Sales Gain but Net Drops in TJX’s Q3


FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-Despite an increase of 5.5 percent in total corporate net sales, The TJX Cos. reported a 4.4 percent drop in net income, to $595 million. The falloff in the bottom line was due primarily to a 41.8 percent increase in the company’s provision for income taxes. Net sales reached $7.4 billion and included anMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Spenchian Tabbed to Head Tempur Sealy Marketing

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LEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur Sealy has hired Jay Spenchian as its executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a newly created position for the mattress manufacturer. The move puts Spenchian in charge of all of the company’s marketing activities including brand management, new product development strategy, innovation, consumer insights, all forms of traditional and digital advertising, andMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Gift & Home Decor Leasing Up at Las Vegas Market


LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced that its gift and home decor leasing activity continues to intensify, with leading vendors and new resources opening new showrooms for the upcoming winter market, running from Sunday, Jan. 18 through Thursday, Jan. 22. Ivystone is expanding its showroom space by 35 percent for the winter market, with a 31,500-square-footMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

AmericasMart Now Accepting AMCA Applications

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart is now accepting submissions for the 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards, which will take place during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. The deadline for online submissions is Thursday, Dec. 25. The actual rugs must be delivered to AmericasMart by Monday, Dec. 29. The categories are: handhooked/handtufted, handknotted/flatweave, machine made, outdoor and licensee. ApplicationsMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Atlanta Markets to Offer Lead Retrieval Devices


ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta has enhanced its market technology services to include new lead retrieval devices, allowing its permanent and temporary exhibitors the ability to track and optimize their at-market buyer traffic. Powered by Expo Logic, the lead retrieval devices will offer quick badge scanning, easy lead qualifying and note taking and organized follow up, and willMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Haines to Leave as hhgregg Chief Merchandising Officer


INDIANAPOLIS-Jeffrey Haines, chief merchandising officer of hhgregg, has resigned for personal reasons, according to a filing by the retailer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Haines joined hhgregg in March 2013. He has had more than 30 years experience in merchandising and advertising for retail companies, including 24 years with Sears in a numberMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014

Loss Mounts for EveryWare in Q3

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LANCASTER, Ohio-Declining sales and rising expenses combined to send EveryWare Global much deeper in the red in the fiscal third quarter ending on Sept. 30. The company posted a net loss of $49.9 million, compared to its third-quarter net loss of $1.1 million one year ago. Sam Solomon, EveryWare’s CEO, said the results “reflect theMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014

NY Now Highlights New and Expanded Exhibitors

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-New, returning and expanding exhibitors are fueling increased enthusiasm for the winter 2015 edition of NY Now, said show owner and organizer Emerald Expositions. “NY Now’s 2,800+ exhibitors will include an anticipated 400 new companies for the winter 2015 edition, with newcomers representing both first-time participants, as well as companies returning to NYMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014