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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

Mauviel Sponsors Bocuse d’Or 2015

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NEW CASTLE, Del.–Mauviel 1830 has become a main sponsor of the Bocuse d’Or 2015 World Finale, which takes place on Jan. 27-28, 2015. Bocuse d’Or is one of the world’s most prestigious culinary competitions in the world. Every two years, the final of the Bocuse d’Or contest is held in Lyon, France, the home cityMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Wolfgang Puck Coffee to Move Single-Serve Cups from Keurig to RealCup

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Wolfgang Puck Coffee will transition its Keurig K-Cup-compatible coffee capsules to the RealCup single-serve capsules beginning in 2015, as part of the celebrity chef’s brand relaunch. Starting early next year, Wolfgang Puck Coffee roasts and blends will appear in RealCup capsules in multiple retail channels. The initial launch will involve four blends: Rodeo Drive,More »

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 has opened 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, in addition to managementMore »

Last updated: December 18, 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