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Home Furnishings Lends Support to Traditional Home Awards

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NEW YORK–Home furnishings companies Lenox, Henredon and Hickory Chair will be among the sponsors of Traditional Home magazine’s Classic Woman Awards here next month, where Barbara Walters will be among the presenters. The magazine will honor five women for their significant charitable efforts and grant its first-ever Lifetime Achievement and Design Trailblazer awards, to designerMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2014

Bed Bath Q2 Net Dives 10.2 Percent

Bed Bath & Beyond Net Edges Up 1.8 Percent in Sluggish Q3

UNION, N.J.-Second-quarter net income for Bed Bath & Beyond dropped 10.2 percent to $224 million, as increased costs trumped a modest sales gain. In a conference call yesterday to financial analysts about the quarter, which ended on Aug. 30, Steven Temares, Bed Bath’s CEO, said a major portion of these added expenses involved technology, asMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

Deloitte: Holiday Sales Heading Up

Deloitte: Warehouse Clubs Will Top Other Channels in Consumer-Products Sales Growth

NEW YORK-A modest gain in retail sales for the coming holidays is in the offing, according to a forecast from Deloitte, the retail consulting firm. The company said holiday sales should rise by from 4 to 4.5 percent over last year’s holidays, reaching between $981 billion and $986 billion. Deloitte’s measure encompasses retail sales forMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

Curtis Joins Oggi USA; Murphy to Retire

Oggi Returns to Dallas Market Center

ANAHEIM, Calif.–Housewares company Oggi Corp. has appointed Stephen Curtis as national sales manager, where on Jan. 1, 2015, he will assume the duties and responsibilities of Richard Murphy, director of sales and marketing, who is retiring at the end of the year. Curtis has an extensive background in the home, housewares and tabletop industries, andMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

ART Tabs Andrulis as President; Lowack Steps Down

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–ART, the creative home furnishings network and trade association, has appointed Susan Andrulis of Imax as its new president and Kellee Hollenback Hammond with Littman Brands and Sonneman – A Way of Light as the executive vice president of ART’s board of directors. The previous president of ART, Mindy Lowack of the Dallas MarketMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

EveryWare Names Interim Financial Chief

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LANCASTER, Ohio–EveryWare Global has named Joel Mostrom interim chief financial officer, effective Oct. 3. Mostrom will succeed Bernard Peters, who will leave the company on the same date. Mostrom is a senior director with Alvarez & Marsal, a consultancy group. “I thank Bernard for his contributions to EveryWare and wish him well,” said Sam Solomon,More »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

Surya Kicks Off Think Pink Promotion

Surya’s Think Pink web page

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has again partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help increase awareness of breast cancer and the need for early detection and treatment through its Think Pink campaign. From now through the end of October, Surya will donate 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of 60 pink products to NBCFMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

Three New Pavilions Added at Market Square

Market Square & Suites Announces Event Line-Up for October Market

HIGH POINT, N.C.–A completely redesigned top floor of the Suites at Market Square that has three new pavilions debuts this fall at High Point Market. The new pavilions are Soft Goods; Modern Living; and Fashion, Accessories & Gift. The Soft Goods Pavilion features home textiles, linens, pillows, throws and top-of-bed, window treatments, table linens, napkins,More »

Last updated: September 24, 2014