Kuhn Rikon USA has been named the exclusive distributor of Betty Bossi products in North America.
International Market Centers (IMC) has rebranded the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market to Atlanta Market. IMC said the new name, an updated brand positioning and logo, will be on display at the upcoming show, scheduled to be held January 14 to 21.
After a year of fluctuations driven by the uncertainty of the trade dispute with China, volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to return to its usual seasonal patterns during the first few months of 2020, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Among the early highlights of the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, former Target, Apple and J.C. Penney executive Ron Johnson discussed how his new company, Enjoy, is helping to make electronics, including smartphones and, potentially, smart home products, more user friendly by providing a helping hand in setting them up, right in consumer homes.
Black Friday was tops again for holiday traffic during the 2019 retail season, according to ShopperTrak.
Bed Bath & Beyond suffered a rough third quarter, with earnings dipping into the red, but in his first conference call as the company’s CEO, Mark Tritton provided his view of how the company would turn things around, including an expansion of in-store pickup and the launch of a new vendor collaboration program.
NY Now will host celebrity lifestyle tastemakers Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia to give the NY Now Talk presentation, “Keynote Dynamic Duo,” at the upcoming winter edition of the market. The presentation is scheduled to be held on Tuesday February 4, at 11 a.m.
Ross Stores said that Bernie Brautigan, president, merchandising of Ross Dress for Less since 2016, is leaving the company. Senior merchant executives under his areas of responsibility will now report to CEO Barbara Rentler.
Jura has promoted David Shull to evp/marketing and communications. Shull previously held the role of svp/sales and marketing. He reports to Richard Boynton, who was recently named chairman of the board and CEO of the company.