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HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, which is during Dallas Total & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, and the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and DallasMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Zoku Relaunches Website

Zoku

HOBOKEN, N.J.–Zoku has relaunched its website at zokuhome.com. The site showcases its innovative products as well as offers an expanded recipe blog with ideas for homemade food fun. While Zoku’s product line has always focused on kid-centric households, the new website reflects the brand’s expanded new product vision that targets all age groups. Its originalMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Universal Expert Launches Thoughtful Gift Campaign

Universal Expert cutting board

LONDON-Universal Expert by Sebastian Conran’s latest design campaign is called #thoughtthatcounts and focuses on thoughtful, universal gifts, as opposed to “throw-away, generic presents,” the company said. It has launched a social media campaign that encourages consumers to state why they think a Universal Expert tool makes a thoughtful gift. Participants on Facebook, Twitter and PinterestMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Kuhn Rikon Adds Marketing Assistant

Shari Reyna

NOVATO, Calif.–Kuhn Rikon USA has named Shari Reyna to the newly created position of marketing assistant. She reports to Rebecca Arnn, marketing manager of Kuhn Rikon USA. Reyna will be responsible for monitoring social media, creating content and implementing social media strategies. She will also develop, edit and add content to the Kuhn Rikon website,More »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Capresso Debuts “Did You Know?” Social Media Campaign

Capresso

CLOSTER, N.J.-The Capresso brand of Jura Inc. has launched a campaign on social media titled “Did You Know?” intended to throw the spotlight on the brand’s “superior customer service,” according to a Capresso statement. The campaign features the brand’s training system for Capresso customer service representatives, who is required to master all of the brand’sMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

IMC Files for IPO

IMC

HIGH POINT, N.C.-International Market Centers, parent company of both the High Point Market Authority and World Market Center Las Vegas, has filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, IMC hopes to raise about $200 million from the offering, which it intends to use to payMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2014

Bottom Line Up 22.6 Percent for Macy’s Q3

Macy’s

CINCINNATI-Slimmed-down expenses helped propel Macy’s to a 22.6 percent gain in third-quarter net income, which totaled $217 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses were cut by 4.4 percent in dollars and 110 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 32.4 percent, in the quarter, which ended on Nov. 1. Terry Lundgren, Macy’s chairman andMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2014

Target to Offer Home Products Savings in November

Target

MINNEAPOLIS-Multipiece bakeware sets and a Dyson vacuum cleaner are among the products for which Target will offer significant savings during the November period culminating on Black Friday weekend. From Nov. 23-29, the retailer will pitch multipiece bakeware sets at 40 percent off, as part of a number of exclusive deals. From Nov. 27-29, Target willMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2014