Post-Holiday Appliance, Furniture Sales Slow

Although they’ve generally been on the decline over the past few weeks compared to the holiday period, household appliance purchasing gained slightly in proportion of consumers buying them in stores for the seven-day period ending January 11, while furniture and home decor slipped, according to a Coresight Research U..S. Consumer Tracker study.

Lenox Designed, Gifted Inaugural Vases

Lenox Corporation designed and gifted the official inaugural crystal vases presented to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol after Wednesday’s inauguration.

Sycamore Negotiates To Keep Belk Out Of Chapter 11

KKR & Co., Blackstone Group Inc. and other big lenders to department store chain  are in talks with the retailer and Sycamore to avoid bankruptcy after the Chapter 11 process proved hard to manage for other retailers during the pandemic, the Journal stated, attributing the information to people in the know.

Kroger Testing KroGO Smart Cart

The Kroger Co. is testing the KroGO, a smart cart with a built-in scale and camera that offers what the company characterized as an easier shopping experience with less contact and faster checkout.

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