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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 »

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 »

Bed Bath & Beyond Tests Merchandise of Retailer Cost Plus

Bed Bath & Beyond Tests Merchandise of Retailer Cost Plus

OAKLAND, Calif. — Specialty retailer Cost Plus, Inc. has confirmed that Bed Bath & Beyond is testing its consumable products in three stores, located in San Diego, Totowa, N.J. and Elmsford, N.Y. Cost Plus said in a statement that it continually evaluates merchandising initiatives, such as this one. Known for its casual home living andMore »

Doug Robetor Joins Feizy Rugs

Doug Robetor Joins Feizy Rugs

DALLAS — A 35-year veteran of the flooring industry, Doug Robetor has joined Feizy Rugs as vice president of sales. He has previously worked for Oriental Weavers/Sphinx as southern regional manager and most recently as national sales manager for Loloi Rugs. “Doug’s knowledge of the industry and his sales and business acumen are well-known andMore »

Woolrich Licenses Home Collection with JLA

Woolrich Licenses Home Collection with JLA

WOOLRICH, Pa.–Woolrich, the outdoor-clothing manufacturer, has reached a license agreement with JLA Home for a line of home textiles. According to a joint statement from the two companies, the collection will include top-of-the-bed products, textile wall art and decorative pillows. It will launch with a grouping of five bed ensembles, which will consist of queenMore »