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Dobson to Manage Hermitage Lighting Gallery Showroom

Brad Dobson

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Brad Dobson has been named the new showroom manager at Hermitage Lighting Gallery, reporting to Jack Fleischer, president. With almost 15 years of experience in the lighting industry, mostly on the manufacturing side, Dobson has worked both at the national and local lighting levels, the company said. Dobson’s national-perspective experience includes such positions asMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Paragon Inks Deal with the Thomas Kinkade Company

Paragon Kincad

ALBERTVILLE, Ala.-Paragon has teamed up with the Thomas Kinkade Company to bring Kinkade’s signature artwork to a line of wall decor. It will launch at the January markets, including the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and Las Vegas Market. Initially, 11 pieces of work will debut and willMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

National Restaurant Association Predicts 2015 Culinary Trends

Artisan pickles are hot.

NEW YORK-The National Restaurant Association has released its “What’s Hot” report for 2015, which reports on the top culinary trends for the restaurant industry. Several familiar culinary trends continue into the new year, but as they mature, more sub-trends are surfacing, the NRA said. Environmental sustainability remains one of the hottest menu trends, the NRAMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Cost Plus to Host Downton Tea Party

Cost Plus Downton Abbey

NEW YORK-This Sunday, Dec. 7, Cost Plus World Market will celebrate its partnership with Downton Abbey with a “Do the Downton” tea party, inviting people to host a tea party or join the retailer’s online version for prizes. To participate, people have to host a tea party—with family and friends or solo—with their favorite teaMore »

Last updated: December 3, 2014

Pet-ticular Presents


The pet category is flourishing and seasonal home furnishings items such as these incorporate our love for our animals into the holidays.-Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Trade Show Preview: What’s on Tap for Atlanta this January

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

ATLANTA—For many in the industry, 2015 kicks off here, at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (Jan. 6-13) and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market (Jan. 7-10). Among the highlights is the debut of Floor 15 in AmericasMart’s Building 1, a new Home & Design collection that adds more than 100,000 square feetMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Floor Covering Industry Foundation to Hold Benefit Gala in NYC

Floor Covering Industry Foundation

NEW YORK—The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year with a benefit gala on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel here. For 30 years, the FCIF has raised funds to assist those members of the floor covering industry in the most need, helping people who experience life-alteringMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Nourison Appoints Midwest Account Executives

Jeremy Brown

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.—Nourison has named Jeremy Brown and Christopher Wozniak as account executives for the Midwest region. Brown will manage and develop business for Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa in the U.S., along with Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada, while Wozniak will handle the Illinois and Wisconsin territory. Both men report to WilliamMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014