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Martha Stewart gubi u Macyjevom odijelu

Martha Stewart gubi u Macyjevom odijelu

Sudija pravila Marthin dogovor sa JC Penney -om šteti Macy's -u

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Kuhinjski materijal Marthe Stewart možda neće stići u JC Penney tako brzo kao što je najavljeno, jer je njujorški sudac presudio u korist Macy's-a, koji je zatražio sudsku zabranu na temelju toga što je imao ekskluzivna prava na posuđe markirano martom.

Martha Stewart i JC Penney najavili su svoje partnerstvo u decembru, rekavši da će Penney's otvoriti trgovine u kojima će se prodavati Stewart-ova kućna potrepština i posuđe. No, Macy’s je podnijela tužbu tvrdeći da je imala ekskluzivna prava na distribuciju posuđa i pribora za domaćinstvo Marthe Stewart prema sporazumu koji datira iz 2006. godine i koji će isteći do 2018. godine.

Sudac je jučer izdao privremenu zabranu protiv ugovora s JC Penneyjem, ukazujući da je Macy's pokazao "vjerovatnoću konačnog uspjeha u svojoj tužbi", navodi Reuters.

NY Post izvještava da je Macy's "zadovoljna" rezultatima i da će nastaviti prodavati proizvode marke Martha Stewart u svojim trgovinama.

Crain je ranije izvijestio da bi potencijalni ishodi Macyjeve pobjede mogli uključivati ​​zabranu Marthe Stewart u prodaji svojih markiranih proizvoda u JC Penney -u do isteka ugovora s Macyjem 2018., ili od JC Penney -a i Marthe Stewart da plate Macy's -u.

NY Post izvještava da su njeni izvori naznačili da je Macy's odlučio dozvoliti da se neki proizvodi Marthe Stewart prodaju sljedeće godine u JC Penney.

U izjavi za Post, glasnogovornica Marthe Stewart je rekla da će se dogovor s JC Penneyjem nastaviti unatoč pobjedi Macyja:

"Svoje ćemo proizvode lansirati u trgovini i na mreži s JC Penneyjem u prvom tromjesečju 2013. Ništa u današnjoj presudi to ne mijenja."


Martha Stewart: Dogovor J.C. Penneyja nije prekršio Macyn ugovor

Stručnjakinja za uređenje doma i kuhanje Martha Stewart posvjedočila je da sklapanjem dogovora s J.C. Penney nije prekršen njen ugovor o prodaji linije za uređenje doma isključivo u Macy'su.

Guru za kućnu dekoraciju i hranu Martha Stewart svjedočila je u utorak na sudu da nije učinila ništa loše kada je potpisala sporazum o otvaranju trgovina u većini trgovina J.C. Penneyja širom zemlje.

Stewart je svjedočila na Vrhovnom sudu države New York na suđenju o tome je li kompanija koju je osnovala prekršila ugovor o prodaji posuđa, posteljine i drugih predmeta isključivo u Macy's -u kada je sklopila ugovor s Penney.

Stewartovo pojavljivanje, koje je slijedilo niz drugih vrhunskih stručnjaka, uključujući izvršne direktore i kompanija Macy's Inc. i J.C. Penney Co., privuklo je veliku pažnju medija. Toliko da je sudac otvorio porotničku sobu kako bi napravio mjesta za proširenu publiku, a gledatelji su morali čekati iza užeta za ulazak u sudnicu.

Tokom četiri sata svjedočenja, Stewart, koja je osnovala Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., negirala je Macyne navode da je učinila nešto neetično i rekla je da samo želi proširiti svoj brend.

Stewart je rekla da je Macy's ta koja nije ispoštovala kraj ugovora kako bi pokušala maksimizirati potencijal svog poslovanja. Rekla je da je njen brend u Macy'su narastao na oko 300 miliona dolara, ali je posao sada bio "statičan" u lancu robnih kuća. Rekla je da se nadala da će posao premašiti 400 miliona dolara.

Teorija kritičke rase: Ko može odlučiti šta je istorija?

"Bili smo razočarani", posvjedočio je 71 -godišnji Stewart u svijetlosmeđoj tuniki i mini suknji. "Došli smo do određenog iznosa u dolarima i borili se i više nismo stigli dalje."

Suđenje, koje je počelo 20. februara, fokusira se na to ima li Macy's ekskluzivno pravo da prodaje neke proizvode marke Martha Stewart, poput posuđa, posteljine i predmeta za kupanje.

Penney je u decembru 2011. potpisala pakt s Marthom Stewart Living o otvaranju trgovina u većini od 1.100 trgovina do ovog proljeća. Mjesec dana kasnije, Macy je obnovila svoj dugogodišnji ekskluzivni ugovor s Marthom Stewart do 2018. godine, a zatim je tužila i Marthu Stewart Living i Penney.

Macy's pokušava spriječiti Penney's da otvori trgovine Martha Stewart u okviru svojih trgovina. Kompanija također nastoji spriječiti Marthu Stewart u pružanju bilo kakvog dizajna Penney - bez obzira na to nose li oznaku Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart i Penney koriste ono što vjeruju da je rupa u sporazumu između Macy's -a i Martha Stewart kako bi nastavile sa svojim dogovorom. To je odredba koja dopušta Marthi Stewart da prodaje neke od proizvoda koje nudi u Macy's trgovinama u trgovinama Martha Stewart.

Prema advokatima Marthe Stewart, budući da Macyjev ugovor ne precizira da trgovine Martha Stewart moraju biti "samostalne" lokacije, mini trgovine u Penneyjevim trgovinama ne bi prekršile ugovor. Stewart je na sudu u utorak rekao da se čak i Amazon.com može smatrati trgovinom, s obzirom na to da se kupci sve više prebacuju na kupovinu putem interneta.

"Mislim da vam zidovi ne trebaju za trgovinu", rekla je.

Suđenje je otkrilo neke od drama koje su se odigrale iza scene kad je došlo do dogovora Marthe Stewart-Penney. Tokom svog svjedočenja u petak, izvršni direktor Penneyja Johnson odbacio je tvrdnje Macyjevih advokata da je planirao potaknuti Marthu Stewart da prekrši njen dogovor s Macy's -om s ciljem da na kraju postane jedini nosilac nekih Stewartovih proizvoda.

Johnson, koji je bio odjeven u tamno odijelo i prugastu mornarsku kravatu, svjedočio je da je samo želio dobiti dio akcije pomažući pri rastu poslovanja Marthe Stewart. Rekao je i da bi prošireno partnerstvo moglo biti dobro za sve uključene strane, uključujući i Macy's.

Macyjevi advokati su u međuvremenu predstavili Stewart -a kao nekoga ko je okrenuo leđa dobrom prijatelju, izvršnom direktoru Macy -a Terryju Lundgrenu, kako bi posredovao u sporazumu sa konkurentnom kompanijom. Tokom svjedočenja ranije na suđenju, Lundgren, koji je nosio odijelo, rekao je da je spustio slušalicu Stewart nakon što mu je rekla za dogovor koji je postigla s Penney. Rekao je da od tada nije razgovarao s njom.

"Bio sam prilično zatečen njegovim odgovorom, a kad mi je spustio slušalicu bio sam prilično zaprepašten", svjedočio je Stewart u utorak.

Stewart je također posvjedočila da nije mogla prije razgovarati o predstojećem Penneyjevom sporazumu s Lundgrenom jer su pregovori bili "povjerljivi". No Theodore Grossman, advokat koji zastupa Macy's, u utorak je poslao poruku u kojoj se vidi da je Stewart o toj ideji razgovarao u ljeto 2011. s Millardom Drexlerom, izvršnim direktorom lanca odjeće J. Crew. Stewart je nazvao Drexlera "korisnim savjetnikom".

Stewartino svjedočenje dolazi dok se kompanija koju je osnovala nastavlja boriti. Martha Stewart Living upravo je završila svoju petu godinu zaredom s gubicima. Kompanija je takođe imala veliki pad prodaje.

