housewares

Financials
Bed Bath & Beyond To Close 60 Stores As Q2 Sales Decline

Bed Bath & Beyond has reported mixed second quarter results, including the closure of 60 stores, asserting that its turnaround initiatives have improved its financial condition. However, questions remain over when the retailer will select its new CEO and if any significant assets will be divested.

Retail
Macy’s Hiring For The Holidays

Macy’s plans to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal colleagues for positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers and distribution and fulfillment centers for the 2019 holiday season.

Retail
Rite Aid Appoints Peters Chief Operating Officer

Rite Aid has appointed Jim Peters as the company’s chief operating officer. Peters will lead all aspects of Rite Aid’s pharmacy and clinical strategy development and execution; health plan, health system and strategic corporate relationships; marketing and merchandising; corporate development, strategy and communications.

Trade Shows
Ambiente Reveals 2020 Design Trends

What are some of the new home-related styles, materials, themes and product mixes for the coming year? Ambiente, which will be held February 7 to 11, 2020, has revealed some of the key trends in its 2020 report.

Retail
Overstock To Hold 20th Anniversary Customer Day Sale

On October 6, Overstock will celebrate its 20th anniversary with what it said will be the biggest event in company history, Customer Day. The 36-hour sale will run through October 7 and will give customers access to Overstock’s deepest discounts, free shipping, double rewards and limited time Flash Deals.

Gadget & Kitchen Tools
Wüsthof To Open Concept Shop In Minneapolis

Wüsthof will open its first concept “shop within a shop” at Cooks of Crocus Hill, a MN-based independent gourmet housewares store with locations in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The grand opening will take place at the retailer’s North Loop Minneapolis location on October 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Retail
Walmart Opens Supply Chain Training Academy

The Walmart distribution center in Sanger, TX, became home to the first-of-its-kind Walmart Supply Chain Academy, created specifically to train the retailer’s supply chain associates and provide them with a clear path to advancement.

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