Casabella Partners with Cleaning Guru Blogger for Floor Cleaning Survey


CONGERS, N.Y.–Casabella, maker of cleaning and kitchen tools, teamed up with and its founder Becky Rapinchuk for a recently completed promotion that polled the cleaning blog’s readers about their floor cleaning habits. Readers also had the chance to win a $100 shopping spree on The survey addressed issues such as what is theMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group Ranks Grow

Gourmet Catalog

DALLAS–Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group said it has welcomed 42 new store member locations this year. The new store members are located all across the country, from Alaska to North Carolina. “We are so grateful to welcome these 31 new store owners to the GC family,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet CatalogMore »

Last updated: November 4, 2014

Progressive Business Media Acquires HFN and Related Print and Digital Properties


NEW YORK – HFN the most prestigious and longest-running business magazine for the home furnishings and housewares industry has been purchased by Progressive Business Media. The brand joins the PBM portfolio of business media properties specializing in the home industry, including Furniture/Today, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living, Home Accents Today, and Gifts & DecorativeMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Artisan Resource Adopts New Date Pattern

Artisan Resource

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Artisan Resource will adopt a new Sunday-Wednesday (February 1-4) date pattern this winter, and, as previously reported, will move to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Artisan Resource, which runs concurrently with NY Now, offers U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers, wholesalers and designers the opportunity to meet with international artisanalMore »

Last updated: November 3, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid Q3 Sales Edge Up

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid posted net sales of $1.5 billion in its fiscal third quarter, up 1.3 percent from last year’s third quarter, in what President and CEO Michael Polk characterized as a “solid” performance. Net income in the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30, fell 36.7 percent to $122.3 million. Last year’s third quarter included netMore »

Last updated: October 31, 2014

The Grommet Wholesale Makes its Dallas Debut This January

Grommet Wholesale

DALLAS–The Grommet Wholesale, a platform for launching new and innovative products, will debut at Dallas Market Center this January at the Dallas Temp Show, Jan. 15-18, which is during Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, 2015. The Grommet’s mission is to launch undiscovered products and help them succeed. It has launched more than 2,000More »

Last updated: October 31, 2014

Hamilton Beach Q3 Net Falls 19.1 Percent

Hamilton Beach

CLEVELAND-The absence of a pretax benefit, which was included in last year’s third quarter, led Hamilton Beach to a 19.1 percent decrease in third-quarter net income this year, to $6 million. The benefit in last year’s third quarter was related to a commitment by a third party (unnamed in a statement by NACCO Industries, HamiltonMore »

Last updated: October 30, 2014

AmericasMart Enhances January Markets


ATLANTA–This January, the AmericasMart campus will have an enhanced experience for attendees, including a new Designer Workspace, a new Floor 6 bridge between buildings 1 and 2, and a new cafe in Building 2. These enhancements, along with strategic expansions in key product categories, will be seen at the Atlanta International Gift and Home FurnishingsMore »

Last updated: October 30, 2014