Mattress Firm to Launch New Store Concept

New York City — Jack Resnick & Sons has signed a lease with Mattress Firm, one of the nation’s leading specialty mattress retailers, to create a new flagship at the retail base of 200 Chambers St., a 30-story luxury condominium

Qurate Retail, Inc. Names Next President and CEO

Englewood, Colo. — Qurate Retail, Inc. has hired David Rawlinson II to assume the role of president and CEO, effective October 1. He will succeed Mike George, who is retiring, after a 2-month transition period beginning August 1, during which

IT’SUGAR Names New Chief Operating Officer

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — IT’SUGAR, one of the largest specialty candy retailers in North America with 96 retail locations, has appointed Mike Koempel as chief operating officer. He brings to the company extensive experience in strategy, finance, operations, IT and

Luxury Outerwear Retailer Mackage Appoints New CEO

Montreal — Mackage, the luxury outerwear specialist, has appointed New York City fashion veteran Tanya Golesic as chief executive officer. She joins the Canadian retailer from Jimmy Choo. Golesic is a Canadian who has lived and worked in New York

Big Lots Appoints EVP, Chief Technology Officer

Columbus, Ohio — Big Lots, Inc. has appointed Gurmeet Singh as executive vice president, chief technology officer of Big Lots, effective July 12, 2021. He succeeds Stew Wenerstrom, who will be officially retiring in October following a transition period. Singh

Levin Management Promotes Senior Property Manager to Portfolio Manager

North Plainfield, N.J. — Denise Ciaravino has been promoted to portfolio manager at Levin Management Corporation (LMC), according to Erika Toscani, vice president of property management. Ciaravino joined the North Plainfield, N.J.-based commercial real estate services firm in 2006 as

Fossil Group Appoints New Chief Digital Officer

Richardson, Texas — Fossil Group, Inc. continues to build on its industry-leading transformation to a digital-first retailer with the appointment of Holly Briedis to the company’s executive leadership team as executive vice president, chief digital officer. “The digital footprint of

Williams-Sonoma Names New Sustainability Goals

San Francisco — Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has released its Annual Impact Report and announced several new ambitious goals to further differentiate WSI as the industry leader of sustainable home furnishings. The Annual Impact Report shares the company’s progress and achievements across

CrossFit Names Former Nike Executive as President

Boulder, Colo. — CrossFit LLC has appointed former Nike executive Jason Dunlop to the new role of president. Dunlop, a seasoned business leader who also held senior roles at Starbucks and Gap, will help accelerate CrossFit’s global growth. “I’m thrilled

Williams-Sonoma Brand, Rejuvenation, Opens First Store in Minnesota

Portland, Ore. — Rejuvenation, a portfolio brand of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., opened its first Minnesota location in Edina’s shopping and restaurant destination, Galleria Edina, on July 2, 2021. The new Galleria store serves as a go-to destination for consumers and industry

The Purple Factory Outlet to Open First Store in Georgia

Atlanta — Innovative mattress retailer The Purple Factory Outlet will open its first store in the state of Georgia late this summer. Located at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, the new store is scheduled to open in early September. The

ENTOUCH Introduces New EMS Platform for Convenience Stores

Richardson, Texas — ENTOUCH, an IoT-based Energy Management Solutions (EMS) leader, has released its most comprehensive suite of convenience store solutions to date. The Octane series offers convenience stores a preconfigured yet fully customizable suite of EMS tools designed to

BoConcept to Open Brand New Store Model in Massachusetts

Dedham, Mass. — BoConcept, a global leader of the furniture franchise industry with more than 300 locations in 65 countries, is adding a new location in Dedham, Mass., this week. The store will feature a refreshed, evolved store concept that

Target Outlines Bold New Sustainability Strategy

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has unveiled Target Forward, the company’s new sustainability strategy that builds on the retailer’s legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices. “As a company and a member of the global community, it’s imperative for both the

Pet Project

— By Katie Lee — How Cincinnati-based boutique retailer, Pet Wants, is both a growing cause and a growing company.   We’ve heard all about the pandemic’s doom-and-gloom effect on retail, but 2020 actually ended up being a boon to

Sports Boutique Rally House Opens First Indiana and Oklahoma Stores

Greenwood, Ind., and Oklahoma City — Rally House, a family-owned sports and merchandise retailer, has opened its first stores in Indiana and Oklahoma. The Indiana store opened at Greenwood Park Mall in Indianapolis in mid-June (pictured here). The Oklahoma store

Batteries Plus Inks Largest Franchise Deal in Company History

Raleigh, N.C. — Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, has inked the largest single signing franchise deal in company history, bringing 8 new locations to the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina