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Allison Zisko

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New Temp Layout for Dallas

Temps On 12

DALLAS-Buyers will be greeted with a new layout for Temps on 12 at the Total Home & Gift Market here in June, as the American Made Show debuts on World Trade Center 13th floor. Dallas Temps on 12 have been reinvented to merge multiple categories on one floor, creating a pinwheel layout with displays, eventsMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Nominees Announced for NAHFA Retailer of Year Award

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.-The North American Home Furnishings Association has announced 15 nominees for its 2015 Retailer of the Year award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers. NAHFA members in good standing were nominated by members of the home furnishings industry based on their exemplary service to the industryMore »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

Housewares Show Sold Out

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show sold out in late December, more than 10 weeks before opening day, according to the International Housewares Association, the show’s owner and operator. The show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. “This is the earliest theMore »

Last updated: January 16, 2015

NY Now Announces Eco Choice Award Winners

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Three products exhibiting at NY Now later this month have won Eco Choice Awards. Two fair-trade companies importing from Mexico and India—Tilonia (for Xaquixe Glass Carboy and Glasses) and Sustainable Threads (for a cruelty-free, organic silk throw)—are winners of most sensitive use of materials and most saleable categories respectively, while Massachusetts-based Look AtMore »

Last updated: January 16, 2015

Bloomingdale’s Laneve to Retire; Leppo to Succeed

Dan Leppo

NEW YORK-Joe Laneve, Bloomingdale’s executive vice president/GMM of home, announced plans to retire in a few weeks, after 21 years with the retailer. Following Laneve’s departure on Feb. 28, Dan Leppo, current senior vice president for the metro region, will be promoted to senior vice president/GMM of home, reporting to Tony Spring, Bloomingdale’s chairman andMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Umbra Celebrates 35 Years with Design-Hub Store

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TORONTO-To commemorate its 35th anniversary, Umbra will open its reinvented store on Jan. 22 in the Queen West District here. The Umbra store will serve as a design hub, containing a multimedia studio, meeting space and showroom where customers will be able to shop for innovative home accessories, all created by Umbra’s in-house design team.More »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Wayfair to Honor Emerging Interior Designers

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BOSTON-Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) has debuted its Trade Tastemaker Awards to honor the top emerging talent in interior design across a range of aesthetics. Wayfair will name one design professional as the 2015 Designer of the Year and recognize one top designer in each of the following categories: Rising Star, Best Design Innovator, Best Use ofMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Las Vegas Market Enhances Temp Exhibits

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LAS VEGAS-An influx of new and returning Las Vegas Market exhibitors is enhancing the temporary sections of the show, specifically in the specialty tabletop, better home decor, handmade and personal care categories, according to show owner International Market Centers. The show begins on Sunday. In addition, temporary furniture exhibits on B2 are sold-out, and giftMore »

Last updated: January 13, 2015