Retail

Sears Holdings Projects Net Loss for First Quarter

Sears Holdings Projects Net Loss for First Quarter

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears Holdings said it expects to report a first-quarter net loss of between $145 million and $195 million, when it issues its report on the period on or about May 19. In addition, according to a preliminary statement from the holding company, Sears’ U.S. stores and Kmart experienced same-store sales declines in theMore »

Forrester Reports on Retail Mobile Strategies

Forrester Reports on Retail Mobile Strategies

WASHINGTON-A growing number or retailers have launched initiatives to increase their mobile and social outreach to consumers, according to a survey conducted by Forrester Research. In a report titled “The State of Retailing Online 2011: Marketing, Social and Mobile,” the research firm found that 91 percent of retailers now have a mobile strategy either inMore »

Roundtables Set for Licensing Expo

Roundtables Set for Licensing Expo

NEW YORK—A session of free roundtables will take place at the Licensing International Expo next month. The discussions are scheduled for June 15. The topics include:•“What Makes a Merchandisable Property?”, hosted by J.J. Ahearn, manager director of Licensing Street•“Tying Licensing into Event Marketing,” led by Pete Canalichio, founder of Licensing Brands Inc.•“Measuring the Success ofMore »

ARE to Hold Shoptalk Session at 7 W New York

ARE to Hold Shoptalk Session at 7 W New York

NEW YORK—The Association for Retail Environments (ARE) will host a Shoptalk event at 7 W New York. The session, titled “Stores That Inspire,” will offer a visual world tour of impressive store designs and merchandising concepts. It will be presented by Charles Sparks, CEO of Charles Sparks + Company, a consulting firm for retail design,More »

The Bombay Company Brand Launches at Kroger Co. Stores

The Bombay Company Brand Launches at Kroger Co. Stores

NEW YORK–After its return to market last year, The Bombay Company brand is back at retail starting this month, as merchandise will be available at 180 Kroger Co. stores nationwide, including Dillons Marketplace, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Marketplace, King Soopers, Kroger Marketplace and Smith’s Marketplace locations. The retailers will feature the collection’s decor items, including mirrors,More »

IHMRS Accepting Gold Key Award Entries

IHMRS Accepting Gold Key Award Entries

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show is accepting entries for the 31st annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. The awards will be presented in eight categories: best hotel design, guest room, lobby/reception area, lounge/bar, restaurants/casual dining, restaurants/fine dining, spa and suite. Entries must be submitted by July 1, andMore »

Consumer Confidence Edges Up in April

Consumer Confidence Edges Up in April

NEW YORK–The consumer confidence index picked up 1.6 points in April, finishing the month at 65.4, making up partially for a sharp drop in the indicator in March. The consumers surveyed by The Conference Board, the provider of the monthly index, displayed somewhat rosier assessments of both current and future economic conditions. The two componentMore »

Iconix Sets Records for Net Income and Revenues in Q1

Iconix Sets Records for Net Income and Revenues in Q1

NEW YORK–The first quarter for Iconix Brand Group brought new records and strong growth in both net income and total revenues. The bottom line for the quarter, which ended March 31, grew 28 percent to $35.1 million, while revenues from licensing and other sources rose 29 percent to $92.4 million. Neil Cole, Iconix’s chairman andMore »