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Twin Star to Open Chinese Warehouse

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla.–Twin-Star International plans to open its first Far East warehouse to support its Sharetainer sales program, which allows retailers to mix their direct container shipments with a larger variety of Twin Star products, which range from electric heaters and fireplaces to wine coolers. The warehouse, based in Dalishan, Guandong Province, China, will beginMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014

Tommy Hilfiger Home Hosts High Line Event

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NEW YORK–The stars were out last night—both the celeb version as well as the ones in the sky—as the second-annual High Line Art Dinner took place outdoors, underwritten by Tommy Hilfiger Home and hosted by Friends of the High Line. More than 200 guests attended the event, including Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, artists Jeff KoonsMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Pier 1 Q2 Net Nearly Halved

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FORT WORTH, Texas-Second-quarter net income for Pier 1 Imports fell 48.6 percent to $9.2 million, as increased expenses trumped a gain in sales. Selling, general and administrative expenses in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 30, jumped 10 percent in dollars and 120 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 32.2 percent. Gross marginMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Ellery Teams with Blissliving on Licensed Line

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ROCKVILLE, Md.-Ellery HomeStyles has reached an agreement with Blissliving Home to produce a licensed line of home textiles under the Blissliving Home label. The line will include duvets, comforters, coverlets, quilts, decorative pillows, throws, blankets and soft window treatments. The first new products will be presented at the March 2015 New York Home Fashions Market,More »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market Commits to Merchandise Mart

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CHICAGO–The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market said it has renewed its contract with the Merchandise Mart to hold its trade show there for the next eight years. “We are enthusiastic about the synergy of renewing our partnership with the Merchandise Mart,” said Ward Usmar, ICFA chairman and senior vice president of TUUCI. “The entireMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Burlington Names Cooper, McNamara to Board

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BURLINGTON, N.J.-Frank Cooper III, chief marketing officer, global consumer engagement for PepsiCo’s Global Beverages Group, and William McNamara, former chairman and CEO of Macy’s Midwest, have joined the Burlington Stores board of directors. Cooper has served in his current role with PepsiCo since January 2010. His career also includes executive positions with America Online, UrbanMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Sitara Designs Looks to Make Market Debut

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STAMFORD, Conn.–Sitara Designs, a company that imports handcrafted gifts and accessories made by artisans in India, is entering the wholesale gift, accessories and collectibles market. Sitara Designs is making its marketplace debut with a collection of handcrafted leather gifts and accessories, such as animal-shaped piggy banks, key chains, luggage tags and iPad cases. The company’sMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Lladró Rolls Out New Image Campaign

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NEW YORK–Spanish porcelain maker Lladró is launching a worldwide image campaign that summons the “magic of memories” in a new advertising and visual displays. The campaign places Lladró’s porcelain pieces in magical and surprising backgrounds, such as a forest or a canal, meant to evoke an emotional connection between the porcelain and the memories itMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014