Martha Stewart Living doživjela je udarac kada je 2003. Stewart optužen po optužbama koje su uključivale davanje lažnih izjava i ometanje pravde u vezi s ličnom prodajom dionica. Osuđena je u martu 2004. godine i osuđena je na pet meseci zatvora. Nakon objavljivanja Stewarta u ožujku 2005., posao se počeo oporavljati jer su se vratili oglašivači koji su pobjegli.

"Posrnuo sam 2003.", rekao je Stewart u utorak, dodajući da smo "iz toga izašli cijeli i zdravi."

Ipak, u posljednjih nekoliko godina odjel za emitiranje i izdavanje Marthe Stewart Living borio se s pomakom ljudi u dobivanju recepata i savjeta o hrani na webu i na mobilnim uređajima. Kao rezultat toga, kompanija sa sjedištem u New Yorku pokušala je ojačati svoje trgovačko poslovanje, koje predstavlja 30 posto godišnjeg prihoda kompanije.

Najveće mogućnosti za Martha Stewart Living su u prodaji proizvoda za dom, uključujući posteljinu, kupku i kuhinjsku robu. To je zato što kako oporavak stambenih objekata dobiva zamah u ekonomskom oporavku, ljudi će vjerovatno uložiti više novca u svoje domove.

Tokom svog svjedočenja u utorak, Stewart je rekla da je oduvijek željela otvoriti velike trgovine u okviru Macy's dućana, ali trgovac nikada nije prihvatio taj koncept. Umjesto toga, rekla je da je roba u Macy's trgovinama samo "tu i tamo".

Priče o monitoru do kojih vam je stalo dostavite u pristiglu poštu.

Zato je rekla da joj se dopao prijedlog Penney's Johnson o stvaranju trgovina ispunjenih kućnom robom. Nazvala je Johnsona "vizionarom".

"Nadali smo se da će ovaj posao rasti", rekao je Stewart. "Samo me zbunjuje to što smo ovdje sjedili ispred vas, sudijo."


Martha Stewart: Dogovor J.C. Penneyja nije prekršio Macyn ugovor

Stručnjakinja za uređenje doma i kuhanje Martha Stewart posvjedočila je da sklapanjem dogovora s J.C. Penney nije prekršen njen ugovor o prodaji linije za uređenje doma isključivo u Macy'su.

Guru za kućnu dekoraciju i hranu Martha Stewart svjedočila je u utorak na sudu da nije učinila ništa loše kada je potpisala sporazum o otvaranju trgovina u većini trgovina J.C. Penneyja širom zemlje.

Stewart je svjedočila na Vrhovnom sudu države New York na suđenju o tome je li kompanija koju je osnovala prekršila ugovor o prodaji posuđa, posteljine i drugih predmeta isključivo u Macy's -u kada je sklopila ugovor s Penney.

Stewartovo pojavljivanje, koje je slijedilo niz drugih vrhunskih stručnjaka, uključujući izvršne direktore i kompanija Macy's Inc. i J.C. Penney Co., privuklo je veliku pažnju medija. Toliko da je sudac otvorio porotničku sobu kako bi napravio mjesta za proširenu publiku, a gledatelji su morali čekati iza užeta za ulazak u sudnicu.

Tokom četiri sata svjedočenja, Stewart, koja je osnovala Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., negirala je Macyne navode da je učinila nešto neetično i rekla je da samo želi proširiti svoj brend.

Stewart je rekla da je Macy's ta koja nije ispoštovala svoj kraj ugovora kako bi pokušala maksimizirati potencijal svog poslovanja. Rekla je da je njen brend u Macy'su narastao na oko 300 miliona dolara, ali je posao sada bio "statičan" u lancu robnih kuća. Rekla je da se nadala da će posao premašiti 400 miliona dolara.

Teorija kritičke rase: Ko može odlučiti šta je istorija?

"Bili smo razočarani", posvjedočio je 71 -godišnji Stewart u svijetlosmeđoj tuniki i mini suknji. "Došli smo do određenog iznosa u dolarima i borili se i više nismo stigli dalje."

Suđenje, koje je počelo 20. februara, fokusira se na to ima li Macy's ekskluzivno pravo da prodaje neke proizvode marke Martha Stewart, poput posuđa, posteljine i predmeta za kupanje.

Penney je u decembru 2011. potpisala pakt s Marthom Stewart Living o otvaranju trgovina u većini od 1.100 trgovina do ovog proljeća. Mjesec dana kasnije, Macy je obnovila svoj dugogodišnji ekskluzivni ugovor s Marthom Stewart do 2018. godine, a zatim je tužila i Marthu Stewart Living i Penney.

Macy's pokušava spriječiti Penney's da otvori trgovine Martha Stewart u okviru svojih trgovina. Kompanija također nastoji spriječiti Marthu Stewart u pružanju bilo kakvog dizajna Penney - bez obzira na to nose li oznaku Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart i Penney koriste ono što vjeruju da je rupa u sporazumu između Macy's -a i Martha Stewart kako bi nastavile sa svojim dogovorom. To je odredba koja dopušta Marthi Stewart da prodaje neke od proizvoda koje nudi u Macy's trgovinama u trgovinama Martha Stewart.

Prema advokatima Marthe Stewart, budući da Macyjev ugovor ne precizira da trgovine Marthe Stewart moraju biti "samostalne" lokacije, mini trgovine u Penneyjevim trgovinama ne bi prekršile ugovor. Stewart je na sudu u utorak rekao da se čak i Amazon.com može smatrati trgovinom, s obzirom na to da se kupci sve više prebacuju na kupovinu putem interneta.

"Mislim da vam zidovi ne trebaju za trgovinu", rekla je.

Suđenje je otkrilo neke od drama koje su se odigrale iza scene kad je došlo do dogovora Marthe Stewart-Penney. Tokom svog svjedočenja u petak, izvršni direktor Penneyja Johnson odbacio je tvrdnje Macyjevih advokata da je planirao potaknuti Marthu Stewart da prekrši njen dogovor s Macy's -om s ciljem da na kraju postane jedini nosilac nekih Stewartovih proizvoda.

Johnson, koji je bio odjeven u tamno odijelo i prugastu mornarsku kravatu, svjedočio je da je samo želio dobiti dio akcije pomažući pri tome da posao Marthe Stewart raste. Rekao je i da bi prošireno partnerstvo moglo biti dobro za sve uključene strane, uključujući i Macy's.

Macyjevi advokati su u međuvremenu predstavili Stewart -a kao nekoga ko je okrenuo leđa dobrom prijatelju, izvršnom direktoru Macy -a Terryju Lundgrenu, kako bi posredovao u sporazumu sa konkurentnom kompanijom. Tokom svjedočenja ranije na suđenju, Lundgren, koji je nosio odijelo, rekao je da je spustio slušalicu Stewart nakon što mu je rekla za dogovor koji je postigla s Penney. Rekao je da od tada nije razgovarao s njom.

"Bio sam prilično zatečen njegovim odgovorom, a kad mi je spustio slušalicu bio sam prilično zaprepašten", svjedočio je Stewart u utorak.

Stewart je također posvjedočila da nije mogla s Lundgrenom prije razgovarati o predstojećem Penneyjevom sporazumu jer su pregovori bili "povjerljivi". Ali Theodore Grossman, advokat koji zastupa Macy's, u utorak je poslao poruku u kojoj se vidi da je Stewart o toj ideji razgovarao u ljeto 2011. s Millardom Drexlerom, izvršnim direktorom lanca odjeće J. Crew. Stewart je nazvao Drexlera "korisnim savjetnikom".

Stewartino svjedočenje dolazi dok se kompanija koju je osnovala nastavlja boriti. Martha Stewart Living upravo je završila svoju petu godinu zaredom s gubicima. Kompanija je takođe imala veliki pad prodaje.

Martha Stewart Living doživjela je udarac kada je 2003. Stewart optužen po optužbama koje su uključivale davanje lažnih izjava i ometanje pravde u vezi s ličnom prodajom dionica. Osuđena je u martu 2004. godine i osuđena je na pet meseci zatvora. Nakon objavljivanja Stewarta u ožujku 2005., posao se počeo oporavljati jer su se vratili oglašivači koji su pobjegli.

"Posrnuo sam 2003.", rekao je Stewart u utorak, dodajući da smo "iz toga izašli cijeli i zdravi."

