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NY Now Announces Eco Choice Award Winners

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Three products exhibiting at NY Now later this month have won Eco Choice Awards. Two fair-trade companies importing from Mexico and India—Tilonia (for Xaquixe Glass Carboy and Glasses) and Sustainable Threads (for a cruelty-free, organic silk throw)—are winners of most sensitive use of materials and most saleable categories respectively, while Massachusetts-based Look AtMore »

Last updated: January 16, 2015

Bloomingdale’s Laneve to Retire; Leppo to Succeed

Dan Leppo

NEW YORK-Joe Laneve, Bloomingdale’s executive vice president/GMM of home, announced plans to retire in a few weeks, after 21 years with the retailer. Following Laneve’s departure on Feb. 28, Dan Leppo, current senior vice president for the metro region, will be promoted to senior vice president/GMM of home, reporting to Tony Spring, Bloomingdale’s chairman andMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Target to Exit Canada

Target

MINNEAPOLIS-Less than two years after opening its first stores north of the border, Target said it would pull out of the Canadian market, in which it now has 133 stores. In a company statement, Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, said, “After a thorough review of our Canadian performance and careful consideration of the implications ofMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

NRF Urges Obama to Address Retail Priorities

NRF

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama should resolve key issues affecting retailers in the remaining two years of his term, according to the National Retail Federation. In a letter to the president, Matthew Shay, NRF’s president and CEO, said, “As you prepare to deliver State of the Union address, a number of key priorities for the retail industry—and,More »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Las Vegas Market Names Global Goodness Winners

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced that five home decor, furniture and gift firms—CleanBrands, Glory Haus, Phillips Collection, Samantha Davimes and Swahili Imports—have been selected as winners of the fourth semi-annual Global Goodness Awards, recognizing furniture, gift and home decor companies for environmentally friendly, sustainable and socially responsible activities. The Global Goodness Awards will be presentedMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Umbra Celebrates 35 Years with Design-Hub Store

Umbra Store Toronto

TORONTO-To commemorate its 35th anniversary, Umbra will open its reinvented store on Jan. 22 in the Queen West District here. The Umbra store will serve as a design hub, containing a multimedia studio, meeting space and showroom where customers will be able to shop for innovative home accessories, all created by Umbra’s in-house design team.More »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Feizy Rebrands Home Collection to Honor its Founder

johnf by Feizy

DALLAS-Feizy rebrands its current Home Collection to honor the legacy of its founder, John Feizy, who founded the company more than four decades ago. Now called john f. by Feizy, the trend-setting line includes powerloomed, handtufted, woven and handknotted constructions, and encompasses more than 500 designs in 82 collections. “We are looking forward to whatMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

GE Refrigerator Incorporates Keurig Brewer

GE Cafe Series refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System

WATERBURY, Vt.-GE Appliances has introduced a refrigerator that includes a Keurig K-Cup Brewing System in its French door. The new GE Cafe Series refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System is an evolution of the appliance maker’s Cafe French door refrigerator’s hot-water dispenser. Dan Goldstein, refrigeration marketing manager for GE Appliances, said two-thirds of consumers queriedMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015