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AICO to Show at Textiles Market

Martin Chapman Joins AICO Merchandising Team

PICO RIVERA, Calif.-Amini Innovation Corp. (AICO) will show its bedding collection at next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The company has taken showroom space in room 704 of 230 Fifth Ave. in New York City, which will be listed under the brand of Michael Amini, founder of AICO. The showroom “will give us betterMore »

Last updated: September 8, 2014

World Kitchen Sets Fashionable Pose in NYC

WorldKitchen_couple

NEW YORK–Fashion designer Trina Turk talked about home entertaining and created table settings for World Kitchen during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here last week. The Fashion Kitchen event, “celebrating colorful and stylish entertaining,” was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and featured three thematic tables, each set with new CW by Corningware bakeware andMore »

Last updated: September 8, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid Acquires Ignite

Contigo water bottles

ATLANTA–Newell Rubbermaid has acquired Ignite USA, maker of hydration bottles and thermal mugs, from private equity firm New Castle Partners for approximately $308 million. Ignite’s brands, Contigo and Avex, are expected to generate more than $125 million in net sales in 2014, according to Newell Rubbermaid. “We are excited to welcome the Ignite team toMore »

Last updated: September 5, 2014

Heritage Home Appoints Shine

Shine, Tim

MONTREAL–Tim Shine has joined Heritage Home Fashions as executive vice president of sales for the United States—a new position for the company. Shine will be responsible for all sales and distribution of Heritage Home Fashions brands and licenses. He has worked at WestPoint Home, along with Oneida and EB Brands, and will be based inMore »

Last updated: September 5, 2014

Vegas Gala Raises $10K for Gift for Life

Gift For Life

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market’s “Up On 10” charity gala held during its summer market raised more than $10,000 to benefit Gift For Life, the sole charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home decor industries. “Participants from the gift and home decor industries generated a tremendous amount of positive energy, while raising money for aMore »

Last updated: September 5, 2014

QVC’s U.S CEO Steps Down

Claire Watts

WEST CHESTER, Penn.–QVC’s U.S. CEO Claire Watts has resigned, effective Friday, Sept. 5, to pursue other opportunities, the retailer said yesterday. The company has not initiated a search for a successor to Watts, according to a company spokeswoman. The senior U.S. leadership team, including Doug Howe, executive vice president, merchandising and planning; Mary Campbell, executiveMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

Dallas Market Center Releases Future Dates

Dallas Market Center

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has released the dates for its Total Home & Gift Markets and International Lighting Markets through the year 2018. The market dates are consistent with its practice to follow the Atlanta market in January and lead the summer show cycle as the first market in June. “Dallas Market Center has a long-standingMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

High Point Market Authority Announces a Public Art Project

High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Authority announced that a public/private art pilot project will unfold in seven locations, including three in the Market District. The project will initially feature sculptures from local artist Charles B. “Chuck” Foster who works in time-honored materials such as granite, marble and bronze. The project calls for the artworkMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014