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Lékué’s Chocolate Fondue and Rice Cooker Receive Mom’s Choice Awards

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NEW CASTLE, Del.–The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) has named Lékué’s Chocolate Fondue and Rice & Grain Cooker as two of the best in family-friendly products based on production quality, design, educational value, originality, appeal and cost. The MCA evaluates products and services created for children and families. “We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s ChoiceMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

AmericasMart Spotlights Gourmet Food Winners

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart bestowed Best of Atlanta awards, which celebrate the top gourmet food products in its permanent and temporary collections, during The Atlanta Gourmet Market, which wrapped up here earlier this week. The winners include The Orchards Gourmet’s Milk Chocolate Pecan Rocky Road Bark, for Best Chocolate; Dillon Candy Company’s Penuche Pecan Roll, for Best CandyMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014

Family Dollar Board to Shareholders: Don’t Go for Dollar General Offer

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MATTHEWS, N.C.-The Family Dollar board of directors has recommended that the retailer’s shareholders reject Dollar General’s latest bid to acquire its dollar-store rival. Last week, Dollar General took its all-cash offer of $9.1 billion, which had been rejected by the Family Dollar board, directly to the shareholders. In a statement issued this morning by FamilyMore »

Last updated: September 17, 2014

Tervis Appoints Biz Development Officer

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NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Tervis has appointed Gary King chief sales and business development officer, a newly created position. King, who reports to CEO and President Patrick Redmond, is directly responsible for the indirect-to-consumer sales organization and Tervis retail stores. Tervis partners with more than 8,000 retailers nationwide and currently has 34 Tervis stores in 13 states. KingMore »

Last updated: September 17, 2014

NAHFA to Launch Webinars

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) will launch a monthly webinar series Sept. 18. “NAHFA’s focus is on helping our members grow their businesses,” said NAHFA CEO Sharron Bradley. “Our monthly webinar program is a direct result of members telling us what they want and what they need. We’re excited about the initiativeMore »

Last updated: September 17, 2014

Macy’s Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Effort

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CINCINNATI-Macy’s has augmented its omnichannel strategy and technology with several new developments. As of Sept. 9, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores are supporting the Apple Pay mobile payment system, which will be launched this fall on Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile devices, and on the new Apple Watch. In addition, both storesMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Spin Ceramics Opens First U.S. Store

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NEW YORK–Spin Ceramics, a 12-year-old tabletop company based in Shanghai, has opened the doors to its first store outside of Asia. Located on Crosby Street in SoHo, the Spin Ceramics store showcases the company’s line, which marries ancient production methods with modern design. Two thirds of the company’s 300 active items are on view inMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Home Source Licenses with National Geographic

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NEW YORK-Home Source International has entered into a licensing partnership with National Geographic magazine, and will manufacture and market a line of beach towels branded under the magazine’s name. The designs of the towels will be based on National Geographic’s photographic archive, and the towels will be marketed to both adults and children. They areMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014