International Market Centers (IMC) has received a temporary certificate of occupancy for the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. The new 315,000-square-foot trade show facility in downtown Las Vegas is slated to open on August 30 and will house the temporary gift and home exhibits for IMC’s summer Las Vegas Market.
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.
The home and small office furniture segment is going through a metamorphosis of sorts, one that has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. but that has its roots in consumer lifestyle transitions and professional workstyle transformations that have been progressing for a generation.
Overstock has been awarded a U.S. government contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) as one of three online retailers providing business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce capabilities for federal agencies.
The merger of Bestar and Bush Industries occurred in time for the combined enterprise to address a market aligning with its core competencies, including e-commerce and product development, and ready to tap key product categories, including the home office furniture segment, such that the company anticipates adding 30 to 40 employees to its workforce in the coming weeks, said Mark Weppner, svp/marketing, design and engineering for the company.
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.
Office Depot has appointed D. Anthony Scaglione as evp/chief financial officer, effective July 20, 2020. As CFO, Scaglione will report directly to CEO Gerry Smith and be a member of the executive committee.