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A Milestone for Forty One Madison

Laurie Burns

When Forty One Madison opens its doors for the New York Tabletop Show this month, it will herald a significant milestone—its 40th anniversary as a tabletop showroom building. One hundred fifteen brands call Forty One Madison home, ranging from first tenants Noritake (the very first to sign a lease), Mr. Christmas, Nikko, Oneida, Reed &More »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Gibson: Innovation Is Source of Growth

Ree Drummond

Fashion leadership, expanding license partnerships define the 35-year-old company By Allison Zisko Big, diverse and on target with trends, Gibson Overseas will showcase its strengths—in reactive glazes, in solid color and whiteware programs, and in fashion leadership—at the New York Tabletop Show this month. It will also lay out plans for its newest—and quite possiblyMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Personal Care: Groom to Grow

Panasonic

The U.S. personal-care business continues to develop and evolve By David Gill In good and bad economic times, Americans still see the need to look good. This simple fact continues to fuel the market for all electric personal-care products. This market remains strong whether you’re talking about products for hair care or hair removal. ForMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Reports: Amazon to Open First Store in NYC

Amazon

NEW YORK-Amazon.com is set to open its first physical retail location here in Manhattan, at 7 W. 34th St., according to reports from multiple sources, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Responding to a request for comment from HFN, an Amazon spokesperson said the company has “made no announcements about aMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi

OSLO, Norway–Kailash Satyarthi, a decades-long activist for children’s rights and the founder of GoodWeave, has received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He shares the award with 17-year-old Malala Yousafzay, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting the right for girls to be educated—and still continuesMore »

Last updated: October 15, 2014

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