Adramatic makeover has transformed 40 Carrots, one of the signature restaurants in Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship. The new space is bright, modern and inviting, and energized by the generous use of color. Reconstituted wood is used for loose seating, which contrasts against the backlighted banquette seating in vivid orange and white. A service counter and juice bar provide plenty of options for grab and run. In a uniquely contemporary touch, the menu boards are digital and all offerings appear on flat-screen LCD monitors.
An inviting design that puts a spotlight on fresh offerings creates a unique and memorable brand experience for WOW! The contemporary store environment features a warm color palette of sun-baked hues and colorful walls with customstylized line imagery. A new icon, a custom sunflower, is prominent on the exterior and is interpreted throughout the 3,000-sq.-ft. space in various ways: as a ceiling cloud over prepared foods, in wall stencils and on wayfinding signage. Among the store’s unique design elements are zig-zag baffle graphics above the cooler/freezer wall. The graphics create dynamic 3-D imagery, with two unique messages from opposite entrance points of the store.
Stage Stores says Peebles evp to retire
HOUSTON Stage Stores today announced that Dennis Abramczyk, evp and coo of its Peebles Division, will be retiring after approximately nine years with the company. He will continue to serve in his position until a replacement is found.
Jim Scarborough, chairman and ceo, commented, “We want to thank Dennis for his contributions and service to our company, and we wish him well as he begins this new phase of his life. We will immediately begin a search for his successor, and we are pleased that Dennis will be staying on until the conclusion of our search process, as this will ensure a smooth and orderly transition.”
Home Depot to cut 500 HQ jobs
ATLANTA Home Depot is cutting 500 jobs at its headquarters. According to reports the cuts make up 10% of the 5,000 employees who work at the headquarters.
The cuts are partly due to the struggling U.S. economy, which has hurt market conditions, reports said. Employees were notified of the eliminations today, they will be paid through April 4.
Home Depot reported fiscal 2007 third quarter consolidated net earnings of $1.1 billion, or 60 cents per diluted share, compared with $1.5 billion, or 73 cents per diluted share, in the same period in fiscal 2006.