Author Archives: David Gill

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Blog: Levine’s Dilemma

Howard Levine

Howard Levine, chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, apparently had a choice to make last week. Under Family Dollar’s agreement to be acquired by Dollar Tree, Levine would stay on as head of Family Dollar, reporting to Dollar Tree’s CEO, Bob Sasser. If Dollar General won the bidding for its dollar-store rival, Rick Dreiling, itsMore »

Last updated: August 26, 2014

Food for Thought

Oggi

Health has become a prime driver in purchases of food-storage products By David Gill In choosing food-storage products, consumers are voting (with their dollars) for options that are healthy, according to marketers of these products on both the vendor and retail sides. By “healthy,” the marketers mean products that use materials other than plastics, suchMore »

Last updated: July 24, 2014

Now Takes Manhattan

Mari et Terra

Celebrating the first anniversary of its new format, NY Now is ready for business this month By David Gill One year ago, the New York International Gift Fair officially transformed into NY Now, the Market for Home + Lifestyle. This month’s anniversary show is on track to continue the momentum generated by both the firstMore »

Last updated: July 24, 2014

Cedarlane: Science in Cooking

Cedarlane

By David Gill The launch, earlier this year, of the Bellini Kitchen Master has been an important step for Canada-based Cedarlane in its journey from the laboratory to the kitchen. In business for 27 years, Cedarlane has been a factor in the life-sciences industry. It specializes in reagent manufacturing, custom laboratory services, laboratory research, freightMore »

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Innocor: Founded on Innovation

Sleep Plush

A new basic-bedding firm launches from the merger of Sleep Innovations and Flexible Foam By David Gill A new player in the basic-bedding industry has been born of the merger between Sleep Innovations and Flexible Foam Products. The company is called Innocor Inc., and—according to a statement from the newly minted manufacturer—is the second largestMore »

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Blog: Don’t Miss the Future

Surtex 2014

This year’s Surtex, the trade show that links original art and design with home decor vendors, could rank among the most important editions in the show’s history. The key reason is that this year’s show will place a very bright spotlight on technology in design. The show’s ReSource Hub, making its fourth appearance this year,More »

Last updated: May 14, 2014

Bon-Ton’s Fall Home Looks: Luxury and Casual

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By David Gill At a special event last month, The Bon-Ton Stores introduced several of its exclusive collections for autumn of this year, two of which consist of home products. The event was held in New York City, near the home textiles showroom buildings. Each of the two home collections have different target customers inMore »

Last updated: April 30, 2014