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Retail
Neighborhood Goods Department Store Eyes New York

According to a CNBC report, Neighborhood Goods, which bills itself as a new kind of department store, has received $8.8 million in new funding and will open a location in New York.

Trade Shows
IHA To Rebrand Home + Housewares Show In 2020

The International Housewares Association is changing the name of its annual Chicago event from the International Home + Housewares Show to The Inspired Home Show as part of an effort to address the changing reality and lifestyle captivation of today’s marketplace, IHA officials said.

Financials
Walmart Posts Big Fourth Quarter

Walmart net sales surpassed half a trillion dollars in its last-completed fiscal year as the company’s namesake business in the United States enjoyed a 3.6% comparable sales gain bolstered by a 4.2% comp increase in the fourth quarter.

Other
Back To School

It didn’t take long, traveling through a full slate of year-opening trade shows and conferences, to get schooled on the housewares business outlook for the year.

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