Ethan Allen Net Dives in Q2

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DANBURY, Conn.-As it continues to transition its product offerings, Ethan Allen Interiors reported a 13.1 percent drop in second-quarter net income, to $10 million. A company statement said the introduction of more than 600 product offerings in the fiscal first half led to a selloff in floor inventory, which affected retail sales and gross margins.More »

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Empire Today to Open First-Ever Retail Stores

Empire’s new Commack, N.Y., store

NEW YORK-Empire Today, the flooring company that offers products to consumers through in-home sales and consultations, will soon open its first-ever retail stores—one in Fairfax, Va., and the other two on Long Island, in Commack and Westbury, N.Y. Also known as Empire Carpet, the company is familiar to many consumers through its television commercials andMore »

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Surtex Tabs designext Judges


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Surtex has picked a panel of design professionals to judge the designext competition at its next show, this coming May. The judges are Nancy Fire, founder and creative director of Design Works International; Ronnie Gold, vice president of design for Home Accent Fabrics; David Laubach, design director for Avanti Press; Bryan Parker, viceMore »

Last updated: January 28, 2015

KitchenAid Forms Global Premium Blender Unit


BENTON HARBOR, Mich.-KitchenAid has created a global business unit that will focus on the high-performance blender category. As defined by Kay Oswald, the brand’s global business unit director for blenders, this category (called “super premium blenders” in a KitchenAid statement) consists of products that come with a suggested retail price of from $299 and up.More »

Last updated: January 27, 2015

Milligan, Western Digital CEO, Joins Ross Stores Board

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DUBLIN, Calif.-Ross Stores has elected Stephen Milligan, president and CEO of Western Digital Corp., to its board of directors. Milligan was with Western Digital from 2202 to 2007 in executive roles including chief financial officer. He joined Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in 2007 as chief financial officer, and became Hitachi’s CEO in 2009. When WesternMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2015

Blendtec’s Markham Receives SAMY Award


OREM, Utah-Bill Markham, vice president of worldwide retail sales at Blendtec, has been honored with the Sales and Marketing Executives of the Year (SAMY) award by Utah Business Magazine. The award recognizes members and leaders of sales teams “who not only succeed individually, but who also help propel their companies to excellence,” said a BlendtecMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2015

Surya Receives Best Of Houzz Award for Second Straight Year


CALHOUN, Ga.—Surya has received a Best of Houzz 2015 award in the Design category from Houzz, the online home remodeling and design platform. The honor is Surya’s second consecutive award from Houzz in this category. Surya received this award because images in its Surya Spaces project, which includes design projects incorporating Surya products, were amongMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2015

Trend Lab Debuts Paddington Bear Infant Collection

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MINNEAPOLIS-Trend Lab, a vendor of home decor geared toward infants, has launched a collection of infant bedding, decor and gifts branded under Paddington Bear. The introduction of the collection is designed with the recent release of “Paddington,” a live-action film featuring the character in the children’s book series that debuted in 1958. It consists ofMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2015