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MSLO Posts First Q2 Profit Since 2008

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NEW YORK-For the first time in six years, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) reported net income in a second quarter, posting $1.8 million in the quarter ending on June 30. Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, said the black bottom line owed to the company’s focus on managing expenses “without in any way sacrificing our high-quality contentMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

RenWil Adds Product, People and New Showrooms

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LAS VEGAS—Montreal-based company RenWil added 450 new products to its lineup at Las Vegas Market this week, including about 75 items in its new rug category, which first launched in January. The company, which offers wall decor, mirrors and lighting, also added a new lifestyle group called Lost in Paradise, which has a tropical feel.More »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Promos Paying Off for California Gift Show

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LOS ANGELES–Urban Expositions said its efforts to revitalize the California Gift Show have begun to pay off. The summer edition of the show, which wrapped up here last week, included many new initiatives and attracted “thousands” of attendees from Southern California and other western states, the company said. “There’s little question that retailers come toMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

Lugannani to Head Gift Leasing in Dallas

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DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has appointed Jim Lugannani vice president of gift leasing, responsible for leading the luxury gift, tableware, housewares and general gift categories as well as maximizing opportunities between permanent and temporary exhibitors. He succeeds Eileen Lunning, who left the company, and reports to Robbin Wells, executive vice president of leasing at Dallas MarketMore »

Last updated: July 29, 2014

ART Savings Offered in Vegas

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Fifteen exhibitors—including new vendors in Las Vegas, Go Home and Selamat—will participate in Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program at Las Vegas Market this week. Member retailers are able to take advantage of these promotions and services, listed below, when they show their ART card at the time of ordering. Couture Lamps (C-496A): 10More »

Last updated: July 29, 2014

Speakers Sought for High Point Market

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is now accepting submissions for speakers in its Retailer Resource Center (RRC) at High Point Market in October. Seminars are scheduled Oct. 18-21. Popular seminar topics include digital/online and mobile strategies, social media, advertising and marketing, sales and sales training, retail operations and logistics, retail trends andMore »

Last updated: July 29, 2014

Las Vegas Market Readies Floor Expansion Plans

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LAS VEGAS–Phase three of Las Vegas Market’s strategic growth plan to position itself as the leading buying platform for furniture, home decor and gift in the western United States will be implemented at next summer’s Market, said International Market Centers, which owns and operates the show. Highlights of the phase three transformation include the launchMore »

Last updated: July 28, 2014

Goodness Prevails in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS–Five home furnishings companies have been selected as winners of the third semi-annual Global Goodness Awards, recognizing eco-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible activities, to be presented this week at Las Vegas Market. The winners are Banded, Distinctly Himalayan, Naturepedic, Phillips Collection and Surya. They were selected based on integration of sustainable and socially responsibleMore »

Last updated: July 28, 2014