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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 »

LIMA to Present Webinar on License Evaluation

LIMA to Present Webinar on License Evaluation

NEW YORK–The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association will offer “Should I Take This License or Not?”, a Webinar on the decision to take or not take on a license. The Webinar is scheduled for Nov. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Rick Mallow, founder of Making Connections, and Will Thompson, vice president of licensing atMore »

Annie Selke Debuts Pine Cone Hill Online Outlet

Annie Selke Debuts Pine Cone Hill Online Outlet

PITTSFIELD, Mass.–The Annie Selke Cos. has launched pineconehilloutlet.com, a new Web site that brings Pine Cone Hill outlet merchandise to a national audience for the first time, according to a company statement. The site offers Pine Cone Hill bedding and sleepwear at discounted prices to all 50 states. It marks the company’s third Web siteMore »

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 »