CVS Pharmacy has celebrated the grand opening of its first-ever standalone store in Oregon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new store at 105 NW 13th Ave. in Portland, OR, is the first of three retail locations to open in the greater Portland market in 2019, with one more store opening in 2020.
Creative glazes, interesting shapes and bold, new color palettes lead the latest dinnerware introductions at this year’s Fall New York Tabletop Market. Nesting dinnerware sets are also making an entrance in a big way.
CommerceHub, an enterprise drop-ship platform, has signed a multi-year agreement to become the third-party, global drop-ship provider for Qurate Retail Group. The new agreement will expand CommerceHub’s existing services for QVC U.S. and HSN to also include QVC’s U.K. and German markets.
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.
Annual gains in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs are set to give out by the second half of next 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.
Aaron’s has appointed Tommy Harper as vp/manufacturing to lead Woodhaven Furniture Industries effective January 1, 2020. He will succeed Michael Jarnagin, who will retire on December 31.
J.C. Penney has named Laurie Wilson, a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in planning and allocation, merchandise, finance, pricing, operations and strategy, as svp/planning and allocation and pricing.
K-fee, the single-serve coffee maker and pods brand from Germany, will now sell their Duo Pressure coffee and espresso makers and own pods brand, Mr. & Mrs. Mill, in the U.S. market.
Target is kicking off a three-year collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, propelled by a $250,000 Target donation. The goal is to build course curriculum and offer hands-on information security experiences, student scholarships, fellowships and grants, and opportunities for students to network with the retailer’s cyber security experts.
Forty One Madison will welcome new showrooms, new tastemakers and partner with in-house brands to create unique lobby displays for the upcoming Fall New York Tabletop Market, which is scheduled to be held October 29 to November 1.
Target has named Michael Fiddelke evp/chief financial officer, effective November 1. The retailer also updated its merchant leadership following Mark Tritton joining Bed Bath & Beyond as CEO.