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Retail
Propst Leaves Bed Bath & Beyond For Herman Miller Post

Herman Miller, a global designer and furniture manufacturer and retailer, has named Debbie Propst as president, Herman Miller retail. Propst joins Herman Miller from Bed Bath & Beyond, where she served most recently as president of One Kings Lane, as well as the chief brand officer of Bed Bath & Beyond.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Launching Black Friday Ad Campaign

Bed Bath & Beyond is launching its first-ever national television and radio advertising campaign to highlight the retailer’s Black Friday savings event, which is offering its lowest prices of the season and for the first time ever, a 25% off entire purchase in-store only coupon.

Other
BB&B Gives Tritton A Big-League Opportunity

I’ve been known to drop a sports metaphor in this space from time to time (the former sportswriter in me breaking loose). So, please indulge me if the hiring of Mark Tritton as Bed Bath & Beyond’s president and CEO had me thinking of all the Major League Baseball teams currently interviewing for a new manager.

Appliances
Calphalon Launches ActiveSense Blender

Calphalon has launched the Calphalon ActiveSense blender, which is said to precisely blend on its own with the help of five preset food settings for commonly blended foods and drinks including smoothies, salsas, milk shakes, juices, and frozen beverages.

Financials
Bed Bath & Beyond To Close 60 Stores As Q2 Sales Decline

Bed Bath & Beyond has reported mixed second quarter results, including the closure of 60 stores, asserting that its turnaround initiatives have improved its financial condition. However, questions remain over when the retailer will select its new CEO and if any significant assets will be divested.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Teams With Vebo For Registry Gift Experiences

Bed Bath & Beyond has launched a new wedding registry category, Gift Experiences. In an exclusive partnership with experience platform Vebo, new and current registrants at Bed Bath & Beyond can now select and add Gift Experiences to their registry for more than 300 memorable experiences, in addition to adding items from the retailer’s product assortment.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Getting Closer To Asset, CEO Decisions

In a letter to shareholders sent by board chairman Patrick Gaston and interim CEO Mary Winston, Bed Bath & Beyond stated it was advancing on its strategic objectives including consolidation of non-core business at a time when there is speculation that the company will begin to sell at least some assets.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Will Invest To Transform Company

Bed Bath & Beyond will continue to evaluate ways to cut costs as it reviews the company’s portfolio of retail banners. But the retailer will continue to invest in its core business including store operations, omnichannel functions and integration, and advertising to continue serving the loyal core customer base and to “broaden the tent” particularly to draw younger shoppers, Mary Winston, the company’s interim CEO, said at the corporate annual meeting.

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