Ipak, u posljednjih nekoliko godina odjel za emitiranje i izdavanje Marthe Stewart Living borio se s pomakom ljudi u dobivanju recepata i savjeta o hrani na webu i na mobilnim uređajima. Kao rezultat toga, kompanija sa sjedištem u New Yorku pokušala je ojačati svoje trgovačko poslovanje, koje predstavlja 30 posto godišnjeg prihoda kompanije.

Najveće mogućnosti za Martha Stewart Living su u prodaji proizvoda za dom, uključujući posteljinu, kupku i kuhinjsku robu. To je zato što kako oporavak stambenih objekata dobiva zamah u ekonomskom oporavku, ljudi će vjerovatno uložiti više novca u svoje domove.

Tokom svog svjedočenja u utorak, Stewart je rekla da je oduvijek željela otvoriti velike trgovine u okviru Macy's dućana, ali trgovac nikada nije prihvatio taj koncept. Umjesto toga, rekla je da je roba u Macy's trgovinama samo "tu i tamo".

Priče o monitoru do kojih vam je stalo dostavite u pristiglu poštu.

Zato je rekla da joj se dopao prijedlog Penney's Johnson o stvaranju trgovina ispunjenih kućnom robom. Nazvala je Johnsona "vizionarom".

"Nadali smo se da će ovaj posao rasti", rekao je Stewart. "Samo me zbunjuje to što smo ovdje sjedili ispred vas, sudijo."


Martha Stewart: Dogovor J.C. Penneyja nije prekršio Macyn ugovor

Stručnjakinja za uređenje doma i kuhanje Martha Stewart posvjedočila je da sklapanjem dogovora s J.C. Penney nije prekršen njen ugovor o prodaji linije za uređenje doma isključivo u Macy'su.

Guru za kućnu dekoraciju i hranu Martha Stewart svjedočila je u utorak na sudu da nije učinila ništa loše kada je potpisala sporazum o otvaranju trgovina u većini trgovina J.C. Penneyja širom zemlje.

Stewart je svjedočila na Vrhovnom sudu države New York na suđenju o tome je li kompanija koju je osnovala prekršila ugovor o prodaji posuđa, posteljine i drugih predmeta isključivo u Macy's -u kada je sklopila ugovor s Penney.

Stewartovo pojavljivanje, koje je slijedilo niz drugih vrhunskih stručnjaka, uključujući izvršne direktore i kompanija Macy's Inc. i J.C. Penney Co., privuklo je veliku pažnju medija. Toliko da je sudac otvorio porotničku sobu kako bi napravio mjesta za proširenu publiku, a gledatelji su morali čekati iza užeta za ulazak u sudnicu.

Tokom četiri sata svjedočenja, Stewart, koja je osnovala Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., negirala je Macyne navode da je učinila nešto neetično i rekla je da samo želi proširiti svoj brend.

Stewart je rekla da je Macy's ta koja nije ispoštovala svoj kraj ugovora kako bi pokušala maksimizirati potencijal svog poslovanja. Rekla je da je njen brend u Macy'su narastao na oko 300 miliona dolara, ali je posao sada bio "statičan" u lancu robnih kuća. Rekla je da se nadala da će posao premašiti 400 miliona dolara.

Teorija kritičke rase: Ko može odlučiti šta je istorija?

"Bili smo razočarani", posvjedočio je 71 -godišnji Stewart u svijetlosmeđoj tuniki i mini suknji. "Došli smo do određenog iznosa u dolarima i borili se i više nismo stigli dalje."

Suđenje, koje je počelo 20. februara, fokusira se na to ima li Macy's ekskluzivno pravo da prodaje neke proizvode marke Martha Stewart, poput posuđa, posteljine i predmeta za kupanje.

Penney je u decembru 2011. potpisala pakt s Marthom Stewart Living o otvaranju trgovina u većini svojih 1.100 trgovina do ovog proljeća. Mjesec dana kasnije, Macy je obnovila svoj dugogodišnji ekskluzivni ugovor s Marthom Stewart do 2018. godine, a zatim je tužila i Martha Stewart Living i Penney.

Macy's pokušava spriječiti Penney's da otvori trgovine Martha Stewart u okviru svojih trgovina. Kompanija također nastoji spriječiti Marthu Stewart u pružanju bilo kakvog dizajna Penney - bez obzira na to nose li oznaku Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart i Penney koriste ono što vjeruju da je rupa u sporazumu između Macy's -a i Martha Stewart kako bi nastavile sa svojim dogovorom. To je odredba koja dopušta Marthi Stewart da prodaje neke od proizvoda koje nudi u Macy's trgovinama u trgovinama Martha Stewart.

Prema advokatima Marthe Stewart, budući da Macyjev ugovor ne precizira da trgovine Marthe Stewart moraju biti "samostalne" lokacije, mini trgovine u Penneyjevim trgovinama ne bi prekršile ugovor. Stewart je na sudu u utorak rekao da se čak i Amazon.com može smatrati trgovinom, s obzirom na to da se kupci sve više prebacuju na kupovinu putem interneta.

"Mislim da vam zidovi ne trebaju za trgovinu", rekla je.

Suđenje je otkrilo neke od drama koje su se odigrale iza scene kad je došlo do dogovora Marthe Stewart-Penney. Tokom svog svjedočenja u petak, izvršni direktor Penneyja Johnson odbacio je tvrdnje Macyjevih advokata da je planirao potaknuti Marthu Stewart da prekrši njen dogovor s Macy's -om s ciljem da na kraju postane jedini nosilac nekih Stewartovih proizvoda.

Johnson, koji je bio odjeven u tamno odijelo i prugastu mornarsku kravatu, svjedočio je da je samo želio dobiti dio akcije pomažući pri tome da posao Marthe Stewart raste. Rekao je i da bi prošireno partnerstvo moglo biti dobro za sve uključene strane, uključujući i Macy's.

Macyjevi advokati su u međuvremenu predstavili Stewart -a kao nekoga ko je okrenuo leđa dobrom prijatelju, izvršnom direktoru Macy -a Terryju Lundgrenu, kako bi posredovao u sporazumu sa konkurentnom kompanijom. Tokom svjedočenja ranije na suđenju, Lundgren, koji je nosio odijelo, rekao je da je spustio slušalicu Stewart nakon što mu je rekla za dogovor koji je postigla s Penney. Rekao je da od tada nije razgovarao s njom.

"Bio sam prilično zatečen njegovim odgovorom, a kad mi je spustio slušalicu bio sam prilično zaprepašten", svjedočio je Stewart u utorak.

Stewart je također posvjedočila da nije mogla s Lundgrenom prije razgovarati o predstojećem Penneyjevom sporazumu jer su pregovori bili "povjerljivi". Ali Theodore Grossman, advokat koji zastupa Macy's, u utorak je poslao poruku u kojoj se vidi da je Stewart o toj ideji razgovarao u ljeto 2011. s Millardom Drexlerom, izvršnim direktorom lanca odjeće J. Crew. Stewart je nazvao Drexlera "korisnim savjetnikom".

Stewartino svjedočenje dolazi dok se kompanija koju je osnovala nastavlja boriti. Martha Stewart Living upravo je završila svoju petu godinu zaredom s gubicima. Kompanija je takođe imala veliki pad prodaje.

Martha Stewart Living je doživjela udarac kada je 2003. Stewart optužen po optužbama koje su uključivale davanje lažnih izjava i ometanje pravde u vezi s ličnom prodajom dionica. Osuđena je u martu 2004. godine i osuđena je na pet meseci zatvora. Nakon objavljivanja Stewarta u ožujku 2005., posao se počeo oporavljati jer su se vratili oglašivači koji su pobjegli.

"Posrnuo sam 2003.", rekao je Stewart u utorak, dodajući da smo "iz toga izašli cijeli i zdravi."

Ipak, u posljednjih nekoliko godina odjel za emitiranje i izdavanje Marthe Stewart Living borio se s pomakom ljudi u dobivanju recepata i savjeta o hrani na webu i na mobilnim uređajima. Kao rezultat toga, kompanija sa sjedištem u New Yorku pokušala je ojačati svoje trgovačko poslovanje, koje predstavlja 30 posto godišnjeg prihoda kompanije.

