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Kohl’s Launches Yes2You Loyalty Program

Kohl's Yes2You

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.-Kohl’s has unveiled a nationwide customer loyalty program called Yes2You. For every dollar spent, members of the program receive one reward point, along with an additional $5 reward for every 100 points the member earns, with no limit on points regardless of how the shopper pays. Members also receive eight savings offers perMore »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Belk, Ralph Lauren Team in Breast Cancer Effort

The Belk Mobile Mammography Center

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Belk and Ralph Lauren Corp. have debuted a partnership focused on increasing breast cancer awareness. As part of this initiative, Ralph Lauren’s Lauren Pink capsule collection will include a new sneaker that will be sold exclusively in Belk stores and on, to benefit the Belk Women’s Health Fund established at Foundation for theMore »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Latex International Tabs Manning as VP

Daniel Manning

SHELTON, Conn.-Daniel Manning has been named to the newly created position of vice president of components for the eastern region by Latex International. In his new role, Manning is responsible for working with existing customers to develop new programs and strategies, and for opening new sales channels. He reports to Ken Hinman, executive vice presidentMore »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Martha Stewart American Made Summit Set

Martha Stewart American Made 2014

NEW YORK-The third annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit lecture and interview series will take place from Nov. 7-8 at the headquarters of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) here. The program puts the spotlight on the maker culture in the United States, celebrating those who have begun small businesses for handcrafted goods in this country.More »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Integer: 35 Percent of Shoppers Make Purchases on Mobile Devices

Affluent Shoppers Going Mobile, Says Unity Marketing

DENVER-In two years, the percentage of shoppers who make purchases on mobile devices has risen from 25 percent to 35 percent, according to a new study by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research. The use of mobile has also accelerated purchases, according to the study. Fifteen percent of shoppers said only “a couple of minutes”More »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

Home Textiles Market Week 2015 Dates Set

Javits Center

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The 2015 winter and summer Home Textiles Market Weeks are scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 4 and Aug. 15-19. Home Textiles Market Week is a joint effort of Emerald Expositions, owner and manager of NY Now among other trade shows, and 230 Fifth Ave., the New York City showroom building. NY Now will takeMore »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Sur La Table Tabs Neal as CEO

Diane Neal

SEATTLE-Diane Neal has been named CEO of Sur La Table, succeeding Jack Schwefel, who has left the company. Prior to this appointment, Neal served as president and CEO of Bath & Body Works. Her 30-year career includes executive positions for a number of consumer brands. She also serves on the boards of directors at otherMore »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Sears Puts Sears Canada Shares Up for Sale


HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears Holdings is putting 40 million of its shares in Sears Canada up for sale, in a move expected to generate up to $380 million, according to separate statements from the U.S. retailer. The shares will be offered for C$10.60 a share (slightly less than $9.50), the closing price for Sears Canada stockMore »

Last updated: October 2, 2014