Gourmet Catalog: Year Off to a Good Start

Gourmet Catalog

DALLAS-Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group said its annual Start the Year Member Conference, held earlier this month during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, was one of its best so far. “We have heard such encouraging feedback from both store members and vendors on what a great event it was. Seeing everyone withMore »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

MoMA Design Store’s Spring Collection Rolls Out


NEW YORK-The retail division of the Museum of Modern Art has begun rolling out its spring collection, which include technologically advanced products, artist-influenced items and fun products for entertaining and cooking. One category customers have been responding well to is work by artists, said Steve Gerdts, product manager, retail, MoMA. “We want to bring artworkMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Aaron’s Ups Woodley to Head Progressive Leasing

Ryan Woodley

ATLANTA-Aaron’s has promoted Ryan Woodley to CEO of its Progressive Leasing subsidiary, in one of several moves that has realigned the leadership of this business unit. Woodley succeeds John Robinson, who became Aaron’s CEO in November. Previously, he had been Progressive’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, positions he assumed when he joined theMore »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

Gift for Life Offers Auction Preview

Gift For Life

NEW YORK-More than $65,000 worth of goods will be up for auction during Gift for Life’s big fundraiser next month, including Fashion Week tickets, a one-year ski club membership and a “Marilyn” painting by Paul Gerben. Those items, as well as gift and home decor products donated by more than 30 suppliers, will be offeredMore »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

Clarification: Electrolux-branded Small Kitchen Appliances to Launch in U.S.


LAS VEGAS-Electrolux is debuting its first high-end, Electrolux-branded small kitchen-appliance line in the United States with the launch of its Electrolux Masterpiece collection. Electrolux currently markets a small kitchen-appliance line in the United States under the Frigidaire Professional brand, which launched here in 2011. The grouping, which is slated for availability in August, will consistMore »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

Call for Showroom Information for HFN Textiles Sourcebook


NEW YORK-HFN is in the process of preparing its NY Home Fashions Sourcebook for the March New York Home Fashions Market. Textiles vendors and the showroom buildings in New York City are invited to send information about changes in showroom locations to David Gill, senior editor, at The deadline for receiving showroom information is Jan.More »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

JCP to Debut Home Catalog in March


PLANO, Texas-J.C. Penney will launch a catalog that will feature items from its home department in March, the first catalog it has mailed out since 2010. The book will be 120 pages and will be sent to select customers. Responding to press reports, a J.C. Penney spokesperson said this does not represent a return byMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

More to See at Las Vegas Market

Vegas Polart

LAS VEGAS-Las Vegas Market continued with a positive vibe, as attendees made their way through the three campus buildings to view introductions. At Pacific Coast Lighting, the Axis introduction is a tailored look with an urban feel. The urban look is happening everywhere, said Rick Spicer, vice president of sales, and is not just affectingMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015