Najveće mogućnosti za Martha Stewart Living su u prodaji proizvoda za dom, uključujući posteljinu, kupku i kuhinjsku robu. To je zato što kako oporavak stambenih objekata dobiva na zamahu u ekonomskom oporavku, ljudi će vjerovatno uložiti više novca u svoje domove.

Tokom svog svjedočenja u utorak, Stewart je rekla da je oduvijek željela otvoriti velike trgovine u okviru Macy's dućana, ali trgovac nikada nije prihvatio taj koncept. Umjesto toga, rekla je da je roba u Macy's trgovinama samo "tu i tamo".

Priče o monitoru do kojih vam je stalo dostavite u pristiglu poštu.

Zato je rekla da joj se dopao prijedlog Penney's Johnson o stvaranju trgovina ispunjenih kućnom robom. Nazvala je Johnsona "vizionarom".

"Nadali smo se da će ovaj posao rasti", rekao je Stewart. "Samo me zbunjuje to što smo ovdje sjedili ispred vas, sudijo."


Martha Stewart: Dogovor J.C. Penneyja nije prekršio Macyn ugovor

Stručnjakinja za uređenje doma i kuhanje Martha Stewart posvjedočila je da sklapanjem dogovora s J.C. Penney nije prekršen njen ugovor o prodaji linije uređenja doma isključivo u Macy'su.

Guru za kućnu dekoraciju i hranu Martha Stewart svjedočila je u utorak na sudu da nije učinila ništa loše kada je potpisala sporazum o otvaranju trgovina u većini trgovina J.C. Penneyja širom zemlje.

Stewart je svjedočila na Vrhovnom sudu države New York na suđenju o tome je li kompanija koju je osnovala prekršila ugovor o prodaji posuđa, posteljine i drugih predmeta isključivo u Macy's -u kada je sklopila ugovor s Penney.

Stewartovo pojavljivanje, koje je slijedilo niz drugih vrhunskih stručnjaka, uključujući izvršne direktore i kompanija Macy's Inc. i J.C. Penney Co., privuklo je veliku pažnju medija. Toliko da je sudac otvorio porotničku sobu kako bi napravio mjesta za proširenu publiku, a gledatelji su morali čekati iza užeta za ulazak u sudnicu.

Tokom četiri sata svjedočenja, Stewart, koja je osnovala Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., negirala je Macyne navode da je učinila nešto neetično i rekla je da samo želi proširiti svoj brend.

Stewart je rekla da je Macy's ta koja nije ispoštovala svoj kraj ugovora kako bi pokušala maksimizirati potencijal svog poslovanja. Rekla je da je njen brend u Macy'su narastao na oko 300 miliona dolara, ali je posao sada bio "statičan" u lancu robnih kuća. Rekla je da se nadala da će posao premašiti 400 miliona dolara.

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"Bili smo razočarani", posvjedočio je 71 -godišnji Stewart u svijetlosmeđoj tuniki i mini suknji. "Došli smo do određenog iznosa u dolarima i borili se i više nismo stigli dalje."

Suđenje, koje je počelo 20. februara, fokusira se na to ima li Macy's ekskluzivno pravo da prodaje neke proizvode marke Martha Stewart, poput posuđa, posteljine i predmeta za kupanje.

Penney je u decembru 2011. potpisala pakt s Marthom Stewart Living o otvaranju trgovina u većini od 1.100 trgovina do ovog proljeća. Mjesec dana kasnije, Macy je obnovila svoj dugogodišnji ekskluzivni ugovor s Marthom Stewart do 2018. godine, a zatim je tužila i Marthu Stewart Living i Penney.

Macy's pokušava spriječiti Penney's da otvori trgovine Martha Stewart u okviru svojih trgovina. Kompanija također nastoji spriječiti Marthu Stewart u pružanju bilo kakvog dizajna Penney - bez obzira na to nose li oznaku Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart i Penney koriste ono što vjeruju da je rupa u sporazumu između Macy's -a i Martha Stewart kako bi nastavile sa svojim dogovorom. To je odredba koja dopušta Marthi Stewart da prodaje neke od proizvoda koje nudi u Macy's trgovinama u trgovinama Martha Stewart.

Prema advokatima Marthe Stewart, budući da Macyjev ugovor ne precizira da trgovine Marthe Stewart moraju biti "samostalne" lokacije, mini trgovine u Penneyjevim trgovinama ne bi prekršile ugovor. Stewart je na sudu u utorak rekao da se čak i Amazon.com može smatrati trgovinom, s obzirom na to da se kupci sve više prebacuju na kupovinu putem interneta.

"Mislim da vam zidovi ne trebaju za trgovinu", rekla je.

Suđenje je otkrilo neke od drama koje su se odigrale iza scene kad je došlo do dogovora Marthe Stewart-Penney. Tokom svog svjedočenja u petak, izvršni direktor Penneyja Johnson odbacio je tvrdnje Macyjevih advokata da je planirao potaknuti Marthu Stewart da prekrši njen dogovor s Macy's -om s ciljem da na kraju postane jedini nosilac nekih Stewartovih proizvoda.

Johnson, koji je bio odjeven u tamno odijelo i prugastu mornarsku kravatu, svjedočio je da je samo želio dobiti dio akcije pomažući pri rastu poslovanja Marthe Stewart. Rekao je i da bi prošireno partnerstvo moglo biti dobro za sve uključene strane, uključujući i Macy's.

Macyjevi advokati su u međuvremenu predstavili Stewart -a kao nekoga ko je okrenuo leđa dobrom prijatelju, izvršnom direktoru Macy -a Terryju Lundgrenu, kako bi posredovao u sporazumu sa konkurentnom kompanijom. Tokom svjedočenja ranije na suđenju, Lundgren, koji je nosio odijelo, rekao je da je spustio slušalicu Stewart nakon što mu je rekla za dogovor koji je postigla s Penney. Rekao je da od tada nije razgovarao s njom.

"Bio sam prilično zatečen njegovim odgovorom, a kad mi je spustio slušalicu bio sam prilično zaprepašten", svjedočio je Stewart u utorak.

Stewart je također posvjedočila da nije mogla s Lundgrenom prije razgovarati o predstojećem Penneyjevom sporazumu jer su pregovori bili "povjerljivi". Ali Theodore Grossman, advokat koji zastupa Macy's, u utorak je poslao poruku u kojoj se vidi da je Stewart o toj ideji razgovarao u ljeto 2011. s Millardom Drexlerom, izvršnim direktorom lanca odjeće J. Crew. Stewart je nazvao Drexlera "korisnim savjetnikom".

Stewartino svjedočenje dolazi dok se kompanija koju je osnovala nastavlja boriti. Martha Stewart Living upravo je završila svoju petu godinu zaredom s gubicima. Kompanija je takođe imala veliki pad prodaje.

Martha Stewart Living je doživjela udarac kada je 2003. Stewart optužen po optužbama koje su uključivale davanje lažnih izjava i ometanje pravde u vezi s ličnom prodajom dionica. Osuđena je u martu 2004. godine i osuđena je na pet meseci zatvora. Nakon objavljivanja Stewarta u ožujku 2005., posao se počeo oporavljati jer su se vratili oglašivači koji su pobjegli.

"Posrnuo sam 2003.", rekao je Stewart u utorak, dodajući da smo "iz toga izašli cijeli i zdravi."

Ipak, u posljednjih nekoliko godina odjel za emitiranje i izdavanje Marthe Stewart Living borio se s pomakom ljudi u dobivanju recepata i savjeta o hrani na webu i na mobilnim uređajima. Kao rezultat toga, kompanija sa sjedištem u New Yorku pokušala je ojačati svoje trgovačko poslovanje, koje predstavlja 30 posto godišnjeg prihoda kompanije.

Najveće mogućnosti za Martha Stewart Living su u prodaji proizvoda za dom, uključujući posteljinu, kupku i kuhinjsku robu. To je zato što kako oporavak stambenih objekata dobiva zamah u ekonomskom oporavku, ljudi će vjerovatno uložiti više novca u svoje domove.

