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NRF: Holiday Sales to Increase
October 08, 2015
The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion—significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent. 

Saks Fifth Avenue to Introduce Second Specialty Store Format
October 08, 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue plans to open a 21,000-sq.-ft. store devoted to jewelry and contemporary women’s ready-to-wear in Greenwich, Conn., according to 

Sofa Mart Unveils Redesigned Showroom
October 08, 2015
Denver-based Furniture Row has remodeled its Sofa Mart showroom in Waco, Texas. 

RH Chicago, The Gallery at the Three Arts Club Debuts
October 07, 2015
Corte Madera, Calif.-based RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.) announced the opening of RH Chicago, The Gallery at the Three Arts Club at 1300 N. Dearborn Pkwy. on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Saks Fifth Avenue, L’Avenue Announce Partnership
October 07, 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue announced that it is collaborating with Jean-Louis Costes on a project featuring the intersecting worlds of fashion, luxury and hospitality.

The TJX Cos. Announces CEO Succession Plan
October 07, 2015
 Framingham, Mass.-based The TJX Cos. Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved a CEO succession plan.

Coach Opens Paris Flagship
October 06, 2015
New York-based Coach has opened its first flagship in Paris at 372-374 Rue Saint-Honoré near the Hotel Costes.

J.Crew Mercantile to Open in Charlotte
October 06, 2015
Columbia, S.C.-based EDENS, one of the leading real estate developers in the country, announced today that J.Crew Mercantile will open in Charlotte, N.C., at Park Road Shopping Center in early 2016.

IKEA Canada to Expand into Whitby, Ontario
October 06, 2015
IKEA Canada has selected Whitby, Ontario for its latest Pick-Up and Order Point. 

Kohl’s Tests In-Store Cafes
October 05, 2015
Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Kohl’s Corp. has unveiled in-store cafés at two of its Milwaukee-area stores, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.


Swiff-Train Co. Appoints New Vice President
October 05, 2015
Houston, Texas-based Swiff-Train Co. recently announced that Shane Calloway has joined the company as its new vice president of sales.

Moss Inc. Acquires Marx+Moschner
October 05, 2015
Elk Grove Village, Ill. Moss Inc. has acquired Marx+Moschner, a leading European environmental branding supplier headquartered in Lennestadt, Germany. 

Prime Retail Canada Names New Senior Project Manager
October 05, 2015
Flowery Branch, Ga.-based Prime Retail Canada, a branch of Prime Retail Services located in Ontario, has hired Gunmye Pannu as its new senior project manager. 

FBIC’S Weinswig Named to World Retail Congress Advisory Board
September 29, 2015
New York-based The Fung Business Intelligence Centre (FBIC) recently announced that its Executive Director-Head of Global Retail and Technology Deborah Weinswig has been named to the U.S. Advisory Board of the World Retail Congress (WRC).

United Displaycraft Appoints New Vice President
September 29, 2015
Des Plaines, Ill.-based United Displaycraft has promoted Anita Michals to vice president of new business development.

idX Names New Vice President of Business Development
September 29, 2015
idX Corp. has hired Paul Chaplin as its new vice president of business development.


KML Celebrates Anniversary, Announces New Hire
September 22, 2015
Tacoma, Wash.-based KML Designer Finishes recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with an event held at its Washington headquarters.

Bernhard Woodwork Celebrates 50 Years of Business
September 21, 2015
Northbrook, Ill.-based Bernhard Woodwork Ltd. celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 1, 2015.

OPTO Intl., Fanatics Announce Partnership
September 21, 2015
Wood Dale, Ill.-based OPTO International Inc. recently announced its partnership as the preferred retail fixture provider for Fanatics Inc.

Perkins Eastman Announces Promotions
September 21, 2015
New York-based architectural and design firm Perkins Eastman recently announced senior-level promotions in several offices and affiliate companies.