HSN Names Little CFO

HSN has named Rod Little chief financial officer. Little comes to HSNi with significant public company expertise in the consumer products industry, having served as chief financial officer for Elizabeth Arden as well as a variety of leadership positions with Procter & Gamble.

NRF: 137M Consumers Plan To Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

With the election behind them, consumers seem to be eager to see the deals retailers will offer for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, with 59% of Americans— an estimated 137.4 million people— planning to or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Kirkland’s Reports Soft Q3 Results

With store traffic said to remain challenging, Kirkland’s reported a net loss for the third quarter and declining comps. The company also strengthened its executive team by appointing its first chief operating officer.

Walmart Sets Cyber Week Initiatives

After almost tripling its online product assortment this year from eight million to more than 23 million items, Walmart is offering its largest Cyber Week assortment to date and kicking off the promotional period the day after Thanksgiving with online specials.

Win With A Strong Ground Game

The election is finally over. Everybody is trying to digest much more than their turkey dinners this week, notably whether a post-election exhale will breathe life into holiday sales in the near term and whether a Trump presidency will mean headwinds or tailwinds for business in the long term.

Lowe’s Advances Smart Home Retail Concept

Lowe’s is testing a store-within-a-store concept to merchandise and educate consumers on connected and smart home devices. The “SmartSpot powered by b8ta” retail experience is a partnership with b8ta, a retail technology service provider.

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