As coronavirus continues to create shopping concerns, Kmart is partnering with ScriptDrop to introduce a service that provides prompt home delivery of prescriptions within a 10-mile radius of its pharmacy operations, Monday through Friday.
At a time when many major retailers are expanding wellness products and services, Amazon has developed a pilot program with Crossover Health, a provider of primary care services, to establish local, convenient health centers near Amazon fulfillment centers and operations facilities across the country.
At the result of an auction that was part of the company’s bankruptcy liquidation process, Pier 1 Imports announced in a United States Securities and Exchange Commission filing that Retail Ecommerce Ventures had won its intellectual property for $31 million.
Ankarsrum is partnering with retailers on Facebook Live events to inspire and educate home cooks on the Assistent Original stand mixer. It is designed for whisking, mixing, kneading, pasta making, blending, pressing, grinding, shredding, sausage stuffing and straining, with multiple attachments that expand its functionality.
Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into this fall as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
In the midst of a roiling market, Target has done pretty well for itself this year, one in which it has made renewed efforts in storage, and Adam Gregory has been an important part of the effort.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Neil Lick svp/owned brands and leader of a newly formed team that will develop and launch a portfolio of customer-inspired owned brands from 2021.
With a career spanning more than 30 years at TJX and a reputation to match, Jay Cunningham has been recognized by kitchenware vendors as a 2020 Impact Merchant.
In less than two years, Karen Rapier has established herself as a force to be reckoned with within Walmart’s kitchen electrics category.
As the housewares industry collectively navigated the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presented, the relationship between vendor and retailer was more critical than ever. Buyers that were able to step in and help vendors navigate the uncertainty became a welcomed partner. Rachel Tsupros, senior category manager, tabletop, at Wayfair is one of those partners and for that, she has been named a 2020 HOMEWORLD BUSINESS Impact Merchant.
Lighting has been an evolving category at Walmart and vendors said Korey Reed has helped keep it advancing.
Target garners kudos throughout the kitchen appliance category, and most industry executives credit Deb Danielson’s visionary leadership and emphasis on branded merchandise as being key factors in the chain’s success.
Gretchen Dexter’s understanding of building brands, product selection and marketing opportunities, said vendors, are just a few of the reasons the buyer and vendor manager at Springfield, MO-based Everything Kitchens has been named a 2020 Impact Merchant.
As it became clearer in March that retailing, an already fickle business in the e-commerce age, was in for a new disruption of immeasurable enormity and consequence, it also became clearer vendor-buyer relations, already confrontational at times, were about to be tested like never before.
With the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) for the last 12 years, Susette Johnson has been known to work to bring quality products to the U.S. military personnel through her industry knowledge as well as dedication to pricing and quality. That is why she has been named a 2020 Impact Merchant.
Sarah Dipietro quickly gained a reputation as a creative partner after stepping into her role at Macy’s as omni buyer for dinnerware in mid-2018. Most recently, she took on the casual china department at the retailer as well and was noted for her swift and focused diligence amid the COVID pandemic. For these and other reasons, Dipietro has been named a 2020 HOMEWORLD BUSINESS Impact Merchant.
According to vendors polled by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS, Ryan Yarnell, housewares buyer at Meijer, has been critical to successes with the Meijer brand because of his relationship building as well as his focus on creating sales opportunities even when one may not be obvious. These and other attributes have landed him to a spot on the list of 2020 Impact Merchants.