Retail

Warren Shoulberg Blog: As Easy as 1-2-3?

Warren Shoulberg Blog: As Easy as 1-2-3?

Ashley Furniture is used to breaking the rules and defying the common logic of the business and at this week’s High Point Market it did it once again. The company–which is both the biggest supplier and retailer of furniture in the country — introduced a new retail concept called Furnish 123, basically a turnkey operationMore »

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

NEW YORK –HFN’s 2010 State of the Industry Report –  the only all-encompassing statistical source on home furnishings data – has been released and is now available for free online at our Web site, hfnmag.com. The 2010 report is presented online by the New York International Gift Fair. The report, also included in the AprilMore »

Report: Pier 1 Imports to Sell Online

Report: Pier 1 Imports to Sell Online

FORT WORTH, Texas–Reports said that Pier 1 Imports will return to online selling, after it stopped its e-tail efforts three years ago. Alex Smith, Pier 1’s chief executive officer said during a recent year-end earnings call that he has made the company’s return to selling online a top priority, according to Internet Retailer. Pier 1More »

Kohl’s to Open Operations Center

Kohl’s to Open Operations Center

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s has signed a long-term lease agreement on a building for a new customer-operations center. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the center is expected to open in July and measures 102,000 square feet. It will serve customers of both Kohl’s Charge and kohls.com throughout the nation. Once the center is open, Kohl’s willMore »

Weintraub Conference Targets Top-Line Growth

Weintraub Conference Targets Top-Line Growth

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.–Reservations are still being accepted for the latest Issues and Solutions Conference, to be held by Emanuel Weintraub Associates. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at the Harvard Club here. The theme will be “You’ve Cut Costs! Now Grow the Top Line.” The panel will include Andrew Cohen, chief executive officerMore »

Evolution Lighting Purchases Catalina Lighting

Evolution Lighting Purchases Catalina Lighting

MIAMI–Evolution Lighting, an affiliate of Boyne Capital Partners, has acquired the assets of Catalina Lighting through a section 363 asset sale under Chapter 11. The company is now Evolution Lighting, doing business as Catalina. Boyne is a private equity firm that acquires companies generating between $2 million and $10 million of cash flow, and focusesMore »

Kohl’s to Go Solar at 10 Colorado Stores

Kohl’s to Go Solar at 10 Colorado Stores

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s Department Stores today announced plans to convert 10 of its 23 Colorado Kohl’s stores to solar power by the end of this year. Colorado will be the seventh state to have Kohl’s locations with solar panels. Solar installations are currently complete or underway at four initial Kohl’s stores throughout Colorado—Southwest Denver, Thornton,More »

Retail Sales Continue Upward Momentum in March

Retail Sales Continue Upward Momentum in March

WASHINGTON–In another sign that the U.S. economy is gaining pace, retail sales picked up 1.6 percent in March over February, finishing the month at a total of $363.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis. That figure also represented a 7.6 percent increase over March 2009. It also included a 1 percent month-over-month rise in salesMore »