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.
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18