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Bluestar Completes Brookstone Acquisition

Bluestar Alliance has closed its acquisition of the Brookstone brand. The company said that, participating in the acquisition, is Apex Digital Inc., a U.S. consumer electronics company that will operate the Brookstone website and airport stores.

Retail
Walmart Spotlights Technology Innovation At Investors Meeting

On Tuesday, October 16, Walmart held its annual Investment Community Meeting, where executives emphasized Walmart’s leadership in technology innovation initiatives. The Shop the Room function that Walmart.com introduced in the online home department is one example of how the company has been evolving.

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IHA Teams With Good360 For Hurricane Michael Relief

Regions of the country impacted by Hurricane Michael can receive assistance from Good360, the charity the International Housewares Association has partnered with to provide hurricane victims with home goods products as they rebuild their lives and homes. Last month, IHA partnered with Good360 to help the Carolinas recover from Hurricane Florence. 

Retail
Qurate Reorganizing QVC, HSN

Qurate Retail Group has announced a series of initiatives designed to position its HSN and QVC U.S. businesses for long-term growth, increase synergies and accelerate the company’s digital transformation. The moves include the elimination of the QVC U.S. president position, with the exit of Steve Hofmann, who currently holds that position, and the combination of buying staffs.

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