Promocodes.com surveyed 2,000 American parents as this back-to-school season began, and the deals facilitator asserted that 99.3% of the K to 12 parents surveyed plan to do some kind of back-to-school shopping with the average spend per child at $221.24.
Lowe’s is partnering with the National Football League and will carry more than 10,000 licensed NFL-branded items online that are positioned at fans who are tailgating or watching games at home.
Before joining J.C. Penney, Jill Soltau was CEO of Joann Stores, a specialty retailer of fabrics and crafting supplies with about 850 stores across the United States. When it announced her hiring, the retailer emphasized that she helped reinvigorate the Joann brand and improved its market position by taking a consumer-oriented approach to determine and deliver compelling assortments.
HomeWorld’s People To Watch selections each year (August 19 issue) typically include executives in newly appointed leadership posts. But never in the 14-year history of this special annual edition has the group been filled with so many recently installed heads of major housewares and retailing operations.
Albertsons recently named Gineal Davidson president of the company’s Portland division, which operates over 140 stores in Oregon and Washington.
Retail sales were up 0.9% in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
When walking the housewares aisles of a BJ’s Wholesale Club, the retailer remains focused on offering its shoppers a branded product assortment that is focused on current day hot products that are priced at a value.
A Coresight Research Insight Report asserts that major retailers in the U.S. have announced 7,567 store closures so far this year compared with 5,524 stores all of last year, but it isn’t all bad news.
Walmart powered through a strong second quarter, with comps gaining 2.8% in the U.S. and the retailer’s e-commerce operations boosting sales.
Williams Sonoma has released its annual celebrity spatula collection, which benefits No Kid Hungry.
Giant Food Stores is developing a new, two-level urban flagship store in downtown Philadelphia, furthering the company’s investments and commitment to the market.