Electrolux Debuts New Logo to Refresh Brand ID

Electrolux’s new logo

STOCKHOLM-Electrolux has unveiled a new logo as a way of freshening its brand identity and to “engage people in a positive an emotional way,” according to MaryKay Kopf, the company’s chief marketing officer. The new logo presents the Electrolux name in a new color and new font, exclusive to the company, and places greater emphasisMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

NRF: Retail Sales Hit Highest Level Since 2011


WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales during the just-finished holiday season reached $616.1 billion, up 4 percent from the 2013 holidays and the highest level this number has achieved since 2011, according to the National Retail Federation. “Today’s holiday retail sales results are welcome news for our industry and for our economy,” said Matthew Shay, NRF president andMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Dallas Market Opens Today

Dallas Lighting Market Opens Today

DALLAS-Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and Dallas International Lighting Market both open today at the Dallas Market Center, here. Thousands of new items, including lighting, home decor, gourmet and more, will debut. Today, events include a reception at Crystorama (Trade Mart, 3503), from 4-6 p.m., which is celebrating its expanded showroom. Designer Libby LangdonMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Sasser: Dollar Tree at “the End of Our Patience” with Family Dollar

Bob Sasser

CHESAPEAKE, Va.-Dollar Tree will not agree to any more adjournments of Family Dollar’s shareholders vote on its proposed merger with the dollar-store retailer, and has “reached the end of our patience,” according to a letter sent by Bob Sasser, Dollar Tree’s CEO, to Howard Levine, chairman, president and CEO of Family Dollar. In the letter,More »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Belk Total and Comp Sales Gain for Holidays


CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Regional department store Belk posted an increase of 5.2 percent for total sales during the holiday sales period, plus a pickup of 4.8 percent in same-store sales for the period. The company said in a statement that its sales gains covered the nine-week period ending on Jan. 3. “Holiday sales got off to aMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Mohawk Purchases European Vinyl Company for $1.2B

Mohawk Industries

CALHOUN, Ga.-Mohawk Industries has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the IVC Group, a leading manufacturer of sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and laminate based in Belgium. Mohawk is acquiring IVC for approximately $1.2 billion through a combination of cash and equity. The purchase will expand Mohawk’s position as a leading global flooringMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Heimtextil Exhibitor Count Gains


FRANKFURT, Germany-The exhibitor count for Heimtextil, which opens today, totals 2,759, up 45 from last year’s show and the largest number of exhibitors in years, according to Messe Frankfurt, which owns and organizes the textiles trade fair. Those exhibitors come from 68 countries, up from 62 countries last year. Detlef Braun, member of Messe Frankfurt’sMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Arteriors Expands Sales Team with Three Appointments


DALLAS-Luxury lighting, furniture and home decor company Arteriors has appointed three sales executives: Ben Howard has been named national sales manager of lighting, Jim Bindman vice president of sales of the Arteriors Contract division, and Kevin Reilly international sales manager. “As Arteriors continues to expand our presence into new markets—both internationally and domestically—it’s a naturalMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015