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The Paula Deen Network to Launch This Fall

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SAVANNAH, Ga.–Paula Deen Ventures has announced the Paula Deen Network, an interactive, paid, subscription-based online offering, with an expected September launch. Viewers will be able to engage and access content any time they want on their computers, smartphones and tablets. Programs will feature both short- and long-form content and shows will have themes for everyMore »

Last updated: June 12, 2014

Paula Deen Gets Backing from Najafi Media

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SAVANNAH, Ga.–Paula Deen is planning a comeback with a new enterprise—Paula Deen Ventures—with financial backing from Najafi Media, an affiliate of Phoenix-based private investment firm Najafi Companies. Najafi Media is a $2 billion content and consumer distribution company. Najafi Companies has also invested in such organizations as SkyMall and the Phoenix Suns. Paula Deen VenturesMore »

Last updated: February 13, 2014

Paula Deen Gets Backing from Najafi Media

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SAVANNAH, Ga.–Paula Deen is planning a comeback with a new enterprise—Paula Deen Ventures—with financial backing from Najafi Media, an affiliate of Phoenix-based private investment firm Najafi Companies. Najafi Media is a $2 billion content and consumer distribution company. Najafi Companies has also invested in such organizations as SkyMall and the Phoenix Suns. Paula Deen VenturesMore »

Last updated: February 13, 2014

Meyer to Debut Bonjour Brand at Tabletop Show

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NEW YORK–Meyer Corp. is extending its Bonjour brand—known for coffee presses and glass tea pots—into the tabletop arena with the debut of 13 dinnerware designs at the New York Tabletop Show next week. The casual assortments will be made from stoneware and porcelain and will be available in set configurations along with multiple serving piecesMore »

Last updated: October 11, 2013

In the Public Eye

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Remember the ’80s song “Somebody’s Watching Me?” The lyrics for the Michael Jackson-like ditty went: “I always feel like somebody’s watching me.” Well, I nominate that almost-forgotten tune to be the song of summer 2013 for decision makers of all shapes and sizes. If recent events are any indication, if it feels like somebody isMore »

Last updated: September 10, 2013

Universal Furniture to Continue Paula Deen Collections

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–Universal Furniture has sent a letter to retailers stating that the company will “move forward with the Paula Deen brand and will continue to market her collections as the Paula Deen Home Collection.” The company cited several factors that contributed to its decision: “Our belief that Paula is not the person portrayed byMore »

Last updated: July 25, 2013

JCP, Sears, QVC Drop Paula Deen Products

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NEW YORK-J.C. Penney, Sears Holdings (parent of Sears and Kmart) and QVC have all discontinued Paula Deen-branded merchandise, in the wake of the controversy over racial slurs Deen admitted to using some time ago. Brief statements from J.C. Penney and Sears Holdings representatives to HFN confirmed that the two retail companies have ended their relationshipsMore »

Last updated: July 1, 2013

Walmart, Target End Paula Deen Relationships

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., and MINNEAPOLIS-In the wake of the controversy regarding racist remarks Paula Deen admitted to, Walmart and Target have ended their relationships with her company, Paula Deen Enterprises. A brief statement from Walmart said that “we will not place any new orders (for Paula Deen merchandise) beyond those already committed. We will work withMore »

Last updated: June 27, 2013