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Las Vegas Market Adds Summer Classics

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LAS VEGAS–Casual furniture manufacturer Summer Classics has signed a long-term lease for a 13,500-square-foot permanent showroom at the Las Vegas Market starting in August 2015, in concert with the launch of two dedicated floors of casual/outdoor products. “Las Vegas Market gives us an ideal opportunity to grow our business,” said CEO William “Bew” White III.More »

Last updated: October 30, 2014

AmericasMart Enhances January Markets

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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

CIT: Middle-Market Execs More Optimistic

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NEW YORK-Middle-market executives have a positive outlook for their businesses, according to CIT Group’s annual “Voice of the Middle Market” study. Sixty-three percent of the executives who responded to CIT’s survey said their companies are better off now than they were last year, while 62 percent expect to increase the size of their work forcesMore »

Last updated: October 30, 2014

Sensio Debuts Skinnygirl by Bella Brand

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NEW YORK-Sensio is launching the Skinnygirl by Bella brand of small kitchen appliances in a co-branding effort with Bethenny Frankel, the chef, author and television star. The new collection will launch with the Skinnygirl by Bella 700 Watt Personal Extraction Blender, which is scheduled to be featured on QVC on Nov. 9, during the broadcastMore »

Last updated: October 30, 2014

Keurig, Supervalu Team for Java Delight Coffee

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WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain has partnered with Supervalu, the grocery wholesaler and retailer, for a line of K-Cup coffee packs branded under Java Delight. The new packs will be offered in Supervalu’s company stores, which include Cub Foods, Hornbacher’s, Shop ‘n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy and Farm Fresh. They will also be available inMore »

Last updated: October 30, 2014

Duralex’s OvenChef Named to This Old House Best Products List

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NEW YORK–This Old House has named Duralex’s OvenChef glass baking dishes to the magazine’s annual The TOH Top 100, a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The list encompasses seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Building Products, Outdoor Living, Home Tech and Finishing Touches. Featured in the November/December issue, each winningMore »

Last updated: October 30, 2014

Consumer Confidence Rises; Holiday Shoppers Likely to Spend More

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NEW YORK-Two studies point to a healthy holiday shopping season this year. The consumer confidence index, which had fallen in September, rebounded by rising 5.5 points to 94.5 in October, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator. Also, a survey by Deloitte found that shoppers are optimistic about the U.S. economy andMore »

Last updated: October 29, 2014

Ikea Picks New Head of Canada Operation

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BURLINGTON, Ontario-Stefan Sjöstrand has been named president of Ikea’s Canadian organization. Sjöstrand is a company veteran, having been with the home furnishings retailer for the last eight years. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of Ikea France. He began his new role leading the Canadian operation in September. Sjöstrand began his career withMore »

Last updated: October 29, 2014