PHILADELPHIA–John Broughton has been named national utility program manager at Westinghouse Lighting. He will be responsible for administering and promoting utility incentive programs with Westinghouse Lighting’s customer base in retail, commercial and industrial channels. His previous work experience includes positions with D&R International, the Department of Energy and MaxLight.
CHICAGO–Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., is calling a story in Crain’s Chicago Business this week that it was up for sale “erroneous” and says MMPI is not being shopped to perspective buyers. “Allusions and rumors regarding MMPI being offered for sale are erroneous and unhelpful,” the company, a division of Vornado Reality Trust, said in a … More »
WATERBURY, Vt.–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. have formed an agreement in which Lavazza will purchase a stake in Green Mountain. The two companies are also working on a further agreement through which they will develop single-serve espresso machines. Under the terms of the purchase deal, Lavazza will buy $250 million of newly … More »
WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 16 percent this month, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The push will come from the need for stores to stock up on holiday merchandise, according to Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice … More »
NEW YORK–QVC will launch its largest presence ever for New York Fashion Week with its first New York City pop-up store, which will also function as a broadcast studio. Located in Rockefeller Center, the store will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. for the second annual Fashion’s Night Out event. … More »
LANCASTER, Ohio–The Anchor Hocking Company will soon launch its new online store, so consumers can peruse its line of glass drinkware, servingware, storage and bakeware, as well as items from the Anchor Home, Anchor Signature and Stölzle Stemware collections. The store can be accessed through anchoronline.com or anchorhocking.com. “The online store will offer a number … More »
NEW YORK–Scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 10, Fashion’s Night Out is a global event that celebrates and supports the fashion and retail industries with full-price shopping. Participating retailers, found at fashionsnightout.com, will host parties and performances that night for the event, which runs from 6 to 11 p.m. In New York, participating retailers include Ethan … More »
KRONOBERG, Sweden—Known for its affordable furniture and accessories, Ikea has begun to sell used as well as new furniture, according to online reports. This week, the retailer began selling second-hand Ikea products online in Sweden, with the intention of extending the program to other foreign outlets. “It is about taking an environmental responsibility for how … More »