Author Matthew Kramer
According to Target, millions of customers shopped hundreds of thousands of items across the retailer’s assortment— from home décor and housewares to clothing, toys, electronics and more— during Target’s Deal Days, two days of online savings on July 15 and 16.
Pier 1 Imports has appointed Douglas Diemoz to the newly created role of president and Robert Riesbeck as evp/chief financial officer, both effective July 22, 2019.
iRobot has added Eva Manolis to its board of directors. Manolis brings more than 30 years of product development and global e-commerce experience within the consumer technology space to iRobot as the company focuses on growing digital capabilities for its ecosystem of home robots.
Kohl’s is boosting its hiring plans for the back-to-school, fall and holiday seasons, as well as a 130-store “omni power center” pilot program.
Conn’s has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The settlement arises from the previously disclosed SEC investigation commenced in November 2014 into the company’s underwriting policies and bad debt provisions from July 31, 2012, to July 31, 2014.
Williams Sonoma is kicking off a new collaboration with American design house Schumacher. The new collection will feature 45 products from both Williams Sonoma and Williams Sonoma Home ranging from tabletop and entertaining pieces to upholstered furniture, bedding, and home décor.
Kroger and Ocado plan to build a new high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Georgia, a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs.
This summer, T-fal, a divison of Groupe SEB, wants to help both new and established couples “Heat Up the Kitchen” with cooking tips and pop-up classes designed to help home cooks.
The National Retail Federation will name Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass as “The Visionary,” an award given each year to an outstanding leader in the retail industry. The award will be presented during the sixth annual NRF Foundation Honors on January 12, 2020, in New York City.
As retailers look to find unique ways to drive traffic, Crate & Barrel has now opened The Table at Crate, a restaurant collaboration between the retailer and Cornerstone Restaurant Group, with James Beard-nominated chef Bill Kim leading the kitchen.