Beleaguered teen retailer Wet Seal sparked a social-media firestorm among its workers after some learned that their stores were closing down with apparently little warning. Photos of handwritten signs taped up at some Wet Seal storefronts with hashtags such as #ForgetWetSeal and
Linens & More for Less, a new retailer based in Brookfield, Ohio, is set to debut its first store on July 23 in Warren, Ohio, according to the Dayton Business Journal. Fred Mershad, the former CEO of Elder-Beerman Stores Co., will serve as the companys CEO. Mershad said the new retailer will open six stores before the end of the year, including a 30,000-sq.-ft. location inside the Dayton Mall, which will open on Sept. 23. Linens & More for Less will specialize in kitchen, bedroom and bathroom merchandise, offering 28 lines of cookware and more than 150 patterns of comforters.