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Domotex Design Winners in Spotlight

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HANNOVER, Germany-The 10th annual Carpet Design Awards were recently presented at Domotex, and included eight categories, as well as the one design most liked by Domotex visitors. The awards recognize exceptionally well-designed, high-quality handmade carpets, and for the first time this year were staged under the umbrella of Innovations@Domotex. The winning rug designs included suchMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2015

Family Dollar Opts for Dollar Tree over Dollar General

Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C.-Family Dollar shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company’s proposed merger with Dollar Tree, turning down Dollar General’s proposal to acquire its rival in a special Family Dollar shareholder vote held today. Based on a preliminary count of the votes cast, the vote in favor of the Dollar Tree deal represented 89 percent of theMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Sneak Peek at Housewares in NY

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NEW YORK-Companies exhibiting at March’s International Home + Housewares Show—first timers as well as long-time ones—previewed their introductions yesterday in a special media event given by International Housewares Association. The earthy, artisanal trend was seen in the cookware category at the preview. Bialetti, for example, showed Terracotta X-tra, which ties the feeling of old-world slowMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Laura Ashley Partners with Victoria Classics for Decorative Pillows

Laura Ashley, Isaac Jacobs Sign Frame Deal

FORT MILL, S.C.-Laura Ashley has formed an alliance with Victoria Classics for a line of decorative pillows. The line will be designed to complement the brand’s other home furnishings. Penne Cairoli, president of Laura Ashley, said, “Decorative cushions allow consumers to experiment with pattern and color, to decorate fearlessly and to refresh their home decorMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Rotmans Furniture CEO Launches Eco-Friendly Materials Distribution Firm

Steve Rotman

BOSTON–Steve Rotman, president and CEO of Rotmans Furniture, has launched Nature’s Home Solutions, a Boston-based distribution company to bring to market eco-friendly materials and components for use in home furnishings, apparel and other product categories. “As a retailer, we recognize our customers increasingly want natural, sustainable, allergy-friendly furnishings for their homes that are healthy, environmentallyMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Las Vegas Market Announces Best Booth Winners

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Six furniture, gift and home decor firms—Bison Book Binding, Cozy Nomad Designs, Dogberry Collections, Joybird Furniture, Karma Living and Vital Industries—received Best Booth awards at the Winter 2015 Market, which runs through Thursday, Jan. 22. “Las Vegas Market recognizes and congratulates the visual merchandising efforts of these six exhibitors, each of which is leadingMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Atlanta’s Visual Display Winners Honored

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ATLANTA-Several of AmericasMart’s permanent and temporary collections were honored with Visual Display Awards at the recent International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and International Area Rug Market here. The at-market adjudication yielded the following winners for outstanding visual presentation in permanent showrooms, temporary exhibits and showcase window displays.   SHOWROOMS BUILDING 1 Floor 20: BethanyMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Dallas Announces Best Visual Presentation Award Winners

Dallas Market Center

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has recognized exhibitors at its recent January Total Home & Gift Market with fresh, innovative and creative displays with Best Visual Presentation Awards. The awards are given out twice a year. The Best Visual Presentation winners are: World Trade Center 2nd floor – Grace Direct 3rd floor – Park Hill Collections 4thMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015