Weir’s Furniture Names Hawley CEO

Jamie Hawley

DALLAS–Jamie Hawley has been named CEO of Weir’s Furniture, a family-owned retail chain based here. Hawley has 25 years of experience in customer-centric industries, including consumer-packaged goods, retail, restaurant and telecommunications. He has served as a corporate consultant and interim executive for Fortune 500, public and private corporations, including Lala Foods’ warehouse division where heMore »

Last updated: January 5, 2015

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in December

Conference Board

NEW YORK-The consumer confidence index ended 2014 by edging up 1.6 points in December, to 92.6, according to The Conference Board, which provides the monthly indicator. Much of the gain came from consumers’ more positive assessment of current economic and labor-market conditions, according to Lynn Franco, The Conference Board’s director of economic indicators. The presentMore »

Last updated: December 31, 2014

Tickets Still Available for Party on Peachtree

Gift For Life

ATLANTA-Tickets are still available for the Party On Peachtree, the first-ever Gift for Life (GFL) and the Young Gift Executives (YGE) event during next week’s Atlanta Market, set for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The inaugural event is expected to pull in nearly 2,000 people. Hosted by AmericasMart and sponsor Poo-Pourri, the event will benefit GFLMore »

Last updated: December 30, 2014

Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances


NEW YORK-The deals last week at Fred Meyer stores included three 50-percent-off deals: the Elite Countertop Kettle Popcorn Maker at $44.99, the Black & Decker 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker at $19.99 and the Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven at $19.99. Shoppers who bought a Keurig 2.0 Brewing System were also entitled to get $25 back on theirMore »

Last updated: December 29, 2014

Jooma Resigns as Sears Holdings EVP

Imran Jooma

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Imran Jooma, Sears Holdings’ executive vice president and president of online, marketing, pricing and financial services, has resigned. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jooma’s resignation will take effect on Feb. 6. In a message to Sears Holdings employees, Edward Lampert, chairman and CEO, said Jooma will assistMore »

Last updated: December 24, 2014

Walmart de Mexico Names Ostale CEO

Enrique Ostale

MEXICO CITY-Enrique Ostale, chairman of Walmart De Mexico y Centroamerica (Walmex), has been appointed to the additional roles of president and CEO. In addition to leading Walmex, Ostale will continue to oversee Walmart’s operations in Latin America as president and CEO of that operation. He will assume his new posts on Jan. 1. He willMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

At Home Names Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Warren

PLANO, Texas-At Home, the home decor retailer, has appointed Jennifer Warren as its new chief marketing officer. The position had been vacant for several months. Warren, who reports to CEO Lee Bird, most recently held the position of chief marketing officer for Radio Shack, where she was responsible for leading the marketing, consumer insights, privateMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014