Based on a poll conducted earlier this month, Prosper Insight & Analytics stated that consumer sentiment fell in January from a 12-month high in December. But with 52.3% of consumers feeling confident or very confident in the prospects for a strong economy, it was up considerably from the month last year, when the figure was 42.5%.
In a preliminary estimate, Rent-A-Center announced that core comparable store sales in the United States for the three months ended December 31 tumbled by 14%.
Target Corporation has promoted Rick Gomez to executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective January 29.
Several gourmet housewares vendors were honored by the Dallas Market Center as part of the Market’s first annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider, HomeWorld Business’ sister publication.
In a major push into sports marketing, Target Corp. plans to position the company as one of the country’s largest supporters of soccer in the United States.
Sam’s Club opened its first location in Conway, AK, with an 8 a.m. grand opening ceremony.
Amazon plans to open a 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in North East, MD.
Ikea has appointed David Garcia Gatto as manager of its new store in Columbus, OH, which the company plans to open this summer.
Dermaflash, an at-home professional quality facial exfoliating device, has entered into a new online retail partnership with Ulta Beauty.
Supervalu has named Anne Dament svp/retail, merchandising and marketing.