Content about Merchandising

December 11, 2014

Expense control and a more rational promotional environment helped Toys “R” Us reduce the size of its third quarter operating loss but the company had little to say about its outlook for Christmas sales and profits.

December 10, 2014

The holiday season started strong at Costco where U.S. same store sales advanced 7 percent during the company’s first quarter ended Nov. 23.

December 9, 2014

The nation’s leading automotive retailer credited investments in inventory and favorable weather with helping it achieve its 33rd consecutive quarter of double digit earnings growth.

December 5, 2014

As the acquisition of Family Dollar moves closer to resolution, would be acquirers Dollar Tree and Dollar General maintain widely differing views on the superiority of their respective offers and the opinion of federal regulators.

December 5, 2014

Seasonal excitement at seven of Gander Mountain’s 154 stores is being driven by a train-themed merchandising initiative called the Holiday Express.

December 4, 2014

CROSSMARK, a leading provider of marketing and merchandising services, has appointed Steve Schuckenbrock as CEO. 

December 4, 2014

Kmart eked out a positive third quarter same store sales increase, but parent company Sears Holdings still reported a $548 million loss while CEO Edward Lampert claimed customers are responding to transformation efforts.

December 4, 2014

Walgreens named former Sam’s Club head merchant Linda Filler to the role of president of retail products and chief merchandising officer.

December 3, 2014

Many retailers opened on Thanksgiving this year but regional discounter Fred’s remained closed and the impact of that decision was evident when the company reported a 2.3% decline in November same store sales.

December 2, 2014

In an effort to bolster its online presence, Loehmann’s has appointed a digital retail expert to join its advisory board. 

December 1, 2014

Fewer Americans shopped and they spent less money during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to new estimates from the National Retail Federation.

November 25, 2014

The merchandising organization at Walmart is being transformed again following the departure of EVP and chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton which triggered several other high level moves.

November 21, 2014

Lisa Evans has joined Gordmans Stores as EVP and chief merchandising officer as the apparel and home décor retailer looks to restore growth following another disappointing quarter.

November 21, 2014

Alco Stores is offering retailers a cautionary holiday tale this Christmas as going-out-of-business sales have begun at the regional discounter’s 198 locations.

November 21, 2014

CROSSMARK veteran Jim Norred was named president of the sales and marketing services company’s Marketing Solutions Group.

November 7, 2014

Ken O’Brien has been elevated to the role of SVP of merchandising at QVC reporting to Doug Howe, QVC’s, EVP of merchandising and planning.

October 30, 2014

Veteran Walmart store planner Jay Mitchael is a featured speaker at an upcoming event organized by Doing Business in Bentonville.

October 20, 2014

Leading retail display manufacturer Menasha and in-store beacon technology provider Shelfbucks have joined forces to create “Smart Displays” that put powerful new shopper marketing capabilities in the hands of retailers and brands.

October 17, 2014

Former Talbots and Bloomingdales executive Lisa Gavales was named president and CEO of personalized gift retailer Things Remembered where she plans to further evolve the retailer’s omnichannel offering.

September 30, 2014

Hibbett Sports has promoted Jared Briskin to SVP and chief merchant. Briskin replaces Rebecca Jones, who left the company this week.

August 31, 2014

Improved merchandising strategies and marketing execution at Big Lots has president and CEO David Campisi feeling good about prospects for a company that continues to distance itself from its closeout roots.

August 22, 2014

Leading packaging solutions provider RockTenn acquired the AGI In-Store point-of-purchase display and fixture business from American Greetings.

August 21, 2014

Crocs has appointed footwear industry and product merchant leader Michelle Poole as SVP of global merchandising, a newly created role, reporting directly to president Andrew Rees.

August 7, 2014

Fred’s has brought Craig Barnes and Kelly Ma on board to lead the company’s new sourcing team, as part of the regional discount chain’s efforts to strengthen its overall inventory and buying management capabilities. The company tapped the pair in conjunction with its July sales results.

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