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Friedman: RH Ready For Business Transformation

Restoration Hardware has released a copy of chairman and CEO Gary Friedman’s annual letter to shareholders addressing what he sees as the next phase of the company’s development including housing and international initiatives.

Appliances
Kalorik Marks Milestone With New Partnerships

Kalorik is marking its 90th anniversary this year with a host of fresh products, licensing and marketing programs, including a new licensing agreement with “Mad Hungry” television personality and cookbook author Lucinda Scala Quinn; a new limited edition air fryer illustrated by French artist Luiza Laffitte; and a new line of “rapid” appliances developed in partnership with the technology firm Strix.

Cookware & Bakeware
Bread Baking On The Rise

As consumers are spending more time at home during this time of social distancing, many are looking to the comforts of the kitchen to provide some normalcy. Others are delving into home cooking and baking projects that they never felt they had the time for before now. However, none have become more popular than baking bread. Yeast and flour have been in short supply around the country, while social media pages have been inundated with photos of homemade baguettes, sourdoughs and challahs.

Financials
Sally Beauty E-Commerce Sales Rise

As it emerges from coronavirus-related restrictions, Sally Beauty is giving an update on its business operations along with the release of select preliminary intra-period unaudited financial details for part of its fiscal third quarter.

Trade Shows
IHA Sets Stage For June Education Webinars

Lee Eiseman’s second keynote presentation on color, an update on the next normal for consumer thinking and opportunities of seasonal trends are topics of upcoming webinars in the ongoing virtual education series developed by the International Housewares Association.

Retail Champions
Retail Champions 2020: Target

MINNEAPOLIS— Target has enjoyed success over the past couple of decades as it became a true national mid-market omnichannel retailer, and even if it has struggled at times through that period, the company may have gotten itself in just the right position to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak and post-pandemic environment.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints Edelman Independent Chair Of The Board

Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Harriet Edelman as independent chair of the board, effective immediately. Patrick Gaston has stepped down as chairman of the board and, after 13 years as a director of the company, has notified the board that he does not plan to stand for re-election at the company’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders.

Retail Champions
Retail Champions 2020: Kroger

CINCINNATI— Kroger is entering a new phase in its development influenced by the coronavirus crisis but with deeper roots and a definite vision of a future when the company will have more ways to engage consumers.

Retail
CVS Establishes 1,000 COVID-19 Test Sites

Delivering on a commitment the company made in April, CVS Health will open additional COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations to establish a total of 1,000 sites across more than 30 states and Washington, D.C.

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