NEW YORK— When Kroger published its “Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses” to help business create safe working environments in the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was simultaneously realizing how great an effect the coronavirus was having on life in the country and beginning to look forward to the end of movement and shopping restrictions that made them radically reconsider how they might purchase everything from food to durable goods such as major appliances.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
For the third quarter, TJX kept rolling, pointing to customer traffic as driving its earnings and sales performance as the off-price retailer positioned its holiday marketing campaigns for the fourth quarter.
For the second quarter, HomeGoods comparable sales, which now include those for HomeSense stores in the U.S., came in flat even as overall TJX posted a positive 2% comp.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a retail buyer with a focus on housewares, Steven D’Iorio, kitchenware buyer for HomeGoods, has become a trusted partner for many vendors who welcome his “responsiveness and fair pricing” when it comes to negotiations.
Target has appointed John Bauer as senior vice president, global inventory management.
The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th 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.
The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorldcovers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.
Marshalls has come up with a unique promotion designed to demonstrate that it can be a destination for Father’s Day and other gift-giving occasions.