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Family Dollar Net Tumbles for Q4, FY

Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C.-With the drama regarding whether Dollar General or Dollar Tree will wind up owning the company, Family Dollar reported steep declines in its net income for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending on Aug. 30. Net income for the quarter plummeted by 66.3 percent to $34.5 million, bringing net income for theMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Lou Scala Joins Nambé in Marketing and Sales Role

Lou Scala

SANTA FE, N.M.–Longtime Lenox executive Lou Scala has joined Nambé as its chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales, effective October 6. Scala will be responsible for directing product development, sales and marketing activities across Nambé’s wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels. He reports to newly named CEO Bill Robedee. Scala was most recentlyMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Therapedic Partners with Tommy Bahama

Therapedic

PRINCETON, N.J.-Therapedic International has signed an exclusive license agreement with Tommy Bahama, the island-inspired lifestyle brand, for a mattress collection that will be unveiled at Las Vegas Market in January. The agreement marks Tommy Bahama’s first venture into mattresses. The brand already appears on home products ranging from bed ensembles to indoor and outdoor furniture,More »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Josie Natori to Launch Rug Line with Kalaty

Josie Natori

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.–Fashion designer Josie Natori has signed an agreement with Kalaty Rug Corp. to produce a licensed area rug line, which will debut in January at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and the Las Vegas Market. The initial launch will include around 20 designs in two collections, each which will showcase Natori’s high-fashion philosophyMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Helen of Troy Q2 Net Drops 19.2 Percent

HelenOfTroy

EL PASO, Texas-Flat sales and a spike in expenses cut away 19.2 percent of Helen of Troy’s second-quarter net income, which totaled $18.8 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 31, were $319.9 million, up a mere 0.1 percent. In a conference call to industry analysts yesterday, Helen of Troy’s chief financialMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Picture Source Names Marks Chief Visionary Officer

Julia Marks

SEATTLE-Picture Source named Julia Marks chief visionary officer, a new position within the company. Marks will set the company’s strategic and creative course, and oversee general operations. She originally joined Picture Source in 2003 as an art consultant specializing in hospitality sales. Her most recent work for the company included sales management, marketing, mentoring, productMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Jack Johnson Joins Bramble Company

Bramble Co

BRODHEAD, Wisc.- Bramble Company, a furniture company, appointed Jack Johnson to the newly created role of vice president of sales and marketing. Johnson will report directly to owner and founder Robert Bramble and will assume responsibility for Bramble’s sales and marketing initiatives. “We’re thrilled Jack has joined our organization,” Bramble said. “He brings a wealthMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

NRF: Retail Imports Will Set Record in October

NRF

WASHINGTON-Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is projected to set a new monthly record in October, as retailers make a push to get inventory on their shelves for the holidays, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Import volume at theMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014