Crate and Barrel and Marimekko plan shop-in-shop, e-commerce rollout
New York City — Crate and Barrel, along with Finnish textile and design company Marimekko, said Friday they are extending their longtime collaboration to roll out more than 20 shop-in-shops in Crate and Barrel stores across the United States and Canada over the next three years.
The launch kicks off this spring with four new shop-in-shop locations: New York (Madison Avenue), Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition, a Marimekko e-commerce ‘shop’ will be added to the Crate and Barrel website later this season, according to both companies.
Le Gourmet Chef opens at Springfield Mall
Springfield, Pa. — Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) said that Le Gourmet Chef has opened at its Springfield Mall property, located in Springfield, Pa.
The 3,650-sq.-ft. store is located on the lower level next to Macy’s.
Springfield Mall, featuring Target, Macy’s and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, is jointly owned by PREIT and Kravco Simon Investments, an affiliate of Simon Property Group.
Donahue Schriber announces executive retirement
Costa Mesa, Calif. — Donahue Schriber said Friday that executive VP Michele Babcock will resign the company, effective March 31.
During her 15-year tenure, Babcock led the leasing and remerchandising of 33 centers encompassing four million sq. ft. to record performance levels, according to the company.
Babcock said she is retiring from Donahue Schriber in order to travel, spend more time with her family and focus on charitable pursuits.