Saks Off 5th to enter new market
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open its first location in Montreal, at CF Galeries d’Anjou. The approximately 30,000-sq.-ft. store will open this summer.
“We have now announced four locations across Quebec and we look forward to bringing the Off 5th experience to these areas, said Jonathan Greller, president, Saks Off 5th and Gilt.
CF Galeries d’Anjou is managed by Cadillac Fairview, and jointly owned by Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoé Cambridge.
Hhgregg appoints lead merchant
Aaron Trahan has been appointed chief merchandising officer at Hhgregg.
Trahan has over 14 years of retail merchandising experience, including 10 years in a merchandising leadership role. The specialty retailer plans to leverage Trahan’s leadership in appliances, electronics and furniture merchandising, especially as the company expands its furniture business in 2017, Hhgregg said
Trahan previously served as VP of merchandising at Conn’s Home Plus, where he was responsible for providing strong direction for process improvement, assortment optimization and profit maximization for their major appliance, consumer electronics and furniture and mattress categories. Prior to that, he held the roles of senior director and director of merchandising, senior buyer of consumer electronics and buyer of home office and appliance categories.
Tile Shop enters new market
The Tile Shop is expanding, in new markets and existing ones.
The specialty retailer opened its first location in Washington, D.C., a 10,400-sq.-ft. store in the historic neighborhood of Tenleytown.
The Tile Shop also opened its twelfth location in the Chicago metro area, in Schererville, Indiana.
Tile Shop stores feature more than 4,000 high-quality tile designs. Shoppers may also utilize the on-site design and education center featuring the new digital design tool that helps customers choose their own custom layouts and visualize how a tile project will look upon completion by exploring tile, trim and grout options – well before a purchase is made or an installation begins.
The Tile Shop currently operates 123 stores in 31 states.