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International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market Commits to Merchandise Mart

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CHICAGO–The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market said it has renewed its contract with the Merchandise Mart to hold its trade show there for the next eight years. “We are enthusiastic about the synergy of renewing our partnership with the Merchandise Mart,” said Ward Usmar, ICFA chairman and senior vice president of TUUCI. “The entireMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Burlington Names Cooper, McNamara to Board

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BURLINGTON, N.J.-Frank Cooper III, chief marketing officer, global consumer engagement for PepsiCo’s Global Beverages Group, and William McNamara, former chairman and CEO of Macy’s Midwest, have joined the Burlington Stores board of directors. Cooper has served in his current role with PepsiCo since January 2010. His career also includes executive positions with America Online, UrbanMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Sitara Designs Looks to Make Market Debut

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STAMFORD, Conn.–Sitara Designs, a company that imports handcrafted gifts and accessories made by artisans in India, is entering the wholesale gift, accessories and collectibles market. Sitara Designs is making its marketplace debut with a collection of handcrafted leather gifts and accessories, such as animal-shaped piggy banks, key chains, luggage tags and iPad cases. The company’sMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Lladró Rolls Out New Image Campaign

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NEW YORK–Spanish porcelain maker Lladró is launching a worldwide image campaign that summons the “magic of memories” in a new advertising and visual displays. The campaign places Lladró’s porcelain pieces in magical and surprising backgrounds, such as a forest or a canal, meant to evoke an emotional connection between the porcelain and the memories itMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

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

Gary King

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