Gibson To Extend Crock-Pot License With Tools

The Crock-Pot collection

COMMERCE, Calif.-Gibson is expanding its licensed Crock-Pot collection to include tools and gadgets that will debut at the International Home + Housewares Show in March. Versatility is the key feature of the collection, which debuted earlier this year. The existing cookware and bakeware products can be used on the stovetop and in ovens, as wellMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Target Q3 Net Gains; U.S. Sales Top Company Estimates

Target storefront

MINNEAPOLIS-With sales in its U.S. stores outperforming the company’s expectations, Target’s third-quarter net income moved up 3.2 percent to $352 million. Total net sales in the quarter, which ended on Nov. 1, were up 2.7 percent. Sales in the U.S. stores picked up 1.9 percent, including a better-than-expected same-store sales increase of 1.2 percent (Target’sMore »

Last updated: November 19, 2014

Small Appliances Get Bigger at Ambiente

A scene from the Ambiente fair

FRANKFURT, Germany-Ambiente continues to build its range of small electrical appliances, said show organizer Messe Frankfurt. The show, which takes place here Feb. 13-17, will include more exhibitors from this segment than in the previous year. “We are delighted by the continually growing interest in exhibiting small electrical appliances at the fair. As a result,More »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Lowe’s Q3 Net Climbs 17.2 Percent


MOORESVILLE, N.C.-A gain in sales and a watchful eye on expenses helped Lowe’s to a 17.2 percent increase in third-quarter net income, which totaled $585 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 31, were $13.7 billion, up 5.6 percent and including a pickup of 5.1 percent in same-store sales. “Our employees’ unwaveringMore »

Last updated: November 19, 2014

Family Dollar Reschedules Shareholder Vote on Dollar Tree Merger


MATTHEWS, N.C.-Family Dollar has moved ahead its scheduled special meeting of shareholders for the vote on the merger with Dollar Tree from Dec. 11 to Dec. 23. A company statement said the dollar-store retailer rescheduled the special meeting to allow time for the shareholders to review additional disclosures regarding Dollar Tree’s discussions with the U.S.More »

Last updated: November 19, 2014

Sears Canada Loss Balloons in Q3


TORONTO-In what Ron Boire, acting president and CEO, called “disappointing” results, Sears Canada posted a net loss of $118.7 million in its third quarter, compared to a net loss of $48.8 million in the third quarter of last year. Net sales dropped 15 percent to $834.5 million in the quarter, which ended on Nov. 1.More »

Last updated: November 19, 2014

Sales Gains Propel La-Z-Boy Q2 Net


MONROE, Mich.-La-Z-Boy reported a second-quarter income boost of 16.6 percent, to $19.5 million, as sales increases from two of its key segments helped fuel its bottom line. Overall net sales were up 3.8 percent to $365.6 million in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 25. Sales in the upholstery segment rose 3.6 percent, while casegoodsMore »

Last updated: November 19, 2014

Replacements Recognized as Leader in Workplace Equality

Replacements Recognized for Workplace Equality

GREENSBORO, N.C.-The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized Replacements as a national leader in the push for workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. This marks the thirteenth consecutive year Replacements has earned a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the company said. The annual report rates on aMore »

Last updated: November 19, 2014