Retail

HSN to Launch Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler

HSN to Launch Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler

NEW YORK–HSN will debut Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, an HSN-exclusive collection of home decor and accessories, later this month on HSN/HSN.com. The interior designer will launch his collection on Oct. 11 and 12 in conjunction with HSN’s Home Design Event, an annual showcase of the newest home collections from the network’s growing roster ofMore »

Walmart Eyes African Market

Walmart Eyes African Market

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Walmart has made a preliminary, non-binding proposal to acquire South African retailer Massmart Holdings, which, if successful, would represent the company’s first retail operations on the African continent. According to the proposal, Walmart would make a cash offer for Massmart that would be worth about $21 per share. Headquartered in Johannesburg, Massmart is oneMore »

Target to Open Smaller-Format Stores

Target to Open Smaller-Format Stores

MINNEAPOLIS–Target will unveil a new, smaller-format store, the first of which will open in Seattle in 2012, according to various press reports. The new format for Seattle will measure 90,000 square feet, and will be the first example of an urban prototype that will range from 60,000 to 100,000 square feet. Beyond Seattle, the retailerMore »

Brides Magazine to Host Pop-Up Shop in NYC

Brides Magazine to Host Pop-Up Shop in NYC

NEW YORK–Brides magazine will host a White Hot Style Shop, a pop-up bridal experience in New York City, Oct. 8-10 alongside a nationwide philanthropic retail campaign dubbed White Hot Hope. The White Hot Style Shop is a first-ever, high-style inspiration shop that will feature the magazine’s advice on wedding-related issues, such as styling and etiquette,More »

Bed Bath & Beyond Net Jumps 34 Percent in Second Quarter

Bed Bath & Beyond Net Jumps 34 Percent in Second Quarter

UNION, N.J.–Second-quarter net income for Bed Bath & Beyond increased by a powerful 34 percent in the second quarter, totaling $181.8 million. The retailer’s net sales reached $2.1 billion in the quarter, up 12 percent, including a healthy 7.4 percent gain in same-store sales. Gross margin rose 56 basis points to 40.9 percent. While selling,More »

HFN Names Ratliff Editor-in-Chief, Zisko New Managing Editor

HFN Names Ratliff Editor-in-Chief, Zisko New Managing Editor

NEW YORK–Duke Ratliff has been named editor-in-chief of HFN, effective Sept. 20, succeeding Warren Shoulberg, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Ratliff has been with HFN, a division of Macfadden Communications Group, for 12 years as executive editor. “I have known Duke for nearly 15 years and have always appreciated his enthusiasmMore »

BrylaneHome Debuts Catalog of Home Products for Plus-Size Living

BrylaneHome Debuts Catalog of Home Products for Plus-Size Living

NEW YORK–BrylaneHome has launched the first-ever Plus Size Living Catalog, with home furnishings geared toward plus-sized customers. The catalog spotlights the company’s Plus Size Living Collection, which was introduced online in early 2009. Product categories in the collection include indoor and outdoor furniture, bedding, bath, cleaning, health and wellness, and kitchen products. From its originalMore »

Paragon to Acquire Kinder-Harris

Paragon to Acquire Kinder-Harris

ALBERTVILLE, Ala.–Wall decor manufacturer Paragon has acquired Kinder-Harris, a high-end wall art, lamp and accessory manufacturer based in Stuttgart, Ark. Kinder-Harris’ product line will be relaunched at the High Point Market next month in Paragon’s IHFC C203 showroom, along with other introductions.  “During this period of market consolidation, we have been approached by several companiesMore »