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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

StyleCraft to Launch Harp & Finial at Las Vegas Market

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SOUTHHAVEN, Miss.–StyleCraft Home Collection has teamed up with retail veterans Jay and Christine Howard to create a new fashion-forward brand called Harp & Finial, which will launch at next month’s Las Vegas Market. The brand will also have its own 2,800-square-foot showroom, A-348. Harp & Finial’s line will be divided among five fashion-forward looks—tailored, modern,More »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Hinkley to Unveil 350 Designs, Largest Catalog

Hinkley to Launch Rock-N-Roll Anniversary Event

CLEVELAND—At next month’s Dallas International Lighting Market, Hinkley Lighting will unveil more than 350 lighting designs, along with its largest and most innovative catalog in the company’s 93-year history. The 2015-2016 catalog is 764 pages; the 2013-2014 catalog was 620 pages. The company will also host its annual Hinkley Rocks cocktail party on Friday, Jan.More »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Raymour & Flanigan Selects TD Bank for Credit Card Program

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MAHWAH, N.J.–TD Bank announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide a new branded private label credit card program for Raymour & Flanigan Furniture. The new Raymour & Flanigan card launched this week in the family-owned retailer’s 94 full-line showrooms, 11 clearance centers and online business. Under the agreement, TD’s Retail CardMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Vitamix Debuts ‘Engineered to Change Your Life’ Campaign

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CLEVELAND-Vitamix has launched the “Engineered to Change Your Life” campaign, a fully integrated marketing and advertising campaign that includes television, digital, social media and print. The new effort presents stories revolving around how Vitamix blenders can play a role in helping consumers improve their health and well-being. Four commercials and digital videos address what theMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014