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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

41Madison

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

Sears

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

Belk

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

Downton Abbey’s Mrs. Patmore to Appear at Atlanta Market

Lesley Nicol

NEW YORK–Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays Mrs. Patmore, the outspoken and kindly cook on the popular British series “Downton Abbey,” will be at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month. She will be visiting the Downton Abbey licensees—Heritage Lace, 1928 Jewelry, Enesco, Kurt S. Adler, Langley Empire Candle, North American Bear Co.,More »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Temporary Exhibits Up at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Las Vegas Market announced that growth in temporary exhibits is expected to make its winter 2015 edition the largest market to date. Nearly 500 new and returning temporary exhibitors will participate in the upcoming Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 18- 22. “Las Vegas Market will present record numbers of temporary exhibitors at the WinterMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Made in USA Display to Debut at NY Now

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Ninety nine products have been selected to be showcased in the Made in the USA display at the winter 2015 edition of NY Now. The exhibit was curated for the first time by representatives of CRAFT (Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow), an association of galleries, shops and artists dedicated to promoting American-madeMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Howard Elliott Signs Ivystone for Southeast Representation

Howard Elliott Collection

ADDISON, Ill.-The Howard Elliott Collection, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and importer of decorative mirrors, accessories and occasional furniture, has partnered with Ivystone to a sales representation agreement. Ivystone, a multiline sales representation group, will cover North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Georgia for Howard Elliott, effective immediately. Ivystone will also represent all ofMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014