Tag Archives: Martha Stewart

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

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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 »

Pondering Millennials

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By Duke Ratliff Call them a marketer’s dream—or nightmare—the consumer segment dubbed “millennials” (consumers aged 18-34) is starting to make its presence felt in the home furnishings industry. Attention-getting products targeting millennials have been seen at every trade show this year. These items are usually inventive, colorful or unusual in some way—perfectly reflecting the quirky,More »

MSLO Q4 Net Balloons; Company Slashes Loss for Fiscal Year

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NEW YORK-Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) reported a 528.5 percent jump in fourth-quarter net income to $7 million, reducing its net loss for the fiscal year to $1.8 million from $56.1 million in the previous fiscal year. Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, attributed the quarterly bottom-line success to “some aggressive and important steps … to alignMore »

Macy’s, Martha Stewart Settle Legal Dispute

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NEW YORK-Macy’s Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) have reached a settlement of their legal dispute regarding the sale of Martha Stewart-branded home merchandise at J.C. Penney. In brief and almost identically worded statements, the two companies said the terms of the settlement are confidential, will not be disclosed and “are not deemed material”More »

Resolutions for 2014

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By Duke Ratliff With holiday shopping (and selling) in the rearview mirror, home furnishings executives can now focus on the year ahead. Here are a few resolutions for the new year that notable individuals and institutions can make to make it a successful 2014. Walmart’s new leaders Doug McMillon and David Cheesewright should resolve toMore »

J.C. Penney, MSLO Revise Agreement; Macy’s to Await Court’s Ruling

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NEW YORK—J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) announced that they have cut a new agreement to reduce the number of product categories in J.C. Penney’s MarthaHome collection. Meanwhile, Macy’s said it will wait for rulings on its lawsuits against MSLO and J.C. Penney from New York State Supreme Court Judge Jeffrey Oing. Macy’sMore »

Report: JCP to End Martha Stewart Deal

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NEW YORK-J.C. Penney will take its Martha Stewart merchandise off its shelves, according to a report from the New York Post, in an apparent end to the highly controversial deal between the retailer and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). The report, which has been picked up by numerous news outlets, said Myron Ullman, J.C. Penney’sMore »