Lamps Plus Partners with Jamie Young at High Point Market

Lamps Plus’ exclusive Jamie Young pendants

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–Lamps Plus will debut an exclusive group of mini pendants from designer Jamie Young as part of the retailer’s ongoing efforts to introduce high design to the everyday consumer. The Cloud seven-inch mini pendant lights will be unveiled at High Point Market. They are handcrafted and inspired by the materials, textures and colors theMore »

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in March

Conference Board

NEW YORK-Spurred by rosier expectations for business in the months ahead, the consumer confidence index picked up four points to finish March at 82.3, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator. Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, said expectations for the future bounced back this month after declining in February.More »

Brennan, Kohl’s Chief Merchant, Resigns

Donald Brennan

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.-Donald Brennan, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer, has resigned and will leave his post on April 1. The resignation was the subject of a filing on Monday by the retailer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing gave no reason for Brennan’s departure, but did say Kohl’s and Brennan have entered intoMore »

Wayfair Launches Birch Lane Brand

BOSTON-Wayfair is debuting Birch Lane, a new lifestyle brand geared toward what the home furnishings web retailer described as “classic style and timeless home design.” The new brand has its own website, Its merchandise includes furniture, lighting, rugs, window treatments, bedding, tabletop and decor targeted at bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and home offices.More »

Gordmans’ Net Falls for FY, Q4; CEO Gordman to Retire


OMAHA, Neb.-Gordmans posted drops of 66 percent and 65.6 percent in its fiscal-year and fourth-quarter net income, respectively. The retailer has also announced that its president and CEO, Jeff Gordman, is retiring. Gordman has also resigned from the company’s board of directors. T. Scott King, Gordmans’ chairman, will serve as interim CEO while a searchMore »

Hancock Tabbed as Family Dollar Supply-Chain Head

Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C.-Family Dollar has named Brian Hancock senior vice president-supply chain. The move puts Hancock in charge of the dollar-store retailer’s supply-chain operation. He reports directly to Howard Levine, chairman and CEO. Prior to joining Family Dollar, Hancock was president-North American division for The Martin Brower Co., which supplies food and materials to McDonald’s restaurantsMore »

Burlington Stores’ FY, Q4 Nets Fall

Burlington Stores

BURLINGTON, N.J.-Although the company’s top line picked up momentum in both periods, Burlington Stores posted declines of 36.2 percent and 6.4 percent in fiscal-year and fourth-quarter net income, respectively. Net income for the year totaled $16.2 million, and for the fourth quarter was $63.6 million (the company posted a net loss for the first threeMore »

Wayfair Debuts Designer Trade Services

BOSTON-Home furnishings website Wayfair has launched Wayfair Designer Trade Services, a program that offers designers access to products available from, AllModern and DwellStudio. The new membership service enables designers, interior decorators and other trade professionals to shop across more than 7 million products and 12,000 brands. It also provides exclusive volume discounts; loyalty rewards;More »