Author Matthew Kramer

Retail
Lowe’s Teams Up With NFL

Lowe’s and the National Football League have formed a new partnership. Lowe’s is now the Official Home Improvement Retail Sponsor of the NFL.

Retail
Kroger’s McMullen Takes Stock Of Retail’s Future

Kroger’s chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a keynote presentation themed, “Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game.”

Retail
Court Approves Shopko First-Day Motions

Shopko said that its first-day motions to help facilitate continued operations while the company operates under Chapter 11 protection were approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska. 

Retail
J.C. Penney Sets Executive Changes

J.C. Penney said it has set a series of leadership actions, taking place over the next few months, that will assemble a cross-functional executive team as the retailer focuses on the needs of the value-based consumer and position the company for growth.

Retail
Walmart To Open New Consolidation Center

Walmart continues to expand its portfolio of high-tech distribution centers. This July, a Walmart supply chain first is coming to Colton, CA. A newly built, 340,000-square-foot high-tech consolidation center will be the first in Walmart’s supply chain to receive, sort and ship freight.

Trade Shows
Dallas Market Names Gourmet Gold Housewares Award Winners

The Dallas Market Center has named the winners of the 2019 Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine. The awards program recognizes manufacturers in the housewares industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. Winners will be celebrated during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 16-22, 2019.

Organization & Cleaning
Yeti Appoints Goldie Chief Marketing Officer

Yeti Holdings, which manufactures outdoor lifestyle products such as ice chests, vacuum-insulated stainless-steel drinkware, soft coolers, and related accessories, has appointed Melisa Goldie to the newly created role of chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Goldie will report to Matt Reintjes, president and CEO of the company.

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