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Q Squared Creates European Marketing Plan

Q Squared

NEW YORK-Melamine maker Q Squared NYC has established marketing and distribution offices in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a larger global expansion strategy. The company has formed a strategic partnership with European housewares industry veterans. Claus Winkelmann, Heiko Haase, Andreas Book and Gabrielle Block are partners in this new venture, Q Squared NYC GmbH &More »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

Surya to Unveil Outdoor Offerings at Casual Market

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CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya is set to introduce a significantly expanded outdoor product offering at the 2014 International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, to be held Sept. 16-19 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Featuring a range of coordinating accessories across multiple categories along with high-performance materials, the new offerings are designed to make it easy forMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

American Woods to Enter U.S. Market

American Woods

NEW YORK-American Woods Global Brands, a distributor of luxury home textiles based in India, will launch its product lines in the U.S. market during next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The line will be showcased in the showroom of Sparkk Home, at 295 Fifth Ave., room 1421 here. It will include cotton and polyesterMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

Manila Fame to Highlight Asian Craftsmanship

Manila FAME

PASAY CITY, Philippines–The 60th edition of Manila Fame, the Asian design and lifestyle trade show slated to take place next month, will revolve around three segments: Soulcrafts, Luxe and Gen C. Soulcrafts focuses on handcrafted items reflecting the heritage and history of the Filipino craftsmen. Luxe includes limited-edition and premium items that cater to aMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

Iittala to Set the Table at NYC Nordic Festival

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NEW YORK–Finnish tabletop brand iittala has partnered with Honest Cooking Media to become the official dinnerware sponsor for the second annual North Nordic Food Festival, to be held in New York City this month. The festival is a celebration of Nordic cuisine and culinary philosophy produced and hosted by Honest Cooking Media. It will includeMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

Dollar General: We’re Still In It for Family Dollar

Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.-After once again being rejected by Family Dollar’s board in its ongoing effort to acquire its rival, Dollar General said on Friday that it “remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar, and is currently evaluating its next steps.” Dollar General said this in a brief statement after Family Dollar announced that its board turned downMore »

Last updated: September 8, 2014

Electrolux in Agreement to Buy GE Appliances

Electrolux

STOCKHOLM-Electrolux and General Electric have swung a deal whereby Electrolux will acquire GE’s appliance business for $3.3 billion. According to a joint statement from the two companies, the acquisition—described by Keith McLoughlin, Electrolux’s president and CEO, as “our largest ever”—will close on an unspecified date in 2015. It is expected to bolster Electrolux’s global applianceMore »

Last updated: September 8, 2014