Niketown flagship in Manhattan closed due to bedbugs
New York City Nike has temporarily closed its Niketown flagship in Manhattan because of bedbugs, the New York Daily News reported. Signs on the building advised the store was “temporarily closed until further notice.”
In a statement, Nike said: “Our primary concern is the well being of our consumers and sales associate. We are taking all proper steps to eradicate the problem and we expect the store to reopen shortly.”
Nike is the latest big retailer in Manhattan to get bit by the bedbug infestation. An Abercrombie & Fitch store in the city also was temporarily shut down the bed bug infestation as was a Victoria’s Secret.
Anthropologie set to debut accessories concept
New York City Anthropologie will premier its accessories-only format on Oct. 29, in Chevy Chase, Md., according to Women’s Wear Daily.
The 1,4000-sq.-ft. store will feature shoes, handbags, scarves, costume and fine jewelry, and in a first for the brand, estate and antique jewelry, the report said.
Dick’s Sporting Goods names new board member
PITTSBURGH Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that Jacqualyn Fouse has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Effective September 27, Fouse will be joining Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company, to serve as its CFO. Since July 2007, she has served as the CFO of Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company.
“We are pleased to welcome Jackie to our board,” said Edward Stack, chairman and CEO. “She is well seasoned in the world of finance with nearly 30 years of experience. Her combined insight and expertise will be an excellent contribution to and further enhancement of the Dick’s Sporting Goods board.”