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26th Annual ARTS Awards Judges Announced

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–The six judges for January’s 26th annual ARTS Awards have been announced by ART and Dallas Market Center, co-founder and producer of the ARTS Awards: Patti Carpenter, Michael Di Paulo, Ann Fox, Snoa Garrigan, Moira Gavin and Susan Inglis. Carpenter is the award-winning creative director for Carpenter + Company and has extensive experience in productMore »

Last updated: October 28, 2014

Orian Rugs Receives Award from Goodwill Industries

Orian Rugs

ANDERSON, S.C.–Orian Rugs has received Goodwill Industries’ Bill Hummers Employer of the Year Award. Orian partners with Goodwill, allowing Goodwill participants to gain hands-on experience in manufacturing while completing Goodwill’s South Carolina Manufacturing Certification program and preparing for a new career. Some participants have no work experience or may have work experience but not inMore »

Last updated: October 27, 2014

Alessi, UPenn Students Collaborate on Design Project

Alessi

NEW YORK–Alessi is sponsoring an interdisciplinary workshop that will guide students at the University of Pennsylvania through every stage of the product design process this fall. The fall semester course will focus on the creation of a stand-up workstation, taking students from design brief to scaled prototyping. Students will present market analysis, design concepts, andMore »

Last updated: October 27, 2014

HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, and Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and Dallas show will be covered in the January issue, while Las VegasMore »

Last updated: October 27, 2014

Amazon Q3 Loss Skies; Stock Dives in After-Hours Trading

Amazon

SEATTLE-In what one financial analyst, Matt Nemer of Wells Fargo Securities, described as an “ugly quarter,” Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) saw its third-quarter net loss explode from $41 million last year to $437 million for the period ending on Sept. 30. The results, which were announced after the close of the NASDAQ market yesterday, sent Amazon’sMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Sears Refutes Store-Closings Report

Sears Holdings

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-A Sears Holdings spokesman said a news report detailing a number of closings of Sears, Kmart and Sears Auto Center locations is inaccurate. The story, which appeared on the stock-market website Seeking Alpha, said Sears would close 116 stores under all three nameplates, with layoffs of more than 6,000 workers. Responding to aMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

The High-End is a Highlight at High Point Market

Global Views

HIGH POINT, N.C.– High Point Market saw a refocus on the high-end market, as some vendors said their higher-priced debuts were some of the highlights at the show, which ended yesterday. As long as those items were unique, one of a kind or aspirational, some buyers did not hesitate with high-end products, exhibitors said. AtMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014