Tractor Supply Company has named Melissa Kersey evp/chief human resources officer, effective July 20, 2020. Kersey will report to Hal Lawton, Tractor Supply’s president and CEO, and will serve on the company’s executive committee.
Springboard Futures, a style and consumer trend services firm founded by industry veteran Tom Mirabile, will host its “Black Influence and Inclusion in the Home Industry” webinar on Tuesday, June 30 at 1 p.m. EST.
To allow for greater consumer choice as to whether they want to buy or lease merchandise, Rent-A-Center has entered a partnership with ChargeAfter that will allow retailers to add a preferred lease option to ChargeAfter’s consumer point of sale financing product.
WellnessMats and Smart Step Flooring have launched the “All In This Together Program,” a set of unique standing solutions that honors health care and frontline workers, and a community coming together to combat COVID.
Big Lots has completed its previously announced sale and leaseback transactions with affiliates of Oak Street Real Estate Capital relating to its four company-owned distribution centers. Gross proceeds from the transactions were $725 million and net proceeds, after expenses and taxes, are expected to be approximately $550 million.
Macy’s is restructuring to align its cost base with anticipated near-term sales as the business recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of stores from March 18 through May 4, 2020 and gradual reopening.
Jura’s premium gifts program, a growing sales segment for the company, is now managed by John Brennan, director of sales midwest for Jura, Inc.
Instacart has raised $225 million as part of a new financing round led by DST Global and General Catalyst, with existing investor D1 Capital Partners participating. The investment comes as Instacart continues to experience a surge in customer demand for grocery delivery and pickup.
The board of directors of Overstock has appointed William Nettles as a new independent director. Nettles is a co-founder and managing partner of Invictus Growth Partners, a private equity firm located in San Francisco that invests in and advises automation-enabled technology companies.
Zavor is bringing four new silicone accessories that are designed for pressure cookers to the market, including a steamer basket, cooking/egg rack, baking dish and an egg bites mold. This marks the first collection of silicone pressure cooker accessories for stovetop and electric pressure cookers and multi-cookers for the company.