Tokom svog svjedočenja u utorak, Stewart je rekla da je oduvijek željela otvoriti velike trgovine u okviru Macy's dućana, ali trgovac nikada nije prihvatio taj koncept. Umjesto toga, rekla je da je roba u Macy's trgovinama samo "tu i tamo".

Priče o monitoru do kojih vam je stalo dostavite u pristiglu poštu.

Zato je rekla da joj se dopao prijedlog Penney's Johnson o stvaranju trgovina ispunjenih kućnom robom. Nazvala je Johnsona "vizionarom".

"Nadali smo se da će ovaj posao rasti", rekao je Stewart. "Samo me zbunjuje to što smo ovdje sjedili ispred vas, sudijo."


Martha Stewart: Dogovor J.C. Penneyja nije prekršio Macyn ugovor

Stručnjakinja za uređenje doma i kuhanje Martha Stewart posvjedočila je da sklapanjem dogovora s J.C. Penney nije prekršen njen ugovor o prodaji linije za uređenje doma isključivo u Macy'su.

Guru za kućnu dekoraciju i hranu Martha Stewart svjedočila je u utorak na sudu da nije učinila ništa loše kada je potpisala sporazum o otvaranju trgovina u većini trgovina J.C. Penneyja širom zemlje.

Stewart je svjedočila na Vrhovnom sudu države New York na suđenju o tome je li kompanija koju je osnovala prekršila ugovor o prodaji posuđa, posteljine i drugih predmeta isključivo u Macy's -u kada je sklopila ugovor s Penney.

Stewartovo pojavljivanje, koje je slijedilo niz drugih vrhunskih stručnjaka, uključujući izvršne direktore i kompanija Macy's Inc. i J.C. Penney Co., privuklo je veliku pažnju medija. Toliko da je sudac otvorio porotničku sobu kako bi napravio mjesta za proširenu publiku, a gledatelji su morali čekati iza užeta za ulazak u sudnicu.

Tokom četiri sata svjedočenja, Stewart, koja je osnovala Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., negirala je Macyne navode da je učinila nešto neetično i rekla je da samo želi proširiti svoj brend.

Stewart je rekla da je Macy's ta koja nije ispoštovala kraj ugovora kako bi pokušala maksimizirati potencijal svog poslovanja. Rekla je da je njen brend u Macy'su narastao na oko 300 miliona dolara, ali je posao sada bio "statičan" u lancu robnih kuća. Rekla je da se nadala da će posao premašiti 400 miliona dolara.

Teorija kritičke rase: Ko može odlučiti šta je istorija?

"Bili smo razočarani", posvjedočio je 71 -godišnji Stewart u svijetlosmeđoj tuniki i mini suknji. "Došli smo do određenog iznosa u dolarima i borili se i više nismo stigli dalje."

Suđenje, koje je počelo 20. februara, fokusira se na to ima li Macy's ekskluzivno pravo da prodaje neke proizvode marke Martha Stewart, poput posuđa, posteljine i predmeta za kupanje.

Penney je u decembru 2011. potpisala pakt s Marthom Stewart Living o otvaranju trgovina u većini od 1.100 trgovina do ovog proljeća. Mjesec dana kasnije, Macy je obnovila svoj dugogodišnji ekskluzivni ugovor s Marthom Stewart do 2018. godine, a zatim je tužila i Marthu Stewart Living i Penney.

Macy's pokušava spriječiti Penney's da otvori trgovine Martha Stewart u okviru svojih trgovina. Kompanija također nastoji spriječiti Marthu Stewart u pružanju bilo kakvog dizajna Penney - bez obzira na to nose li oznaku Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart i Penney koriste ono što vjeruju da je rupa u sporazumu između Macy's -a i Martha Stewart kako bi nastavile sa svojim dogovorom. To je odredba koja dopušta Marthi Stewart da prodaje neke od proizvoda koje nudi u Macy's trgovinama u trgovinama Martha Stewart.

Prema advokatima Marthe Stewart, budući da Macyjev ugovor ne precizira da trgovine Marthe Stewart moraju biti "samostalne" lokacije, mini trgovine u Penneyjevim trgovinama ne bi prekršile ugovor. Stewart said in court Tuesday that even Amazon.com could be considered a store, given that shoppers are shifting more to online buying.

"I don't think you need walls to be a store," she said.

The trial has revealed some of the drama that took place behind-the-scenes as the Martha Stewart-Penney deal came to be. During his testimony on Friday, Penney CEO Johnson rejected claims by Macy's lawyers that he plotted to push Martha Stewart to breach her deal with Macy's with the goal of eventually becoming the sole carrier of some of Stewart's products.

Johnson, who was dressed in a dark suit and striped navy tie, testified that he just wanted to get a piece of the action while helping the Martha Stewart's business grow. He also said that the expanded partnership could be good for all parties involved, including Macy's.

Macy's attorneys, meanwhile, have portrayed Stewart as someone who turned her back on a good friend, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, to broker a deal with a rival company. During testimony earlier in the trial, Lundgren, who wore a suit, said that he hung up on Stewart after she told him about the deal she'd reached with Penney. He said he hasn't spoken to her since.

"I was quite taken back by his response and when he hung up on me I was quite flabbergasted," Stewart testified Tuesday.

Stewart also testified that she couldn't discuss the impending Penney deal with Lundgren sooner because the negotiations were "confidential." But Theodore Grossman, an attorney representing Macy's, presented an email on Tuesday that showed that Stewart had discussed the idea in the summer of 2011 with Millard Drexler, CEO of the J. Crew clothing chain. Stewart called Drexler a "helpful adviser."

Stewart's testimony comes as the company she founded continues to struggle. Martha Stewart Living just finished its fifth straight year of losses. The company has also had steep sales declines.

Martha Stewart Living took a hit when Stewart was indicted in 2003 on charges that included making false statements and obstruction of justice related to a personal stock sale. She was convicted in March 2004 and was sentenced to five months in prison. After Stewart's release in March 2005, business began to recover as advertisers who had fled returned.

"I stumbled in 2003," Stewart said Tuesday, adding that "We emerged from that whole and healthy."

Still, in the past few years, Martha Stewart Living's broadcast and publishing divisions have been grappling with a shift by people to getting their recipes and food tips on the Web and on their mobile devices. As a result, the company, based in New York City, has been trying to bolster its merchandising business, which represents 30 percent of the company's annual revenue.

The biggest opportunities for Martha Stewart Living are in selling products for the home, including bedding, bath and kitchen merchandise. That's because as the housing recovery gains momentum in the economic recovery, people likely will put more money into their homes.

During her testimony on Tuesday, Stewart said she always wanted to open big shops within Macy's stores, but the retailer never embraced that concept. Instead, she said the merchandise in Macy's stores is just "here and there."

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That's why she said that a proposal from Penney's Johnson to create shops filled with home merchandise was appealing to her. She called Johnson a "visionary."

"We hoped this business would be growing," Stewart said. "It just boggles my mind that we're here sitting in front of you, judge."


Martha Stewart: J.C. Penney deal didn't violate Macy's contract

Home decorating and cooking expert Martha Stewart testified that striking a deal with J.C. Penney did not breach her contract to sell her home decor line exclusively at Macy's.

Home decor and food guru Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.

Stewart testified in New York State Supreme Court in a trial over whether the company she founded breached its contract to sell cookware, bedding and other items exclusively at Macy's when she inked the deal with Penney.

Stewart's appearance, which followed a lineup of other top brass including the CEOs of both Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., attracted a lot of attention from the media. So much so that the judge opened up the jury box to make room for the expanded audience, and spectators had to wait behind a roped line to enter the courtroom.

During four hours of testimony, Stewart, who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., denied Macy's allegations that she did anything unethical and said she was only looking to expand her brand.

Stewart said it's Macy's that didn't uphold its end of the agreement to try to maximize the potential of her business. She said her brand had grown to about $300 million at Macy's, but the business was now "static" at the department store chain. She said she had hoped the business would exceed $400 million.

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"We were disappointed," Stewart, 71, wearing a light brown tunic and a mini skirt, testified. "We got to a certain dollar amount and struggled and never got any further."

