Bed Bath & Beyond names SVPs for brand, marketing

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named two senior vice presidents to its leadership team, it announced Tuesday. The company said Kristi Argyilan will be SVP, brand innovation, and Jim Reath will be SVP, marketing,...

Build around Main Street: Flemington’s business improvement agency is fighting for downtown’s future while...

Flemington has a lot of history. About 60% of its buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places — the second-highest number of sites with this designation, next to Cape May. Its business improvement...

Spencer’s, Spirit Halloween parent names COO/CFO to president’s role

Spencer Spirit Holdings, the Egg Harbor Township-based parent company of the Spencer’s and Spirit Halloween retail brands, has promoted a top executive to president, it announced recently. Isaac "Ike" Silvera will add the new title...

Bed Bath selling Cost Plus World Market, fifth noncore asset included in refocus

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is wrapping up its transformation aimed at focusing on its core businesses, agreeing to sell Cost Plus World Market to a private equity firm. The deal represents the fifth...

Southern convenience chain Murphy USA buying QuickChek for $645M in cash

Murphy USA, a Southern gasoline and convenience chain, has agreed to acquire Whitehouse Station-based QuickChek Corp. for $645 million in cash, the two companies announced Monday. QuickChek, a family-owned business known for its award-winning coffee,...

Retailers in LMC survey: We’re going to be OK this holiday season

For all the concern about how the pandemic will impact the holiday season, one annual survey showed retailers have some optimism. Will they make more than a year ago? Not necessarily. Only one-third of those...

Walmart’s N.J. associates to receive $8.4M in bonuses in Q4

Walmart announced its New Jersey associates will receive more than $8.4 million in quarterly and special bonuses this holiday season, part of a $700 million national bonus program. Eligible full- and part-time associates in the...

Fashion industry already was changing. Here’s why (and how) pandemic is speeding up transformation

Maria Fruci is following the holiday shopping season closely. She not only is analyzing how consumers are buying, but how much they are buying — and the changing nature of their purchases. Fruci, the co-chair...

Dufry completes takeover of travel retailer Hudson

Dufry AG Group, the controlling shareholder of travel retail company Hudson Ltd., has concluded its takeover of the entire East Rutherford-based company, Hudson announced Tuesday. The deal, first announced in August, sees Swiss travel retailer...

Ascena Retail Group selling Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant and other remaining brands to private-equity...

Ascena Retail Group Inc. is wrapping up the selloff of its assets, announcing it has reached an agreement for the remaining four of its brands with Sycamore Partners, a private-equity firm. Mahwah-based Ascena will sell...

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Want to buy property in Newark? Website for Land Bank is now open

In an effort to increase homeownership and property ownership in Newark, Invest Newark has launched a dedicated website for the Newark Land Bank, which...

JLL arranges $90M+ in financing for 2 of Ironstate’s Hoboken properties

JLL Capital Markets has arranged more than $90 million in financing for two multihousing properties in Hoboken’s Shipyard neighborhood, it said Friday. JLL worked on...