RH Marches Into Atlanta

RH head Gary Friedman

ATLANTA–It’s the largest, most complete and outright clearest definition of what RH–the retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware–stands for, and it’s now open for business. Last Friday, RH opened the doors–all 119 of them–to its latest Gallery location, in the upscale Buckhead section of Atlanta, with a six-story, 70,000-square-feet store that looks as much likeMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid Appoints Arcuri to Head Home Solutions Segment

Joe Arcuri

ATLANTA-Joe Arcuri will join Newell Rubbermaid as president of the company’s home solutions segment on Dec. 1. When he assumes his new role, Arcuri will be responsible for the Rubbermaid, Calphalon, Goody and Levolor brands, and the recently acquired Contigo, Avex and bubba brands. He will report to Bill Burke, Newell’s chief operating officer. ArcuriMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Evans Tabbed to Head Gordmans Merchandising

Lisa Evans

OMAHA, Neb.-Gordmans Stores has named Lisa Evans executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, effective Jan. 5. When Evans begins her new role, she will assume charge over all merchandising operations for the specialty retailer. She will report to Andy Hall, Gordmans’ president and CEO. She will succeed Michael Morand, who resigned as chief merchandisingMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

ILWU, PMA Draw Lines on Port Contract Dispute

Container Port

SAN FRANCISCO-The contract dispute between the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which affects key West Coast retailer ports, has now become a war of words. The two organizations have been bargaining on a new contract since July 1, when the previous contract expired. Dock workers have stayed on theMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

NY Now Exhibit to Highlight Eco-friendly Production

NY Now

NEW YORK-NY Now’s SustainAbility: design for a better world display in January will place special emphasis on the entire production lifecycle, with a focus on eco-friendly production practices, said show owner Emerald Expositions. Nearly 100 products are expected to pass stringent new provenance standards for participation in the display. In the past, criteria for displayMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Alco Stores Closes its Doors


COPPELL, Texas-Midwest discount retailer Alco Stores is going out of business after 113 years of serving consumers in smaller communities with limited access to other regional or national retail chains. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order yesterday authorizing Tiger Capital Group, SB Capital Group and Great American Group to conduct going-out-of-business salesMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Chilewich Opens First Retail Store


NEW YORK-Renown textiles brand Chilewich has opened its first retail store, here in the Flatiron District. Located at 23 East 20th Street, the 820-square-foot spot showcases most of its flooring and table linen line in a simple and modular fashion. “There’s no store in the universe with this product assortment,” Founder and Creative Director SandyMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Collaborates with Tyler Florence, Ina Garten

Tyler Florence

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma is working with chefs Tyler Florence and Ina Garten on exclusive programs and events that will be employed across the retailer’s many platforms. Williams-Sonoma and The Florence Group together will identify emerging culinary trends and bring customers “new concepts and products” sold exclusively through Williams-Sonoma stores and Tyler Florence Test Kitchen, which isMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014