In a company blog post, J.C. Penney said it is getting out of major appliances and cutting back on furniture operations as it reconsiders store layouts.
Annual growth in the national market for home improvement and repair is expected to slow by the end of the year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
After a strong holiday season, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is currently capitalizing on Toys “R” Us’ liquidation as the closeout retailer looks to expand, according to a recent media report.
MacKenzie-Childs has introduced its 2019 fall/holiday collections at the Atlanta Market. The new offerings include an Autumnal and Halloween collection, three holiday décor collections, a new tabletop and serveware collection, two winter glassware collections, as well as several line extensions.
Amazon is planning its first Mississippi fulfillment center, which will be located in Marshall County. The facility will create 850 full-time jobs. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship household consumer goods.
More than 40% of holiday shoppers surveyed expect to finish their holiday gift shopping by today, December 19, but the biggest procrastinators will still be buying gifts through Christmas Eve, according to the annual consumer sentiment survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
The Dallas Market Center is putting an emphasis on a complete market experience at the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market with new events, showrooms and other enhancements. The market is scheduled to take place from January 16 to 22, 2019.
AmericasMart has updated its Holiday & Floral/Home Décor collection in preparation for the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. The market is scheduled to be held January 8 to 15.