The trial, which began Feb. 20, centers around whether Macy's has the exclusive right to sell some Martha Stewart branded products such as cookware, bedding and bath items.

Penney signed a pact in December 2011 with Martha Stewart Living to open shops at most of its 1,100 stores by this spring. A month later, Macy's renewed its long-standing exclusive deal with Martha Stewart until 2018, then it sued both Martha Stewart Living and Penney.

Macy's is trying to block Penney's from opening the Martha Stewart shops within its stores. The company also is seeking to stop Martha Stewart from providing any designs to Penney — whether or not they carry the Martha Stewart label.

Martha Stewart and Penney are using what they believe is a loophole in the agreement between Macy's and Martha Stewart to move forward with their deal. It's a provision that allows Martha Stewart to sell some of the products that it offers in Macy's stores at Martha Stewart shops, too.

According to Martha Stewart lawyers, because the Macy's agreement doesn't specify that Martha Stewart stores have to be "stand alone" locations, the mini shops within Penney's stores would not violate the contract. Stewart said in court Tuesday that even Amazon.com could be considered a store, given that shoppers are shifting more to online buying.

"I don't think you need walls to be a store," she said.

The trial has revealed some of the drama that took place behind-the-scenes as the Martha Stewart-Penney deal came to be. During his testimony on Friday, Penney CEO Johnson rejected claims by Macy's lawyers that he plotted to push Martha Stewart to breach her deal with Macy's with the goal of eventually becoming the sole carrier of some of Stewart's products.

Johnson, who was dressed in a dark suit and striped navy tie, testified that he just wanted to get a piece of the action while helping the Martha Stewart's business grow. He also said that the expanded partnership could be good for all parties involved, including Macy's.

Macy's attorneys, meanwhile, have portrayed Stewart as someone who turned her back on a good friend, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, to broker a deal with a rival company. During testimony earlier in the trial, Lundgren, who wore a suit, said that he hung up on Stewart after she told him about the deal she'd reached with Penney. He said he hasn't spoken to her since.

"I was quite taken back by his response and when he hung up on me I was quite flabbergasted," Stewart testified Tuesday.

Stewart also testified that she couldn't discuss the impending Penney deal with Lundgren sooner because the negotiations were "confidential." But Theodore Grossman, an attorney representing Macy's, presented an email on Tuesday that showed that Stewart had discussed the idea in the summer of 2011 with Millard Drexler, CEO of the J. Crew clothing chain. Stewart called Drexler a "helpful adviser."

Stewart's testimony comes as the company she founded continues to struggle. Martha Stewart Living just finished its fifth straight year of losses. The company has also had steep sales declines.

Martha Stewart Living took a hit when Stewart was indicted in 2003 on charges that included making false statements and obstruction of justice related to a personal stock sale. She was convicted in March 2004 and was sentenced to five months in prison. After Stewart's release in March 2005, business began to recover as advertisers who had fled returned.

"I stumbled in 2003," Stewart said Tuesday, adding that "We emerged from that whole and healthy."

Still, in the past few years, Martha Stewart Living's broadcast and publishing divisions have been grappling with a shift by people to getting their recipes and food tips on the Web and on their mobile devices. As a result, the company, based in New York City, has been trying to bolster its merchandising business, which represents 30 percent of the company's annual revenue.

The biggest opportunities for Martha Stewart Living are in selling products for the home, including bedding, bath and kitchen merchandise. That's because as the housing recovery gains momentum in the economic recovery, people likely will put more money into their homes.

During her testimony on Tuesday, Stewart said she always wanted to open big shops within Macy's stores, but the retailer never embraced that concept. Instead, she said the merchandise in Macy's stores is just "here and there."

Get the Monitor Stories you care about delivered to your inbox.

That's why she said that a proposal from Penney's Johnson to create shops filled with home merchandise was appealing to her. She called Johnson a "visionary."

"We hoped this business would be growing," Stewart said. "It just boggles my mind that we're here sitting in front of you, judge."


Martha Stewart: J.C. Penney deal didn't violate Macy's contract

Home decorating and cooking expert Martha Stewart testified that striking a deal with J.C. Penney did not breach her contract to sell her home decor line exclusively at Macy's.

Home decor and food guru Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.

Stewart testified in New York State Supreme Court in a trial over whether the company she founded breached its contract to sell cookware, bedding and other items exclusively at Macy's when she inked the deal with Penney.

Stewart's appearance, which followed a lineup of other top brass including the CEOs of both Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., attracted a lot of attention from the media. So much so that the judge opened up the jury box to make room for the expanded audience, and spectators had to wait behind a roped line to enter the courtroom.

During four hours of testimony, Stewart, who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., denied Macy's allegations that she did anything unethical and said she was only looking to expand her brand.

Stewart said it's Macy's that didn't uphold its end of the agreement to try to maximize the potential of her business. She said her brand had grown to about $300 million at Macy's, but the business was now "static" at the department store chain. She said she had hoped the business would exceed $400 million.

Critical race theory: Who gets to decide what is history?

"We were disappointed," Stewart, 71, wearing a light brown tunic and a mini skirt, testified. "We got to a certain dollar amount and struggled and never got any further."

The trial, which began Feb. 20, centers around whether Macy's has the exclusive right to sell some Martha Stewart branded products such as cookware, bedding and bath items.

Penney signed a pact in December 2011 with Martha Stewart Living to open shops at most of its 1,100 stores by this spring. A month later, Macy's renewed its long-standing exclusive deal with Martha Stewart until 2018, then it sued both Martha Stewart Living and Penney.

Macy's is trying to block Penney's from opening the Martha Stewart shops within its stores. The company also is seeking to stop Martha Stewart from providing any designs to Penney — whether or not they carry the Martha Stewart label.

Martha Stewart and Penney are using what they believe is a loophole in the agreement between Macy's and Martha Stewart to move forward with their deal. It's a provision that allows Martha Stewart to sell some of the products that it offers in Macy's stores at Martha Stewart shops, too.

According to Martha Stewart lawyers, because the Macy's agreement doesn't specify that Martha Stewart stores have to be "stand alone" locations, the mini shops within Penney's stores would not violate the contract. Stewart said in court Tuesday that even Amazon.com could be considered a store, given that shoppers are shifting more to online buying.

"I don't think you need walls to be a store," she said.

The trial has revealed some of the drama that took place behind-the-scenes as the Martha Stewart-Penney deal came to be. During his testimony on Friday, Penney CEO Johnson rejected claims by Macy's lawyers that he plotted to push Martha Stewart to breach her deal with Macy's with the goal of eventually becoming the sole carrier of some of Stewart's products.

Johnson, who was dressed in a dark suit and striped navy tie, testified that he just wanted to get a piece of the action while helping the Martha Stewart's business grow. He also said that the expanded partnership could be good for all parties involved, including Macy's.

Macy's attorneys, meanwhile, have portrayed Stewart as someone who turned her back on a good friend, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, to broker a deal with a rival company. During testimony earlier in the trial, Lundgren, who wore a suit, said that he hung up on Stewart after she told him about the deal she'd reached with Penney. He said he hasn't spoken to her since.

"I was quite taken back by his response and when he hung up on me I was quite flabbergasted," Stewart testified Tuesday.

Stewart also testified that she couldn't discuss the impending Penney deal with Lundgren sooner because the negotiations were "confidential." But Theodore Grossman, an attorney representing Macy's, presented an email on Tuesday that showed that Stewart had discussed the idea in the summer of 2011 with Millard Drexler, CEO of the J. Crew clothing chain. Stewart called Drexler a "helpful adviser."

Stewart's testimony comes as the company she founded continues to struggle. Martha Stewart Living just finished its fifth straight year of losses. The company has also had steep sales declines.

Martha Stewart Living took a hit when Stewart was indicted in 2003 on charges that included making false statements and obstruction of justice related to a personal stock sale. She was convicted in March 2004 and was sentenced to five months in prison. After Stewart's release in March 2005, business began to recover as advertisers who had fled returned.

"I stumbled in 2003," Stewart said Tuesday, adding that "We emerged from that whole and healthy."

