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

Clipper Adds Ledbetter, Wenz to Sales Team


LOS ANGELES–Clipper Corporation, a global distributor and supplier for the food service and consumer products industry, has appointed Jason Ledbetter and David Wenz as sales directors for the consumer packaged goods division. The two will manage the Viking Culinary line, including handling brand distribution, increasing revenue growth and working with specialty retailers. The line debutedMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Ross Stores Q3 Net Rises 12.3 Percent

Ross Stores

DUBLIN, Calif.-Thanks to strong sales and margins, Ross Stores recorded a 12.2 percent gain in third-quarter net income, which finished at $192.7 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Nov. 2, totaled $2.6 billion, up 8.4 percent and including a pickup of 4 percent in same-store sales. Barbara Rentler, Ross’ CEO, said bothMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Bon-Ton’s Loss Mounts in Q3


YORK, Pa.-Declining sales and rising costs led The Bon-Ton Stores to a net loss of $11 million in its third quarter, compared to a net loss of $931,000 in the third quarter of last year. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Nov. 1, totaled $642.7 million, down 1.3 percent and including a dropoffMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Michaels Q3 Net Jumps 36.2 Percent


IRVING, Texas-Reduced expenses and a slight uptick in sales helped Michaels to a 36.2 percent increase in third-quarter net income, to $64 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses were trimmed by 1.6 percent in dollars and 74 basis points as a percentage of sales to 26.9 percent. In addition, Michaels managed to slash 33.9 percentMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

High Point Releases the Market Style Report for Fall/Winter 2014

High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C.-The High Point Market Authority has released its Market Style Report for Fall/Winter 2014. This 28-page report was developed by six home fashion trendsetters, all part of the market’s 2014 Style Spotters team, which scoured the High Point Market for the hottest items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends forMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

E-commerce Fuels Williams-Sonoma in Q3


SAN FRANCISCO-Thanks in part to a double-digit gain in e-commerce sales, Williams-Sonoma’s third quarter ending on Nov. 2 produced an increase of 14.4 percent in net income, which totaled $64.9 million. Net revenues from the e-commerce sector jumped 14.7 percent, helping Williams-Sonoma’s overall net revenues to an 8.7 percent pickup, to $1.1 billion. Laura Alber,More »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Forty One Madison Expects Strong Gift Showing

Forty One Madison

NEW YORK-More than 40 brands with permanent showrooms at Forty One Madison will meet with leading gift retailers and buyers Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 when the NY Now gift market is held. Mottahedeh, whose doors will be open during that period, will create a special display in the lobby. Forty One Madison will helpMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014