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Therapedic Partners with Tommy Bahama

Therapedic

PRINCETON, N.J.-Therapedic International has signed an exclusive license agreement with Tommy Bahama, the island-inspired lifestyle brand, for a mattress collection that will be unveiled at Las Vegas Market in January. The agreement marks Tommy Bahama’s first venture into mattresses. The brand already appears on home products ranging from bed ensembles to indoor and outdoor furniture,More »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Helen of Troy Q2 Net Drops 19.2 Percent

HelenOfTroy

EL PASO, Texas-Flat sales and a spike in expenses cut away 19.2 percent of Helen of Troy’s second-quarter net income, which totaled $18.8 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 31, were $319.9 million, up a mere 0.1 percent. In a conference call to industry analysts yesterday, Helen of Troy’s chief financialMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

NRF: Retail Imports Will Set Record in October

NRF

WASHINGTON-Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is projected to set a new monthly record in October, as retailers make a push to get inventory on their shelves for the holidays, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Import volume at theMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

J.C. Penney to Intensify Promotions in Home

Liz Sweney

NEW YORK-Having restored promotions with its relaunch of its home business in March, J.C. Penney will ramp up promotions in home going forward, company executives said at yesterday’s meeting with financial analysts. Restoring and accelerating promotions are major parts of the retailer’s effort to realize the opportunity to increase home-department sales by $750 million overMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

ICSC: Holiday Sales to Rise 4 Percent

Holiday Shoppers Out in Force This Past Weekend

NEW YORK-In a forecast similar to one released by the National Retail Federation on Tuesday, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) said it expects U.S. retail sales during the November-December shopping period to increase by 4 percent. If achieved, this increase would be the strongest gain in three years, ICSC said. The council estimatedMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Reverie to Open High Point Showroom

Reverie

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.-Reverie, the adjustable bed manufacturer, will open its first permanent High Point showroom during the upcoming market, Oct. 18-23. Located in room D-1110 of the International Home Furnishings Center, the showroom measures 2,000 square feet. It will have a similar look and feel to the company’s show space in Las Vegas, and willMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Keurig to Offer W.B. Mason’s Shazam Coffee

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-In the latest of a series of agreements expanding its K-Cup brand offerings, Keurig Green Mountain has formed a multiyear partnership with office-products dealer W.B. Mason for a line of K-Cup packs with W.B. Mason’s Shazam coffee. The Shazam line will be the first addition to the Keurig brand family from an authorized KeurigMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Capresso Debuts CoffeeTeam Pro Therm

The CoffeeTeam Pro Therm

CLOSTER, N.J.-Capresso has introduced the CoffeeTeam Pro Therm, which it describes as the first thermal bean-to-carafe coffeemaker with a removable bean container, removable burrs and a patent-pending dispenser that improves the flow of ground coffee into the filter. The CoffeeTeam Pro Therm comes with a stainless steel exterior and has a capacity for 10 cups.More »

Last updated: October 9, 2014