Retail

Gordmans Tabs Myers for Marketing, Townsend for E-commerce

Amy Starr Myers

OMAHA, Neb.-Amy Starr Myers has joined Gordmans as senior vice president of marketing, and Stacey Townsend has been named vice president and general manager of e-commerce. Both are new positions for the specialty retailer. Myers is responsible for Gordmans’ marketing operations, and reports directly to T. Scott King, chairman and interim CEO. Townsend will launchMore »

Havertys Sales Gain in Q2

Havertys

ATLANTA-Havertys posted a second-quarter increase of 2.4 percent in net sales, to $175.1 million, according to a preliminary statement on the quarter, which ended on June 30. The sales pickup included a 3.2 percent rise in same-store sales. Clarence Smith, Havertys’ chairman, president and CEO, said the retailer experienced growth in sales of upholstery, mattressesMore »

Moe’s Home Collection Announces Expansion of Flagship Vancouver Store

Moe’s

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada–Moe’s Home Collection will invest $50,000 to expand the third floor of its flagship location here, the third phase of a design-focused expansion that launched in 2011. The plans call to remodel the space into a brand-new retail showroom and have an addition 13,000 square feet of space, which will contain such furnitureMore »

J.C. Penney Appeals Decision in Macy’s Suit

JCPenney

NEW YORK-J.C. Penney said it is appealing the New York State Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Macy’s, in the lawsuit regarding J.C. Penney’s agreement for a Martha Stewart-branded line of home goods with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). On June 16, State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing said that agreement “tortiously interfered” with theMore »

Joss & Main Gives to Habitat for Humanity

Joss & Main

BOSTON–Joss & Main has partnered with Habitat for Humanity International in an effort to provide safe, decent, affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. The collaboration involves two parts—a local Joss & Main volunteer build with Habitat for Humanity Northshore, supported by 15 employees in Lynn, Mass., and a national “Curate for a Cause” salesMore »

Anna’s Linens Offers Discount to AARP Members

Anna's Linens

WASHINGTON-Anna’s Linens is offering members of AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) a 10 percent discount off their entire purchases, every day of the week. The retailer is offering this option through an arrangement with AARP Services, which manages provider relationships and performs quality-control oversight for a wide range of products that carryMore »

Economy Could Lose Billions in West Coast Port Shutdown, Study Says

Container Port

WASHINGTON-The U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged shutdown of West Coast container ports takes place, according to a study conducted jointly for the National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers by economists at the Interindustry Forecasting Project at the University of Maryland. Negotiations for aMore »

Dollar General’s Dreiling to Retire

Rick Dreiling

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.-Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO, has said he intends to retire on May 30 of next year, or upon the naming of a successor. The 60-year old Dreiling has served as Dollar General’s CEO since January 2008 and was named chairman in December of that year. A Dollar General statement said theMore »