Retail

Container Store Slims Q1 Loss

Container Store

COPPELL, Texas-The Container Store posted a first-quarter net loss of $3.6 million, compared to a net loss from last year’s first quarter of $4.8 million. The specialty retailer was able to lighten its red ink partly through a gain of 8.6 percent in net sales, which totaled $173.4 million. Although sales rose, Kip Tindell, TheMore »

Wayfair Allies with HGTV on Program Integration

Wayfair.com

BOSTON-Wayfair has reached an agreement with HGTV for program integration on some of the home network’s shows, including “Brother vs. Brother” and “Flipping the Block.” According to a joint statement from the two companies, this integration is part of a broader partnership that unites HGTV’s home-design programming with the home-goods selection on wayfair.com. Through thisMore »

HSN Tabs Marketing Chief Brand as President

Bill Brand

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-Bill Brand, chief marketing officer of HSNi, has added the title of president of HSN, a position that had been vacant for eight years. Brand, who is retaining his role as HSNi’s chief marketing officer, has added responsibility over merchandising, programming, planning and HSN2. He continues to report to Mindy Grossman, HSNi’s CEO.More »

Walmart Holding “Made in the USA” Event

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart is holding its first-ever open call for “Made in the USA” products here today. The retailer is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers, who will meet with senior Walmart executives and merchants to pitch their products for the stores, Sam’s Club warehouse clubs and online. Among the product categories which willMore »

Gordmans Tabs Myers for Marketing, Townsend for E-commerce

Amy Starr Myers

OMAHA, Neb.-Amy Starr Myers has joined Gordmans as senior vice president of marketing, and Stacey Townsend has been named vice president and general manager of e-commerce. Both are new positions for the specialty retailer. Myers is responsible for Gordmans’ marketing operations, and reports directly to T. Scott King, chairman and interim CEO. Townsend will launchMore »

Havertys Sales Gain in Q2

Havertys

ATLANTA-Havertys posted a second-quarter increase of 2.4 percent in net sales, to $175.1 million, according to a preliminary statement on the quarter, which ended on June 30. The sales pickup included a 3.2 percent rise in same-store sales. Clarence Smith, Havertys’ chairman, president and CEO, said the retailer experienced growth in sales of upholstery, mattressesMore »

Moe’s Home Collection Announces Expansion of Flagship Vancouver Store

Moe’s

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada–Moe’s Home Collection will invest $50,000 to expand the third floor of its flagship location here, the third phase of a design-focused expansion that launched in 2011. The plans call to remodel the space into a brand-new retail showroom and have an addition 13,000 square feet of space, which will contain such furnitureMore »

J.C. Penney Appeals Decision in Macy’s Suit

JCPenney

NEW YORK-J.C. Penney said it is appealing the New York State Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Macy’s, in the lawsuit regarding J.C. Penney’s agreement for a Martha Stewart-branded line of home goods with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). On June 16, State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing said that agreement “tortiously interfered” with theMore »