Retail

Anthropologie Opens Fourth NYC Store

Anthropologie Opens Fourth NYC Store

NEW YORK–Anthropologie is set to open its third New York City location on Friday. Measuring 10,000 square feet, the new store is located in the Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Ave. Among its merchandise will be home products such as furniture, accessories, decorative antiques and found objects. According to a statement from the retailer, theMore »

Retailer Panel to Focus on Exclusives at Licensing Expo

Retailer Panel to Focus on Exclusives at Licensing Expo

NEW YORK–Exclusives in product categories, including home furnishings, will be the focus of a retailer panel discussion slated for the upcoming Licensing International Expo. Scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m., the session will concentrate on what it takes to establish a successful private-label program. It will feature Sonya Arthur, senior buyer of decorativeMore »

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, ICON Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. SubmissionsMore »

Sherman to Retire from Hudson’s Bay

Sherman to Retire from Hudson’s Bay

TORONTO–Jeffrey Sherman, president and chief executive officer of Hudson’s Bay Co., will retire on June 1. Sherman joined Hudson’s Bay in July 2008, and assumed responsibility over all of the company’s retail banners in Canada, including The Bay, Zellers, Home Outfitters and Fields. Later he was given responsibility over Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay U.S.More »

“Go-Shop” Period for Spectrum-Russell Hobbs Deal Ends

“Go-Shop” Period for Spectrum-Russell Hobbs Deal Ends

ATLANTA–The “go-shop” period—the time frame in which a company can solicit alternative proposals—has ended for Spectrum Brands’ proposed acquisition of Russell Hobbs, formerly known as Salton Inc. In a company statement, Spectrum Brands said it still expects the deal to be finalized this summer. As announced on Feb. 9, the all-stock transaction would add small-applianceMore »

Woolrich Makes Itself at Home

Woolrich Makes Itself at Home

How do you celebrate your 180th birthday? If you’re Woolrich, the venerable brand that traces its roots back to a 19th century woolen mill in the hills of Pennsylvania, you do it by doing what you do best: expanding the brand into more product categories and more channels of distribution. Even though Woolrich is probablyMore »

Shabby Chic Is Chic Once More

Shabby Chic Is Chic Once More

By Warren Shoulberg Its very name has become almost a generic term for an entire design category. Yet the genuine article—the proper name behind the generic—has seen its ups and downs over the years, even virtually disappearing from most of the market place for a period of time last year. But Shabby Chic is back,More »

Report: Walmart to Cut Prices on 10,000 Items

Report: Walmart to Cut Prices on 10,000 Items

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Walmart is slashing prices on thousands of goods to counteract the retailer’s slowing sales in the United States, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Prices will be cut on approximately 10,000 items, mostly food and other staples, according to the report. The size of the price cuts was not specified. TheMore »