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Zilinskas Leaves Meyer; Johnston Named Managing Director

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VALLEJO, Calif.—Jay Zilinskas has left Meyer Corporation U.S. after more than 20 years to pursue other opportunities, the company said. He will be succeeded as managing director by Darrin Johnston, currently senior vice president of sales for Meyer, U.S., effective Jan. 1. Johnston will report to Mitchell Loring, president of Meyer Corporation U.S. “Jay wasMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Foremost Groups Launching Furniture Line at Las Vegas Market

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LAS VEGAS–Foremost Groups is launching an indoor furniture brand called Craft + Main at the Las Vegas Winter Market scheduled for Jan. 18-22. Craft + Main marks the first time Foremost Groups—a direct manufacturing company—will launch a full line of case goods under its own brand. “Our goal with Craft + Main was to takeMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Generation Brands Hires Mark Gorog as New Head of Customer Service

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SKOKIE, Ill.—Generation Brands, the parent company of Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, has appointed Mark Gorog as the new director of customer service. Most recently, Gorog was director of customer service for Protective Life Corporation, where he directed all customer service support functions and led the design and implementation ofMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Serta to Donate to Fisher House Foundation

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Serta will give $50,000 in product and monetary donations to Fisher House Foundation, which runs a network of homes where military and veterans families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. The initiative, called the “Serta Comfort Tour,” is part of the first year of the mattressMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Hudson’s Bay Tabs Storch as CEO

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TORONTO-Gerald Storch, former chairman and CEO of Toys “R” Us and former vice chairman of Target, will become CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. on Jan. 6. Storch will succeed Richard Baker, who will continue as the retailer’s governor and will become executive chairman. Together, Baker and Storch will comprise the Office of the Chairman. WhenMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Polder Expands to the United Kingdom

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OXFORD, Conn.–Polder Housewares announced today the opening of its operations in the United Kingdom. The company said it will offer warehousing of its products and a full sales and customer service capability to the U.K. wholesale market beginning in Jan. 2015. Polder’s warehousing and customer service team will be based in the south of London,More »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Room & Board Opens Second NYC Store

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NEW YORK–Room & Board, the Minneapolis-based retailer that specializes in modern, American-made furniture, opened a store in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday. The 48,000-square-foot store at 235 West 18th Street is the company’s second store in Manhattan. The chain’s other New York store is in Soho. The new store is located in the originalMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Las Vegas Market Announces Seminars for Winter 2015

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LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Winter Market, scheduled for Jan. 18-22, rings in the new year with a formidable series of original programming designed to appeal to designers, buyers and retailers. “Our goal is to offer valuable programming that attendees can’t find elsewhere,” said Scott Eckman, chief marketing and strategy officer of International Market Centers. “We lookMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014