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Carleton Varney to be Honored as Design Icon in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS–Carleton Varney, one of America’s best-known interior designers, will be honored as the 2015 Design Icon during the Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. Varney is president of New York-based Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest established interior design firms in the United States. His design philosophy stresses the use ofMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Couristan Expands, Renovates Showroom in Atlanta

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Fort Lee, N.J.-Rug manufacturer Couristan has upgraded and expanded its showroom in the AmericasMart building in Atlanta, adding 1,400 square feet of space to its location on the Floor 6 of Building 1, 6-D-11. It will debut to the market at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market next month. Couristan will celebrate the new spaceMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Surya Honored with Niryat Shree Award

The President of India presents the award to Surya Tiwari.

CALHOUN, Ga.—Surya recently received the Niryat Shree Award for outstanding performance in exports, which was presented to Surya founder Surya Tiwari by the President of India, Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, during a ceremony held in New Delhi at the beginning of December. The awards are given out by the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO),More »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

GoodWeave Founder Accepts Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi accepts the Nobel Peace Prize.

OSLO, Norway—Kailash Satyarthi, the long-time children’s rights activist and the founder of GoodWeave, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday here, along with Malala Yousafzai, at age 17 the youngest person to receive the award. Satyarthi has been passionate about children’s rights since he was young, and though he acknowledged that much has been done overMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Walmart Tabs McKenna as U.S. COO

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Judith McKenna has been promoted to chief operating officer for Walmart U.S., succeeding Gisel Ruiz, who has been appointed executive vice president of Walmart’s International People Division. McKenna, previously chief development officer for Walmart U.S., continues to report to Greg Foran, Walmart U.S. president and CEO. She has been with the retailer for almostMore »

Last updated: December 10, 2014

Keurig, Caribou Renew Partnership Agreement

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WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain and Caribou Coffee have extended their partnership with a new 10-year agreement for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Caribou Coffee in Keurig pack formats for Keurig’s consumer and commercial hot-brewing systems. The partnership began in January 2007. With the new agreement, the two companies have extended and broadened theirMore »

Last updated: December 15, 2014

Swiss Diamond Reports Strong Black Friday Growth

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—While the National Retail Federation reported Black Friday sales as falling 11 percent, Swiss Diamond experienced a 36 percent increase in orders placed, the cookware company said. Swiss Diamond said visits to its e-commerce sites increased 192 percent while new visits increased 146 percent. From a product standpoint, Swiss Diamond sauce pans saw theMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

iRobot Debuts Robot Platform for STEM

iRobot Posts Loss in Q4; Net Falls 57 Percent for Year

BEDFORD, Mass.-iRobot has launched an update to its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational outreach program which includes the debut of Create 2, a pre-assembled robot platform based on the company’s Roomba vacuum robot. The new platform is designed to give educators, students and developers first-hand robotic programming experience, according to an iRobot statement.More »

Last updated: December 11, 2014