Hudson’s Bay to test Home Outfitters concept in United States
New York City — Hudson’s Bay Co. will test its HBC’s Home Outfitters concept in the United States, opening two stores in New Jersey in late summer, The Globe and Mail reported.
If successful, the company will further expand the home-goods concept, which will be called Lord & Taylor Home in the United States. (Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor are owned by Purchase, N.Y.-based NRDC Equity Partners.)
The two test stores will carry pricier brands as well as less costly private labels. If they take off within about five months, the company will expand them in the northeast United States and eventually across the United States, the report said.
Levin Management names exec
North Plainfield, N.J. — Levin Management Corp. announced it has promoted Harold Harris from VP to senior VP, effective immediately.
Harris joined Levin as controller in 1985 and was named CFO in 1990. Responsible for all aspects of finance and lease administration for the company’s management portfolio, Harris also oversees real estate tax and financing reviews, human resources, and risk management.
Landmark names project manager
Woodland Hills, Calif. — Landmark Retail Group, a subsidiary of NewMark Merrill Cos., announced the appointment of Lauren Wooding as a new project manager for the company.
Wooding is responsible for overseeing LandMark’s development projects in Northern California. She was previously VP operations and project manager for Aventine Development Corp./Tricor Southwest Corp.