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Housewares Veteran Bill Parks, 75

Bill Parks

CARY, N.C.–Bill Parks, former president of Hamilton Beach and a housewares industry veteran, died of throat cancer on April 13. He was 75. Parks spent most of his career in the housewares industry. He worked for Scovill/Hamilton Beach from 1967 through 1976 in various positions, including distribution manager and general sales manager. He was theMore »

Last updated: April 17, 2014

HFN App Available Now

HFN app

NEW YORK–Download the new HFN app from the iTunes App Store and start receiving all of your Home Furnishings News on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hfn/id793939640?mt=8

Last updated: March 14, 2014

Jarden Net Falls in Q4, Fiscal Year

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RYE, N.Y.-Despite a record-breaking sales total, Jarden posted a 24 percent drop in fourth-quarter net income, to $37 million. This brought the bottom-total for the housewares giant to $203.9 million, down 16.4 percent, for its fiscal year ending on Dec. 31. Net sales in the quarter reached a record $2.2 billion, up 21.8 percent. ForMore »

Last updated: February 13, 2014

J.C. Penney Q4 Comps Up; First Quarter Gain in Nearly Three Years


PLANO, Texas-For the first time since the second quarter of 2011, J.C. Penney posted a quarterly same-store sales gain, with same-store sales up 2.1 percent for its fiscal fourth quarter. The department-store retailer added that same-store sales for the combined November-December period rose 3.1 percent over the same period from the previous year. J.C. PenneyMore »

Last updated: February 4, 2014

Gibson Heads Back to School with Combo Sets

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COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson Overseas said it is experiencing strong back-to-school sales based on the introduction of its Gibson Home combination tabletop and housewares sets. Thirty- and 59-piece combination sets, such as Total Kitchen, and dinnerware combinations, such as the Deluxe Essentials Plus Series, are experiencing strong sell–through with younger consumers looking for easy, convenient solutions asMore »

Last updated: July 18, 2013