Retail

NRF Survey Offers Some Holiday Hope

NRF Survey Offers Some Holiday Hope

WASHINGTON—U.S. shoppers won’t only focus on low prices and basic necessities during the upcoming holiday season, according to the findings of the annual Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey from the National Retail Federation. More than three-fifths of the respondents (61.7 percent) said the economy will impact their holiday spending this year, down from 65.3More »

NY Design Center to Host Masquerade Ball

NY Design Center to Host Masquerade Ball

NEW YORK –The New York Design Center and The Alpha Workshops will host the fifth annual Masquerade Ball, a costumed evening benefitting the Alpha Workshops, on Oct. 27, 2010. With support from the design industry, this year’s goal is to raise $100,000 for The Alpha Workshops Studio School, which trains creative people living with HIVMore »

Pantone Introduces Device to Measure and Match Color

Pantone Introduces Device to Measure and Match Color

CARLSTADT, N.J.—Pantone has launched Capsure, a handheld and portable device that allows designers, contractors, paint retailers and do-it-yourselfers to measure and match colors from a variety of surfaces. Being released today, the trademarked product can be used in fashion; home furnishings; and interior, industrial and graphic design. It employs advanced three-dimensional image-capture technology that eliminatesMore »

Retail Sales Edge Up in September

Retail Sales Edge Up in September

WASHINGTON—U.S. retail sales continued their upward climb toward recovery in September, totaling $367.7 billion, up 0.6 percent from August and 7.3 percent higher than in September 2009, according to this morning’s retail-sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau. September’s sales pickup followed a 0.7 percent month-over-month gain in August, a figured that was revised upwardMore »

Dollar Tree Inks Deal for Canadian Chain

Dollar Tree Inks Deal for Canadian Chain

CHESAPEAKE, Va.—Dollar Tree has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Dollar Giant Store, an off-price-store chain based in Vancouver, B.C. The deal marks Dollar Tree’s first expansion outside of the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Dollar Tree would acquire 85 Dollar Giant stores along with substantially all of the assets,More »

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

EL PASO, Texas—Helen of Troy posted a new record in second-quarter net income at $23.5 million, 47.5 percent ahead of last year’s second quarter. The personal-care appliance giant achieved the mark on net sales of $174.8 million for the quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010, 7.8 percent greater than last year and also a record. TheMore »

WithIt Holds Raffle for Luxury Getaway

WithIt Holds Raffle for Luxury Getaway

GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network in the home and furnishings industries, is holding a raffle for a luxury getaway for two to the Monterey Peninsula in California. With a value of $14,000, the prize includes first class airfare within the U.S. where available, four nights at Pebble Beach Lodge with an ocean viewMore »

Free NYC Architecture and Design Event This Weekend

Free NYC Architecture and Design Event This Weekend

NEW YORK–One of America’s largest architecture and design events, OpenHouseNewYork will open the doors throughout the five boroughs this Saturday and Sunday, allowing people to visit hundreds of sites for free. From the recently completed Jerome Robbins Theater for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s nonprofit performing arts group to Louis Armstrong’s house in Corona, Queens, the weekend willMore »