SEARS TAPS BUSCH: Sears Merchandise Group has tapped Anheuser-Busch for a new marketing executive. Thomas R. Sharbaugh will become vice president of strategic marketing and advertising March 1. Sharbaugh, who was vice...
SEARS TAPS BUSCH: Sears Merchandise Group has tapped Anheuser-Busch for a new marketing executive. Thomas R. Sharbaugh will become vice president of strategic marketing and advertising March 1. Sharbaugh, who was vice president of brand management at Anheuser, succeeds Ralph Hoch, who took early retirement.
Sharbaugh's responsibilities will include advertising, strategic marketing, media, creative services and new marketing technologies. He will report to John Costello, senior vice president and general manager of the marketing division.
SPIEGEL STARTUP: The first Spiegel Outlet store in Minnesota will open at the Horizon Outlet Center in Woodbury on Saturday. The mall was Manufacturers Marketplace; it comprises more than 40 outlets in 30,000 square feet of retail space.
DOLLAR'S DIGS: Dollar General Corp., Nashville, Tenn., plans to build a 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Ardmore, Okla. Chairman and chief executive officer Cal Turner Jr. said the facility will cost about $20 million, and construction will start by the end of March. The center is expected to be fully operational in 1995, and ultimately will employ about 300 people.
Dollar General operates two other distribution centers, in Scottsville, Ky., and Homerville, Ga., and more than 1,800 stores in 24 states.
CLUB STRUGGLES: Price/Costco, the warehouse club operator based in Kirkland, Wash., reported aggregate sales of $1.1 billion for the four weeks ended Feb. 13, an increase of 8 percent from $1.05 billion in the same period last year. But same-store sales decreased 1 percent, and the company attributed this to the Jan. 17 earthquake in Southern California and extreme weather conditions in the Northeast.
For the second quarter ended Feb. 13 the sales were $4.01 billion, up 7 percent from $3.7 billion a year ago. Same-store sales also decreased 1 percent in the quarter.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)