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Neiman’s Tansky to Retire

Neiman’s Tansky to Retire

DALLAS–Neiman Marcus announced yesterday that Burt Tansky, its chief executive officer, will retire from the position in October. Karen Katz, head of Neiman Marcus Stores, will succeed Tansky. Katz has been with Neiman Marcus since 1985. Tansky, who has been the CEO since 2001, will remain non-executive chairman of the board. James Skinner, Neiman MarcusMore »

Kohl’s Expands Elle Program to Home

Kohl’s Expands Elle Program to Home

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s has signed a multiyear license agreement with Lagardere Active Enterprises that will expand the retailer’s Elle lifestyle collection to include home products. The products will be branded as Elle Decor and will initially include decorative pillows, frames, accent items, candles and candle holders, and small furniture. Scheduled to launch at Kohl’s storesMore »

Raymour & Flanigan Partners With Kristan Cunningham

Raymour & Flanigan Partners With Kristan Cunningham

LIVERPOOL, N.Y.–Retailer Raymour & Flanigan has formed an exclusive partnership with Kristan Cunningham, a design expert and television personality, to develop programs to inform and teach consumers on home decorating. Cunningham, who makes regular appearances on “Rachael Ray” and HGTV’s “Design on a Dime,” will provide design insights and work with the company to developMore »

Casual Industry Expands at Chicago Merchandise Mart

Casual Industry Expands at Chicago Merchandise Mart

CHICAGO–The Chicago Merchandise Mart added four casual furniture companies—Actiwin, Homecrest, Leisure Design and NorthCape International—to its tenant list. Additionally, three current tenants have renewed their continued commitment to The Merchandise Mart and expanded their showroom spaces. Expansions include Patio Renaissance by Sunlord Leisure Products, Suncoast Aluminum Furniture and Treasure Garden. “The Chicago Merchandise Mart isMore »

ART Conference Registration Deadline This Friday

ART Conference Registration Deadline This Friday

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–The hotel registration deadline for the Accessories Resource Team’s May conference is this Friday, April 30, in order to guarantee a room for the event. ART Conference 2010 will take place at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, Calif., May 20-23. An annual event for the home accessories industry, the weekendMore »

Wilson to Lecture on Eco-Friendly Design at 7 W

Wilson to Lecture on Eco-Friendly Design at 7 W

NEW YORK–Interior designer Robin Wilson will deliver a presentation about eco-friendly home design at 7 W New York on June 15. Wilson, owner of Robin Wilson Home with a showroom in room 925 of the building, will present her talk as part of 7 W New York’s Designer Day lecture series. Recently, Wilson completed aMore »

Rug & Home Opens Third and Largest Store

Rug & Home Opens Third and Largest Store

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.–Rug & Home has opened its third and largest store here, at approximately 96,000 square feet. And unlike the company’s other locations in Asheville, N.C., and Gaffney, S.C., this store will be known as Rug & Home Wholesale Outlet. “Providing exceptional pricing and value for the customer has always been our main focus,” saysMore »

Warren Shoulberg Blog: Less Is More … Except When It Isn’t

Warren Shoulberg Blog: Less Is More ... Except When It Isn’t

I sure hope Target and Walmart sell boxing gloves because they are going to need them now. These two megamonster retailers usually co-exist just fine and are not generally known for taking shots at each other. Each has pretty much staked out its positioning and when one tries to intrude upon the other’s it usuallyMore »