Still, in the past few years, Martha Stewart Living's broadcast and publishing divisions have been grappling with a shift by people to getting their recipes and food tips on the Web and on their mobile devices. As a result, the company, based in New York City, has been trying to bolster its merchandising business, which represents 30 percent of the company's annual revenue.

The biggest opportunities for Martha Stewart Living are in selling products for the home, including bedding, bath and kitchen merchandise. That's because as the housing recovery gains momentum in the economic recovery, people likely will put more money into their homes.

During her testimony on Tuesday, Stewart said she always wanted to open big shops within Macy's stores, but the retailer never embraced that concept. Instead, she said the merchandise in Macy's stores is just "here and there."

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That's why she said that a proposal from Penney's Johnson to create shops filled with home merchandise was appealing to her. She called Johnson a "visionary."

"We hoped this business would be growing," Stewart said. "It just boggles my mind that we're here sitting in front of you, judge."


Martha Stewart: J.C. Penney deal didn't violate Macy's contract

Home decorating and cooking expert Martha Stewart testified that striking a deal with J.C. Penney did not breach her contract to sell her home decor line exclusively at Macy's.

Home decor and food guru Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.

Stewart testified in New York State Supreme Court in a trial over whether the company she founded breached its contract to sell cookware, bedding and other items exclusively at Macy's when she inked the deal with Penney.

Stewart's appearance, which followed a lineup of other top brass including the CEOs of both Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., attracted a lot of attention from the media. So much so that the judge opened up the jury box to make room for the expanded audience, and spectators had to wait behind a roped line to enter the courtroom.

During four hours of testimony, Stewart, who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., denied Macy's allegations that she did anything unethical and said she was only looking to expand her brand.

Stewart said it's Macy's that didn't uphold its end of the agreement to try to maximize the potential of her business. She said her brand had grown to about $300 million at Macy's, but the business was now "static" at the department store chain. She said she had hoped the business would exceed $400 million.

Critical race theory: Who gets to decide what is history?

"We were disappointed," Stewart, 71, wearing a light brown tunic and a mini skirt, testified. "We got to a certain dollar amount and struggled and never got any further."

The trial, which began Feb. 20, centers around whether Macy's has the exclusive right to sell some Martha Stewart branded products such as cookware, bedding and bath items.

Penney signed a pact in December 2011 with Martha Stewart Living to open shops at most of its 1,100 stores by this spring. A month later, Macy's renewed its long-standing exclusive deal with Martha Stewart until 2018, then it sued both Martha Stewart Living and Penney.

Macy's is trying to block Penney's from opening the Martha Stewart shops within its stores. The company also is seeking to stop Martha Stewart from providing any designs to Penney — whether or not they carry the Martha Stewart label.

Martha Stewart and Penney are using what they believe is a loophole in the agreement between Macy's and Martha Stewart to move forward with their deal. It's a provision that allows Martha Stewart to sell some of the products that it offers in Macy's stores at Martha Stewart shops, too.

According to Martha Stewart lawyers, because the Macy's agreement doesn't specify that Martha Stewart stores have to be "stand alone" locations, the mini shops within Penney's stores would not violate the contract. Stewart said in court Tuesday that even Amazon.com could be considered a store, given that shoppers are shifting more to online buying.

"I don't think you need walls to be a store," she said.

The trial has revealed some of the drama that took place behind-the-scenes as the Martha Stewart-Penney deal came to be. During his testimony on Friday, Penney CEO Johnson rejected claims by Macy's lawyers that he plotted to push Martha Stewart to breach her deal with Macy's with the goal of eventually becoming the sole carrier of some of Stewart's products.

Johnson, who was dressed in a dark suit and striped navy tie, testified that he just wanted to get a piece of the action while helping the Martha Stewart's business grow. He also said that the expanded partnership could be good for all parties involved, including Macy's.

Macy's attorneys, meanwhile, have portrayed Stewart as someone who turned her back on a good friend, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, to broker a deal with a rival company. During testimony earlier in the trial, Lundgren, who wore a suit, said that he hung up on Stewart after she told him about the deal she'd reached with Penney. He said he hasn't spoken to her since.

"I was quite taken back by his response and when he hung up on me I was quite flabbergasted," Stewart testified Tuesday.

Stewart also testified that she couldn't discuss the impending Penney deal with Lundgren sooner because the negotiations were "confidential." But Theodore Grossman, an attorney representing Macy's, presented an email on Tuesday that showed that Stewart had discussed the idea in the summer of 2011 with Millard Drexler, CEO of the J. Crew clothing chain. Stewart called Drexler a "helpful adviser."

Stewart's testimony comes as the company she founded continues to struggle. Martha Stewart Living just finished its fifth straight year of losses. The company has also had steep sales declines.

Martha Stewart Living took a hit when Stewart was indicted in 2003 on charges that included making false statements and obstruction of justice related to a personal stock sale. She was convicted in March 2004 and was sentenced to five months in prison. After Stewart's release in March 2005, business began to recover as advertisers who had fled returned.

"I stumbled in 2003," Stewart said Tuesday, adding that "We emerged from that whole and healthy."

Still, in the past few years, Martha Stewart Living's broadcast and publishing divisions have been grappling with a shift by people to getting their recipes and food tips on the Web and on their mobile devices. As a result, the company, based in New York City, has been trying to bolster its merchandising business, which represents 30 percent of the company's annual revenue.

The biggest opportunities for Martha Stewart Living are in selling products for the home, including bedding, bath and kitchen merchandise. That's because as the housing recovery gains momentum in the economic recovery, people likely will put more money into their homes.

During her testimony on Tuesday, Stewart said she always wanted to open big shops within Macy's stores, but the retailer never embraced that concept. Instead, she said the merchandise in Macy's stores is just "here and there."

Get the Monitor Stories you care about delivered to your inbox.

That's why she said that a proposal from Penney's Johnson to create shops filled with home merchandise was appealing to her. She called Johnson a "visionary."

"We hoped this business would be growing," Stewart said. "It just boggles my mind that we're here sitting in front of you, judge."


Martha Stewart: J.C. Penney deal didn't violate Macy's contract

Home decorating and cooking expert Martha Stewart testified that striking a deal with J.C. Penney did not breach her contract to sell her home decor line exclusively at Macy's.

Home decor and food guru Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.

Stewart testified in New York State Supreme Court in a trial over whether the company she founded breached its contract to sell cookware, bedding and other items exclusively at Macy's when she inked the deal with Penney.

Stewart's appearance, which followed a lineup of other top brass including the CEOs of both Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., attracted a lot of attention from the media. So much so that the judge opened up the jury box to make room for the expanded audience, and spectators had to wait behind a roped line to enter the courtroom.

During four hours of testimony, Stewart, who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., denied Macy's allegations that she did anything unethical and said she was only looking to expand her brand.

Stewart said it's Macy's that didn't uphold its end of the agreement to try to maximize the potential of her business. She said her brand had grown to about $300 million at Macy's, but the business was now "static" at the department store chain. She said she had hoped the business would exceed $400 million.

Critical race theory: Who gets to decide what is history?

"We were disappointed," Stewart, 71, wearing a light brown tunic and a mini skirt, testified. "We got to a certain dollar amount and struggled and never got any further."

The trial, which began Feb. 20, centers around whether Macy's has the exclusive right to sell some Martha Stewart branded products such as cookware, bedding and bath items.

Penney signed a pact in December 2011 with Martha Stewart Living to open shops at most of its 1,100 stores by this spring. A month later, Macy's renewed its long-standing exclusive deal with Martha Stewart until 2018, then it sued both Martha Stewart Living and Penney.

Macy's is trying to block Penney's from opening the Martha Stewart shops within its stores. The company also is seeking to stop Martha Stewart from providing any designs to Penney — whether or not they carry the Martha Stewart label.

Martha Stewart and Penney are using what they believe is a loophole in the agreement between Macy's and Martha Stewart to move forward with their deal. It's a provision that allows Martha Stewart to sell some of the products that it offers in Macy's stores at Martha Stewart shops, too.

