Tag Archives: E-commerce

Ikea FY Sales Gain 5.9 Percent

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LEIDEN, The Netherlands-The Ikea Group posted a 5.9 percent increase in total sales for its fiscal year ending on Aug. 31, totaling €28.7 billion (about $37 billion, based on the exchange rate as of Sept. 8). A company statement said the retailer’s fastest-growing market for the year was China, while North America “continued to performMore »

Last updated: September 10, 2014

Sears Hometown & Outlet Q2 Net Falls 52.3 Percent

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Declining sales and rising expenses slashed Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores’ net income by 52.3 percent, to $3.4 million, in its second quarter ending on Aug. 2. Net sales were down 2.8 percent to $638.7 million, which included a drop of 6.3 percent in same-store sales. Bruce Johnson, the retailer’s president and CEO,More »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

Aaron’s Q2 Net Drops 67.1 Percent; COO Buck to Retire

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ATLANTA-Huge gains in expenses and in depreciation of lease merchandise offset a strong revenue gain to send Aaron’s second-quarter net income plummeting 67.1 percent, to $8.5 million. Along with releasing its earnings, the lease-to-own retailer issued a separate statement saying that Dave Buck, its chief operating officer, will retire from the company. Buck served forMore »

Last updated: July 25, 2014

Davidson Named Marketing SVP at Tuesday Morning

Susan Davidson

DALLAS-Tuesday Morning has appointed Susan Davidson senior vice president of marketing. In her new role, Davidson is responsible for developing marketing programs, driving customer traffic, expanding same-store sales and strengthening the consumer bond with Tuesday Morning. She reports directly to CEO Michael Rouleau. Davidson is succeeding Ross Manning, who has left the closeout retailer toMore »

Last updated: June 4, 2014

Pier 1 Net Slides for Q4, FY

Report: Pier 1 Imports to Sell Online

FORT WORTH, Texas-A weak fourth-quarter performance led to significant cuts in Pier 1 Imports’ bottom line for both the quarter and the fiscal year. Net income in the quarter fell 31 percent to $42.6 million, bringing net income for the fiscal year ending on March 1 to $107.5 million, down 16.9 percent. Net sales inMore »

Last updated: April 10, 2014

Oblak Tabbed as Wayfair GM

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BOSTON—Wayfair has promoted Steve Oblak to senior vice president and general manager of wayfair.com, the retailer’s flagship e-commerce brand. Oblak’s appointment to this newly created position puts him in charge of strategy and execution for the wayfair.com brand. He reports directly to Niraj Shah, Wayfair’s CEO and co-founder. Oblak has been with Wayfair for almostMore »

Last updated: April 2, 2014

Neiman Marcus Moves Gold Over Merchandising in Organizational Reset

Jim Gold

DALLAS—In a reorganization intended to merge the merchandising and planning functions for both its stores and online channel, Neiman Marcus has named Jim Gold president and chief merchandising officer of Neiman Marcus. In his new role, which goes into effect on April 14, Gold will lead an integrated merchant and planning team for Neiman MarcusMore »

Last updated: April 2, 2014

BDO: Omnichannel a Top 2014 Retailer Growth Strategy

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CHICAGO-With mobile and online sales projected to grow further, retailers will continue to develop their e-commerce and mobile-commerce businesses this year, according to a survey of retailer chief financial officers by research firm BDO USA. Thirty-four percent of the retailer financial chiefs who responded to the survey said they will continue to invest in theirMore »

Last updated: March 10, 2014