IHRA’s Grob to Receive Gift For Life Award

John Grob

ROSEMONT, Ill.-John Grob, chairman of the International Housewares Representatives Association, will receive the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award from Gift for Life during the organization’s Party for Life on Feb. 2 in New York City. Grob is the founder of J. Grob Associates, whose lines include upscale housewares and gift supplies. He is a memberMore »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

TD Bank Teams with Mor Furniture for Less


MAHWAH, N.J.-TD Bank said it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide a new branded private label credit card program for Mor Furniture for Less, the San Diego-based retailer. The card will launch this month at the chain’s 29 full-line furniture stores and its online business. TD’s Retail Card Services division will direct all facetsMore »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

Entries open for ICON Honors

ICON Honors

ATLANTA-Nominations for ICON Honors 2015 are open now through March 16. The awards are produced by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association and Progressive Business Media. Nominations can be made online at The ICON Honors, entering its sixth year, recognizes innovation, contribution, branding and achievement the home and giftMore »

Last updated: January 26, 2015

Walmart to Open 11 Supercenters Across Canada

Walmart Canada to Invest $450 Million in New Stores, DCs in New Fiscal Year

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Walmart Canada said it will open 11 supercenters across Canada by Jan. 29. The first six grand-opened yesterday—two on Prince Edward Island, one in Nova Scotia, one in Saskatchewan, one in Alberta and one in British Columbia. Five more will open on the 29th—two in Ontario, one in Quebec, on in Manitoba and oneMore »

Last updated: January 23, 2015

Libbey Unveils ‘Own the Moment’ Corporate Strategy


TOLEDO, Ohio-Libbey introduced a new corporate strategy, called “Own the Moment,” at its 2015 Investor Day in New York City this morning. The corporate goals for “Own the Moment” include growing Libbey’s business by from 4 to 6 percent a year, with the target of achieving in excess of $1 billion in annual revenue byMore »

Last updated: January 23, 2015

NY Now Offers New App, Help for First-Time Buyers

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- A new buyer promotion and a revamped mobile application will be offered at NY Now, which kicks off at the end of this month. Pre-Market, a free NY Now orientation webinar is available, on-demand, to help first-time attendees make efficient and effective use of their time at market. Subjects will include planning,More »

Last updated: January 23, 2015

Domotex Design Winners in Spotlight

Wool and Silk

HANNOVER, Germany-The 10th annual Carpet Design Awards were recently presented at Domotex, and included eight categories, as well as the one design most liked by Domotex visitors. The awards recognize exceptionally well-designed, high-quality handmade carpets, and for the first time this year were staged under the umbrella of Innovations@Domotex. The winning rug designs included suchMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2015

Family Dollar Opts for Dollar Tree over Dollar General

Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C.-Family Dollar shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company’s proposed merger with Dollar Tree, turning down Dollar General’s proposal to acquire its rival in a special Family Dollar shareholder vote held today. Based on a preliminary count of the votes cast, the vote in favor of the Dollar Tree deal represented 89 percent of theMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015