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Kalaty to Host Josie Natori at Atlanta Market

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HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—With its licensed launch of its line with designer Josie Natori next month, Kalaty will host an event with the designer at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market on Thursday, Jan. 8. In addition, one attendee will win something designed by Natori in a special giveaway from Kalaty. Kalaty shows in space 4-G-14More »

Last updated: December 10, 2014

Marsala Makers: Rug Companies Celebrate new Pantone Color of the Year

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NEW YORK—With Pantone’s announcement of Marsala as its color of the year for 2015, rug companies have already highlighted a number of designs that incorporate this red-brown wine hue. As Pantone’s exclusive licensee, Oriental Weavers already has a slew of designs ready to be introduced next month at the January markets. “We are extremely proudMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Capel Debuts Second Virtual Showroom Tour

Capel Rugs

TROY, N.C.—Capel Rugs has teamed up with Google Business View to create a virtual tour of its showroom in High Point, N.C., its second such virtual showroom tour. During the High Point Market in October, Capel Rugs worked with Google to capture premium-quality, panoramic images of the company’s showroom. When viewed online through Google StreetMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Lissa Wyman’s Memorial Celebration Set

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NEW YORK—A memorial celebrating the life of Lissa Wyman, the long-time rug editor who passed away last month, will take place this coming Saturday, Dec. 13 here. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. at The Coffee House, located at 20 West 44th St., Suite 601. Wyman spent more than four decades covering the rug industry.More »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Ristow Tabbed as BrandSource CEO

Jim Ristow

TUSTIN, Calif.-The BrandSource board of directors has named Jim Ristow as its new CEO, effective Jan. 1. Ristow will succeed Bob Lawrence, who has served as CEO since 1994. Lawrenc will stay with the company in an advisory role for a year, assisting with the transition. Ristow joined BrandSource in 1999 and most recently hasMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Calendar Set for Tabletop Shows

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NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Market at Forty One Madison has set dates for upcoming show weeks through 2020. While the 2015 timing—April 14-17 and October 13-16—was announced well over three years ago, the subsequent schedule for the spring/fall seasons is now planned: •2016: April 12-15; September 27-30 •2017: April 4-7; October 17-20 •2018: AprilMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Housewares Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances

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NEW YORK-Editor’s Note: Each Monday, HFN will publish the Housewares Retail Scorecard, a weekly tracker of retail advertising in key categories. This week’s Housewares Retail Scorecard focuses on deals for small appliances from last week’s circulars. Sears offered a number of items at $24.99, including the Black & Deck four-slice toaster oven, the Hamilton BeachMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Belk Goes from Profit to Loss in Q3

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-With added expenses from its new strategic initiatives, Belk Inc. reported a net loss of $8.2 million in its fiscal third quarter, compared to net income of $3.6 million from the third quarter of last year. The regional department-store retailer has targeted total investments of $700 million into a three-year program of initiatives. TheseMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014