According to Martha Stewart lawyers, because the Macy's agreement doesn't specify that Martha Stewart stores have to be "stand alone" locations, the mini shops within Penney's stores would not violate the contract. Stewart said in court Tuesday that even Amazon.com could be considered a store, given that shoppers are shifting more to online buying.

"I don't think you need walls to be a store," she said.

The trial has revealed some of the drama that took place behind-the-scenes as the Martha Stewart-Penney deal came to be. During his testimony on Friday, Penney CEO Johnson rejected claims by Macy's lawyers that he plotted to push Martha Stewart to breach her deal with Macy's with the goal of eventually becoming the sole carrier of some of Stewart's products.

Johnson, who was dressed in a dark suit and striped navy tie, testified that he just wanted to get a piece of the action while helping the Martha Stewart's business grow. He also said that the expanded partnership could be good for all parties involved, including Macy's.

Macy's attorneys, meanwhile, have portrayed Stewart as someone who turned her back on a good friend, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, to broker a deal with a rival company. During testimony earlier in the trial, Lundgren, who wore a suit, said that he hung up on Stewart after she told him about the deal she'd reached with Penney. He said he hasn't spoken to her since.

"I was quite taken back by his response and when he hung up on me I was quite flabbergasted," Stewart testified Tuesday.

Stewart also testified that she couldn't discuss the impending Penney deal with Lundgren sooner because the negotiations were "confidential." But Theodore Grossman, an attorney representing Macy's, presented an email on Tuesday that showed that Stewart had discussed the idea in the summer of 2011 with Millard Drexler, CEO of the J. Crew clothing chain. Stewart called Drexler a "helpful adviser."

Stewart's testimony comes as the company she founded continues to struggle. Martha Stewart Living just finished its fifth straight year of losses. The company has also had steep sales declines.

Martha Stewart Living took a hit when Stewart was indicted in 2003 on charges that included making false statements and obstruction of justice related to a personal stock sale. She was convicted in March 2004 and was sentenced to five months in prison. After Stewart's release in March 2005, business began to recover as advertisers who had fled returned.

"I stumbled in 2003," Stewart said Tuesday, adding that "We emerged from that whole and healthy."

Still, in the past few years, Martha Stewart Living's broadcast and publishing divisions have been grappling with a shift by people to getting their recipes and food tips on the Web and on their mobile devices. As a result, the company, based in New York City, has been trying to bolster its merchandising business, which represents 30 percent of the company's annual revenue.

The biggest opportunities for Martha Stewart Living are in selling products for the home, including bedding, bath and kitchen merchandise. That's because as the housing recovery gains momentum in the economic recovery, people likely will put more money into their homes.

During her testimony on Tuesday, Stewart said she always wanted to open big shops within Macy's stores, but the retailer never embraced that concept. Instead, she said the merchandise in Macy's stores is just "here and there."

Get the Monitor Stories you care about delivered to your inbox.

That's why she said that a proposal from Penney's Johnson to create shops filled with home merchandise was appealing to her. She called Johnson a "visionary."

"We hoped this business would be growing," Stewart said. "It just boggles my mind that we're here sitting in front of you, judge."


Martha Stewart: J.C. Penney deal didn't violate Macy's contract

Home decorating and cooking expert Martha Stewart testified that striking a deal with J.C. Penney did not breach her contract to sell her home decor line exclusively at Macy's.

Home decor and food guru Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.

Stewart testified in New York State Supreme Court in a trial over whether the company she founded breached its contract to sell cookware, bedding and other items exclusively at Macy's when she inked the deal with Penney.

Stewart's appearance, which followed a lineup of other top brass including the CEOs of both Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., attracted a lot of attention from the media. So much so that the judge opened up the jury box to make room for the expanded audience, and spectators had to wait behind a roped line to enter the courtroom.

During four hours of testimony, Stewart, who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., denied Macy's allegations that she did anything unethical and said she was only looking to expand her brand.

Stewart said it's Macy's that didn't uphold its end of the agreement to try to maximize the potential of her business. She said her brand had grown to about $300 million at Macy's, but the business was now "static" at the department store chain. She said she had hoped the business would exceed $400 million.

Critical race theory: Who gets to decide what is history?

"We were disappointed," Stewart, 71, wearing a light brown tunic and a mini skirt, testified. "We got to a certain dollar amount and struggled and never got any further."

The trial, which began Feb. 20, centers around whether Macy's has the exclusive right to sell some Martha Stewart branded products such as cookware, bedding and bath items.

Penney signed a pact in December 2011 with Martha Stewart Living to open shops at most of its 1,100 stores by this spring. A month later, Macy's renewed its long-standing exclusive deal with Martha Stewart until 2018, then it sued both Martha Stewart Living and Penney.

Macy's is trying to block Penney's from opening the Martha Stewart shops within its stores. The company also is seeking to stop Martha Stewart from providing any designs to Penney — whether or not they carry the Martha Stewart label.

Martha Stewart and Penney are using what they believe is a loophole in the agreement between Macy's and Martha Stewart to move forward with their deal. It's a provision that allows Martha Stewart to sell some of the products that it offers in Macy's stores at Martha Stewart shops, too.

According to Martha Stewart lawyers, because the Macy's agreement doesn't specify that Martha Stewart stores have to be "stand alone" locations, the mini shops within Penney's stores would not violate the contract. Stewart said in court Tuesday that even Amazon.com could be considered a store, given that shoppers are shifting more to online buying.

"I don't think you need walls to be a store," she said.

The trial has revealed some of the drama that took place behind-the-scenes as the Martha Stewart-Penney deal came to be. During his testimony on Friday, Penney CEO Johnson rejected claims by Macy's lawyers that he plotted to push Martha Stewart to breach her deal with Macy's with the goal of eventually becoming the sole carrier of some of Stewart's products.

Johnson, who was dressed in a dark suit and striped navy tie, testified that he just wanted to get a piece of the action while helping the Martha Stewart's business grow. He also said that the expanded partnership could be good for all parties involved, including Macy's.

Macy's attorneys, meanwhile, have portrayed Stewart as someone who turned her back on a good friend, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, to broker a deal with a rival company. During testimony earlier in the trial, Lundgren, who wore a suit, said that he hung up on Stewart after she told him about the deal she'd reached with Penney. He said he hasn't spoken to her since.

"I was quite taken back by his response and when he hung up on me I was quite flabbergasted," Stewart testified Tuesday.

Stewart also testified that she couldn't discuss the impending Penney deal with Lundgren sooner because the negotiations were "confidential." But Theodore Grossman, an attorney representing Macy's, presented an email on Tuesday that showed that Stewart had discussed the idea in the summer of 2011 with Millard Drexler, CEO of the J. Crew clothing chain. Stewart called Drexler a "helpful adviser."

Stewart's testimony comes as the company she founded continues to struggle. Martha Stewart Living just finished its fifth straight year of losses. The company has also had steep sales declines.

Martha Stewart Living took a hit when Stewart was indicted in 2003 on charges that included making false statements and obstruction of justice related to a personal stock sale. She was convicted in March 2004 and was sentenced to five months in prison. After Stewart's release in March 2005, business began to recover as advertisers who had fled returned.

"I stumbled in 2003," Stewart said Tuesday, adding that "We emerged from that whole and healthy."

Still, in the past few years, Martha Stewart Living's broadcast and publishing divisions have been grappling with a shift by people to getting their recipes and food tips on the Web and on their mobile devices. As a result, the company, based in New York City, has been trying to bolster its merchandising business, which represents 30 percent of the company's annual revenue.

The biggest opportunities for Martha Stewart Living are in selling products for the home, including bedding, bath and kitchen merchandise. That's because as the housing recovery gains momentum in the economic recovery, people likely will put more money into their homes.

During her testimony on Tuesday, Stewart said she always wanted to open big shops within Macy's stores, but the retailer never embraced that concept. Instead, she said the merchandise in Macy's stores is just "here and there."

Get the Monitor Stories you care about delivered to your inbox.

That's why she said that a proposal from Penney's Johnson to create shops filled with home merchandise was appealing to her. She called Johnson a "visionary."

"We hoped this business would be growing," Stewart said. "It just boggles my mind that we're here sitting in front of you, judge."