Bon-Ton Partners with Mario Lopez to Support Boys & Girls Clubs

Mario Lopez

MILWAUKEE-The Bon-Ton Stores, including the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers, announced its second annual partnership with Mario Lopez in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s largest building-centered, youth-focused provider of after-school programs. The Give the Gift of a Great Future campaign kicked off on Oct. 1 andMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Michael Aram, Ligne Roset to be Honored by Museum of Arts and Design

Michael Aram

NEW YORK-Michael Aram, artist and founder of Michael Aram Inc., and furniture company Ligne Roset will be among those honored this evening by New York’s Museum of Arts and Design for contributions in the art, craft and design industries. “It’s an honor for the museum to award such leaders and creators, who epitomize MAD’s commitmentMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

New Rug Showrooms at AmericasMart


ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta recently announced a slew of new and relocated showrooms, which included several rug exhibitors. They will all be unveiled at January’s Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. After years on the sixth floor, Capel Rugs will relocate its showroom within Building 1, moving to 3-C-15,More »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

The Rug Company, Diane von Furstenberg Celebrate More Than 10 Years Together

The Rug Company’s Python Glory

NEW YORK-The Rug Company and renown designer Diane von Furstenberg will celebrate their collaboration of more than ten years with an event tonight at The Rug Company’s location here, where they will debut von Furstenberg’s newest designs for the company: three interpretations of the designer’s iconic animal prints. Handknotted in Nepal using Tibetan wool yarns,More »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Robinson Upped to Aaron’s CEO

John Robinson

ATLANTA-Aaron’s has promoted John W. Robinson III, executive vice president of Aaron’s and CEO of Progressive Leasing, to CEO of the entire company, effective today. Robinson will also join the Aaron’s board of directors. He has succeeded Gil Danielson, who has served as interim CEO since the retirement of Ron Allen in August. Danielson remainsMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

Dollar Tree Moves Toward Antitrust Compliance for Family Dollar Merger

Dollar Tree

CHESAPEAKE, Va.-Dollar Tree said it has complied with the Federal Trade Commission’s request for additional information and documents regarding its proposed merger with Family Dollar. In its statement on its compliance, Dollar Tree also said the company and Family Dollar have agreed not to close the deal before Dec. 30, unless the FTC completes itsMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

Lunares Names Herald CEO

Sebastian Herald

SAN FRANCISCO-Tabletop company Lunares, best known for its sculptural handcast aluminum creations, has named Sebastian Herald as its new CEO–a new position for the company. Herald most recently served as CEO of Michael Aram. “Sebastian brings a blend of industry expertise, business strategy and operational insights, filtered through a keen design understanding–a rare combination ofMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

NPD: Shoppers “Self-Gift” Housewares During Holidays

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-The majority of holiday sales of electric and non-electric housewares are gifts to oneself, according to new research by The NPD Group. About two-thirds of all small electrics bought during the holiday shopping season are for the purchaser’s own use, NPD said (the research firm did not give the same percentage for non-electricMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014