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ELK’s Dimond Lighting and Lazy Susan to Merge

ELK Group International

NESQUEHONING, Pa.–Two of ELK Group International’s brands—Dimond Lighting and Lazy Susan—will begin the transition into a single brand called Dimond Home. The move will combine the strengths of both companies to become a single-source provider of designer lighting, home decor and accent furniture, ELK said in a statement. Eventually, the two brands will have consolidatedMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid to Open Global E-commerce Hub in NYC

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid said it will create a global e-commerce office in New York City by the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2015. According to a company statement, the office is intended to expand Newell Rubbermaid’s e-commerce business and accelerate the company’s online revenue growth throughout the world. Mark Tarchetti, the company’s chief developmentMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2014

26th Annual ARTS Awards Gala Shifts to Friday

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–This upcoming ARTS Awards, presented by ART and Dallas Market Center, will take place on Friday, Jan. 16, rather than the traditional Saturday date pattern. The awards take place each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and recognize top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives worldwide. “We shifted the ARTS Awards toMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2014

Company C to Support Breast Cancer Org

Company C

CONCORD, N.H.–During High Point Market, Company C will raise money for the Pretty In Pink Foundation (PIPF), a North Carolina-based breast cancer organization that offers uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients financial assistance. Company C will have a photo booth set up on the mezzanine level of the Suites at Market Square, and attendees areMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2014

Home Furnishings Lends Support to Traditional Home Awards

Barbara Walters

NEW YORK–Home furnishings companies Lenox, Henredon and Hickory Chair will be among the sponsors of Traditional Home magazine’s Classic Woman Awards here next month, where Barbara Walters will be among the presenters. The magazine will honor five women for their significant charitable efforts and grant its first-ever Lifetime Achievement and Design Trailblazer awards, to designerMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2014

Bed Bath Q2 Net Dives 10.2 Percent

Bed Bath & Beyond Net Edges Up 1.8 Percent in Sluggish Q3

UNION, N.J.-Second-quarter net income for Bed Bath & Beyond dropped 10.2 percent to $224 million, as increased costs trumped a modest sales gain. In a conference call yesterday to financial analysts about the quarter, which ended on Aug. 30, Steven Temares, Bed Bath’s CEO, said a major portion of these added expenses involved technology, asMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

Deloitte: Holiday Sales Heading Up

Deloitte: Warehouse Clubs Will Top Other Channels in Consumer-Products Sales Growth

NEW YORK-A modest gain in retail sales for the coming holidays is in the offing, according to a forecast from Deloitte, the retail consulting firm. The company said holiday sales should rise by from 4 to 4.5 percent over last year’s holidays, reaching between $981 billion and $986 billion. Deloitte’s measure encompasses retail sales forMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

Curtis Joins Oggi USA; Murphy to Retire

Oggi Returns to Dallas Market Center

ANAHEIM, Calif.–Housewares company Oggi Corp. has appointed Stephen Curtis as national sales manager, where on Jan. 1, 2015, he will assume the duties and responsibilities of Richard Murphy, director of sales and marketing, who is retiring at the end of the year. Curtis has an extensive background in the home, housewares and tabletop industries, andMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014