Author Matthew Kramer
The application process for Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call is open, and the company invites entrepreneurs dreaming of landing their U.S.-manufactured products on Walmart shelves to apply for the opportunity to meet with Walmart buyers on October 1, 2020, via virtual pitch meetings.
The current market environment produced overall higher demand for Helen of Troy’s housewares, health and home and beauty products, as the company posted a strong first quarter.
TTI Floor Care North America has unveiled an enhanced version of its Hoover SmartWash automatic carpet cleaner. The new Pet version offers easy-to-use, deep-cleaning technology with new features to tackle carpet and upholstery cleaning needs of households with pets.
Housewares product developers or retailers looking for guidance on where to focus critical resources in the coming months and years can find some insights in a new webinar series from the International Housewares Association. The six-part series, which runs Tuesday and Thursdays July 9-28 and features the newly created IHA Market Watch report, offers a deep-dive into each of five key consumer lifestyle trends, highlights shifts in light of the pandemic and includes implications for both suppliers and retailers.
Janet Hayes will be joining Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. on August 1 as its new CEO. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of retail experience, Hayes brings a track record of developing and repositioning brands with deep expertise in the home category. Between 2013 and 2019 she was president of the Williams-Sonoma brand.
Crate & Barrel said that after six successful years with the Otto Group— first as a member of the executive board of the Otto Group responsible for retail and later as CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings— Neela Montgomery has decided to leave the company on August 1 to pursue new opportunities.
Stein Mart sales and earnings were hit hard in the coronavirus-impacted first quarter, and the off-price retailer said it was continuing to explore strategic alternatives.
The National Retail Federation will host Lowe’s president and CEO, Marvin Ellison, as its next guest in its Retail Leadership series.
Ace Hardware has selected Medallia’s experience management platform and Gallup’s professional services for customer and employee experience, reinforcing the company’s commitment to being the “Helpful Place.”