media

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VALLEJO, Calif.–Meyer’s latest ad campaign for Anolon incorporates not only the traditional food-centric magazines/e-zines, but also includes digital versions and lifestyle publications that target a higher number of men. Rolling out this fall, the campaign features a young, sophisticated-looking man in his 20s searing a duck breast with the Anolon Nouvelle Copper, a collection introducedMore »