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Executive Profile
Natalia Goncalves, BrandsMart, Senior Buyer, Housewares

The July 17 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 18th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.

Retail
Consumer Confidence Rises In July

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined marginally in June, improved in July. The Index now stands at 121.1, up from 117.3 in June. The Present Situation Index increased from 143.9 to 147.8, while the Expectations Index rose from 99.6 last month to 103.3.

Retail
J.C. Penney Names Davis CFO

J.C. Penney has named Jeffrey Davis as the retailer’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Andrew Drexler, who has been serving as interim chief financial officer while the company completed its search.

Executive Profile
Dan Willman, Best Buy, Floor Care Buyer

The July 17 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 18th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.

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