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Atlanta Markets to Offer Lead Retrieval Devices

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta has enhanced its market technology services to include new lead retrieval devices, allowing its permanent and temporary exhibitors the ability to track and optimize their at-market buyer traffic. Powered by Expo Logic, the lead retrieval devices will offer quick badge scanning, easy lead qualifying and note taking and organized follow up, and willMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Haines to Leave as hhgregg Chief Merchandising Officer

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INDIANAPOLIS-Jeffrey Haines, chief merchandising officer of hhgregg, has resigned for personal reasons, according to a filing by the retailer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Haines joined hhgregg in March 2013. He has had more than 30 years experience in merchandising and advertising for retail companies, including 24 years with Sears in a numberMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014

Loss Mounts for EveryWare in Q3

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LANCASTER, Ohio-Declining sales and rising expenses combined to send EveryWare Global much deeper in the red in the fiscal third quarter ending on Sept. 30. The company posted a net loss of $49.9 million, compared to its third-quarter net loss of $1.1 million one year ago. Sam Solomon, EveryWare’s CEO, said the results “reflect theMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014

NY Now Highlights New and Expanded Exhibitors

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-New, returning and expanding exhibitors are fueling increased enthusiasm for the winter 2015 edition of NY Now, said show owner and organizer Emerald Expositions. “NY Now’s 2,800+ exhibitors will include an anticipated 400 new companies for the winter 2015 edition, with newcomers representing both first-time participants, as well as companies returning to NYMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014

October Retail Sales Point to Strong Holiday Season

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WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales in October, whose figures were issued this morning by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, provided an indication that this holiday shopping season could be a strong one, according to the National Retail Federation. The Census Bureau said total retail sales finished last month at an adjusted total of $444.5 billion, upMore »

Last updated: November 14, 2014

Wolf Gourmet Housewares Line Launched

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NEW YORK-Sub-Zero Group, parent of the Wolf Appliance brand, and Hamilton Beach debuted the Wolf Gourmet brand of kitchen products at an event here last night. The collection includes a 10-piece cookware set, a six-piece cutlery set (including kitchen scissors and honing steel), a countertop oven, a blender and two- and four-slice toasters. The productsMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014

New Showrooms, Educational and Social Activities for Dallas Lighting Market

The Dallas International Lighting Market Opens Today

DALLAS–Lighting professionals who kick off 2015 at the Dallas International Lighting Market will see many new and relocated showrooms, as well as the opportunity to attend events both educational and social. The 26th annual ARTS Awards will also take place, on the Friday of the show. In the lighting category, new showrooms include: Blackjack LightingMore »

Last updated: November 14, 2014

Cook’s Illustrated Recommends Baking Products

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NEW YORK-Several bakeware companies have earned “recommended” or “highly recommended” marks in Cook’s Illustrated’s current online buying guide. Each product on the list earned its way through the extensive product testing for which Cook’s Illustrated is known. Among the “highly recommended” products are the Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Anniversary Bundt Pan, Harold Import Company’s porcelainMore »

Last updated: November 14, 2014