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

Electrolux

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. The grouping, which is slated for availability in August, will consist of a tabletop blender, an immersion blender and a food processor. The tabletop blender and the food processor will be designedMore »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

Bon-Ton Boosts Holiday Sales; CFO to Retire

Keith Plowman

YORK, Pa.-The Bon-Ton Stores posted a gain of 5.3 percent in same-store sales for the nine-week holiday period ending on Jan. 3. In a separate statement, the company also said Keith Plowman, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire in August. Total sales for the combined months of November and December were $796.4More »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Cuddledown President Bradley Retires

Chris Bradley

YARMOUTH, Me.-Chris Bradley, president of bedding resource Cuddledown, has retired. Norma Wilkins-Gross, the company’s vice president of merchandising, is succeeding Bradley as president. Bradley became president of Cuddledown in 1988, when he formed an investor group to acquire the company. During his leadership tenure, Cuddledown increased from 10 employees to more than 100 today. ThroughMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Leggett & Platt Names Healy Head of E-Commerce

Leggett & Platt

CHICAGO-Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group (CPG) announced the appointment of William Healy as e-commerce manager. In this new position, Healy will lead the development and execution of online sales strategies for the company’s growing list of e-commerce retailers and its brick and mortar customers. Prior to joining CPG, Healy served as e-commerce director andMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Intertextile Shanghai to Take Place in New Venue

National Exhibition and Convention Center

SHANGHAI-For the first time, Intertextile Shanghai’s autumn edition will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center near here, from Aug. 26-28, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt (HK), the show’s organizer. The new location encompasses nearly 5.4 million total square feet (reportedly the largest space of its kind in the world, accordingMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Heimtextil Visitor Count Rises

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FRANKFURT, Germany-The total number of visitors to the just-completed Heimtextil trade fair was more than 68,000, about 3 percent greater than the attendee count from last year’s show, according to Messe Frankfurt, the show’s organizer. Heimtextil also recorded gains in other key categories, Messe Frankfurt said. Its 2,759 exhibitors from 68 countries topped last year’sMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Michaels Q4 Sales Up

Michaels

IRVING, Texas-Preliminary results from home craft retailer Michaels show that fourth-quarter net sales are expected to range between $1.599 billion and $1.605 billion, with same store sales projected for an increase of from 0.8 to 1.2 percent. Net sales for the 11-week period from Nov. 2, 2014, to Jan. 17, 2015, gained 3.5 percent. Same-storeMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

New Temp Layout for Dallas

Temps On 12

DALLAS-Buyers will be greeted with a new layout for Temps on 12 at the Total Home & Gift Market here in June, as the American Made Show debuts on World Trade Center 13th floor. Dallas Temps on 12 have been reinvented to merge multiple categories on one floor, creating a pinwheel layout with displays, eventsMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015