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Arteriors to Partner with Interior Designer Jeffers

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DALLAS-Arteriors has signed a license partnership with San Francisco-based interior designer Jay Jeffers. The Jay Jeffers Capsule Collection for Arteriors will feature an assortment of accessories designed for home entertaining, including barware, trays and accent tables for drinks. It will be introduced in late 2015. “Jay is a distinguished interior designer with a unique flairMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

CorningWare Inventor Stanley Donald Stookey Dies

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.-Stanley Donald Stookey, the inventor of CorningWare, passed away Nov. 4, according to published reports. He was 99. Stookey created a ceramic glass, that became known as CorningWare, in 1953 by accident, reports said. He overheated a piece of photosensitive glass in an oven; when he removed it from the oven with a pairMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

Furniture First Adds Members, Announces New Las Vegas Showroom

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HARRISBURG, Pa.- Furniture First recently approved two retailers as new members of the national buying group: Stacy Furniture & Design of Grapevine, TX, and Bowen Town & Country Furniture of Winston-Salem, N.C. With the additions, Furniture First membership is up to 212 stockholders with 450 storefronts in 47 states. Also, Furniture First will move toMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

NY Now Sets Seminar Schedule

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now has established its schedule of seminars and events for the winter show, slated for Jan. 31-Feb. 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The schedule will encompass four seminar “tracks”—Handmade, Home, Lifestyle and New! Ideas—designed to complement the show’s four collections. Nearly 40 sessions will takeMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

Target Launches Smart-Home Initiative

Target, Facebook Align for Cartwheel App

MINNEAPOLIS-Target has introduced an offering of smart-home products that includes an in-store test and a dedicated page on its website. According to a Target spokeswoman, the in-store test involves offering smart-home products in 500 stores. The website page leads consumers to smart-home product categories such as thermostats, home security and safety, lighting and switches, well-beingMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Stein Mart Q3 Sales Up 4.5 Percent

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-Stein Mart (NASDAQ: SMRT) reported third-quarter sales of $303.6 million, up 4.5 percent from last year’s third quarter, according to a preliminary statement on the retailer’s results. Same-store sales in the quarter were up 3.1 percent. Jay Stein, Stein Mart’s CEO, said, “We are pleased with our 3.1 percent comparable-store sales increase for theMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Lifetime Brands Posts Q3 Net Loss Despite Sales Gain

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Rising expenses and reduced margins trumped a healthy gain in sales to produce a $1.6 million net loss for Lifetime Brands (NASDAQGS: LCUT) in its fiscal third quarter. Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 13.5 percent in dollars, although they shed 10 basis points as a percentage of sales. The Lifetime numbers alsoMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Surya to Unveil New Hospitality Lighting, Rugs at Boutique Design New York

Surya’s new hospitality lamps

CALHOUN, Ga.—At the upcoming Boutique Design New York, Surya will debut a line of hospitality lighting along with a collection of eco-friendly rugs. Surya will show in booth 848 at BDNY, which takes place from Nov. 9-10 in New York. The company’s introductions include contemporary guest room lamps available in a range of rich finishesMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014