Sears Canada Names Boire Permanent CEO

Ronald Boire

TORONTO-Ronald Boire, acting president and CEO of Sears Canada, has been appointed permanent president and CEO. Boire had been acting chief of the Canadian department store chain since October, a month after Douglas C. Campbell announced that he had resigned as president and CEO. Prior to joining Sears Canada, Boire was executive vice president andMore »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

Retail Scorecard: Vacuum Cleaners


NEW YORK-Walmart offered an overall promotion in which shoppers could save 25 percent on all Dyson vacuum cleaners. Among the store’s clearance-priced items were the Neato XV-12 robotic vacuum at $328.99 (was $398.99), the Electrolux UltraSilencer Canister Bag vacuum at $239.64 (was $399) and the Eureka Bagless RapidClean 2-in-1 Stick and Handheld vacuum at $69More »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

WithIt 2015 WOW Awards Honored Industry Leaders

Carolyn Kinder

LAS VEGAS-WithIt recently presented its 2015 WOW Awards, which is dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of women and the companies that support women in the home and furnishings industries. WithIt presented its prestigious Legacy Award to Carolyn Kinder, founder and chief executive of Carolyn Kinder, Inc. for her lifetime contributions to the home furnishings industry.More »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

IHRA’s Grob to Receive Gift For Life Award

John Grob

ROSEMONT, Ill.-John Grob, chairman of the International Housewares Representatives Association, will receive the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award from Gift for Life during the organization’s Party for Life on Feb. 2 in New York City. Grob is the founder of J. Grob Associates, whose lines include upscale housewares and gift supplies. He is a memberMore »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

TD Bank Teams with Mor Furniture for Less


MAHWAH, N.J.-TD Bank said it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide a new branded private label credit card program for Mor Furniture for Less, the San Diego-based retailer. The card will launch this month at the chain’s 29 full-line furniture stores and its online business. TD’s Retail Card Services division will direct all facetsMore »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

Entries open for ICON Honors

ICON Honors

ATLANTA-Nominations for ICON Honors 2015 are open now through March 16. The awards are produced by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association and Progressive Business Media. Nominations can be made online at The ICON Honors, entering its sixth year, recognizes innovation, contribution, branding and achievement the home and giftMore »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

Walmart to Open 11 Supercenters Across Canada

Walmart Canada to Invest $450 Million in New Stores, DCs in New Fiscal Year

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Walmart Canada said it will open 11 supercenters across Canada by Jan. 29. The first six grand-opened yesterday—two on Prince Edward Island, one in Nova Scotia, one in Saskatchewan, one in Alberta and one in British Columbia. Five more will open on the 29th—two in Ontario, one in Quebec, on in Manitoba and oneMore »

Last updated: January 23, 2015

Libbey Unveils ‘Own the Moment’ Corporate Strategy


TOLEDO, Ohio-Libbey introduced a new corporate strategy, called “Own the Moment,” at its 2015 Investor Day in New York City this morning. The corporate goals for “Own the Moment” include growing Libbey’s business by from 4 to 6 percent a year, with the target of achieving in excess of $1 billion in annual revenue byMore »

Last updated: January 23, 2015