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Couristan, Trans Ocean Import Win Awards at Casual Market

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CHICAGO–At the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market here last week, two rug manufacturers received awards for excellence. Couristan was honored with the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) Design Excellence Award in the Outdoor Carpeting, Rugs & Flooring category, while Trans-Ocean received a Manufacturer Leadership Award, also in the Outdoor Carpeting, Rugs & Flooring category.More »

Last updated: September 23, 2014

Rhody Rugs Appoints Rowinski National Sales and Marketing Director

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LINCOLN, R.I.–Rhody Rugs has named Kate Rowinski director of sales and marketing—a new position—to help the braided rug company develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. She reports to Ronnie Agrela, president, Rhody Rugs. Rowinski has spent her career in the home furnishings and catalog industry, specializing in marketing, merchandising and product development.More »

Last updated: September 23, 2014

Emma Gardner’s Metamorphosis Expands

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PETALUMA, Calif.—Metamorphosis, a handknotted line made of wool and silk from emma gardner design, has now grown to include two new patterns: Hoot and Parasols, both available in two colorways. The collection now has seven designs. Gardner’s whimsical and stylized designs use bold colors and both Hoot and Parasols are made from handknotted Tibetan woolMore »

Last updated: September 23, 2014

Celebrations and Finds at Forty One Madison

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NEW YORK–Buyers headed to the New York Tabletop Show here next month will have the chance to add to best-selling franchises while also sampling from scores of new products, new artists and new looks. At the fall edition of the show, which takes place Oct. 21-24, Forty One Madison will mark its 40th anniversary. TheMore »

Last updated: September 23, 2014

NPD: Innovation—and Basic Needs—Drive Small Appliance Sales

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–The U.S. small home appliance market grew 4 percent, to $19.6 billion, in the months from July 2013 through June 2014, according to market research firm The NPD Group, and the categories that gained the most sales during these 12 months were either centered around providing something new, or filling simpler needs. “InnovationMore »

Last updated: September 22, 2014

Current Trend at Ambiente: Small Electrics

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FRANKFURT, Germany–An increasing number of housewares vendors are plugging into the Ambiente fair here. According to show organizer Messe Frankfurt, the number of exhibitors from the small electrical appliances segment rose at the last two events, “a positive trend that is set to continue in 2015.” “More and more companies from this segment want toMore »

Last updated: September 22, 2014

Executive Shift at NY Now; Falkenberg Out

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Emerald Expositions has restructured the senior leadership of NY Now, promoting Randi Mohr and Scott Kramer to the new positions of vice president, show directors, while Allison Garafalo has been promoted to sales director, all effective immediately. The role of senior vice president of NY Now, formerly held by Christian Falkenberg, has beenMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014

Home Depot Security Breach Affects 56 Million Cards

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ATLANTA–Home Depot said yesterday that as many as 56 million debit and credit cards may have been compromised during a five-month long security breach. The retailer said that it began an investigation into a possible security breach on Sept. 2, immediately after it received reports from its banking partners and law enforcement that criminals hadMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014