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The Newest Lighting Shines in Dallas

Feiss LED

DALLAS—A positive vibe infused the Dallas Market Center on the second day of the Dallas International Lighting Market yesterday. Touches of sparkle, more LED and nature influences were among what was seen among the introductions. Many companies expanded their existing LED lines, including LBL. Half of its introductions this market used LEDs, said Brian Klein,More »

Last updated: January 22, 2014

Blog: Kudos to HGTV Home

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Hats off to HGTV HOME. Earlier this week, the consumer products arm of the much-trusted television network announced that it is launching a baby furniture collection. The collection, to be exclusively sold in 86 buybuy BABY stores, is just the latest in a flurry of licensing activity. Before the holidays, HGTV Home partnered with DreamsMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2014

BLOG: Rug Introductions Continue to Roll Out in Atlanta

Dynamic

ATLANTA–The introductions continued to roll out at the Atlanta International Area Rug Show, from indoor/outdoor rugs to handknotteds. Dalyn crossed custom with stock for its new Above & Beyond brand, which has customized colors and designs “but packaged in a way that makes it easy,” said Bryan McIntosh, director of marketing. “It’s more streamlined. TheMore »

Last updated: January 10, 2014

Blog: Atlanta Rug Market Wraps Up Day One

Capel’s Infinity, left, and Aspen

ATLANTA-More is more in Atlanta, as rug companies debuted their first introductions of the year at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. New and expanding licensed collections were prominently featured, and color and texture continued their reign. Some companies also debuted new categories. In its new showroom, Kas officially launched its pillow and pouf category,More »

Last updated: January 9, 2014

Resolutions for 2014

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By Duke Ratliff With holiday shopping (and selling) in the rearview mirror, home furnishings executives can now focus on the year ahead. Here are a few resolutions for the new year that notable individuals and institutions can make to make it a successful 2014. Walmart’s new leaders Doug McMillon and David Cheesewright should resolve toMore »

Last updated: December 20, 2013

Blog: Cru Founder, Inspiring Women to Make a Difference

CRU dinnerware

Darbie Angell, founder of Cru dinnerware, is on another philanthropic mission. Angell, who works to provide fresh drinking water in Bangladesh and who has produced a dinner plate whose sale benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is now trying to inspire women to make a difference in the world by helping others. Cru hasMore »

Last updated: November 26, 2013

Blog: Fifty Years Ago at the Trade Mart in Dallas

Dallas Market Center JFK

For many of the 2,600 people that day at the Dallas Market Center’s Trade Mart, it was expected to be a once-in-a-lifetime event—seeing the president of the United States speak in person. Instead, that day would indeed become unforgettable, but for unimaginable reasons. President John F. Kennedy, making his way through downtown Dallas to theMore »

Last updated: November 22, 2013

Blog: Sweater Mug Sensation

Yedi’s Sweater Mugs

Yedi Houseware’s Sweater Mugs have grabbed the consumer media spotlight. The mugs made Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list in the December issue of The Oprah Magazine; the “Secret Sales” portion of New York’s local ABC Eyewitness News program; and Good Morning America’s “Deals and Steals” program. The mugs were also featured on a recent episode ofMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2013