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  •        Bed Bath & Beyond Annual Meeting Emphasizes a Lot of More ... and Some Less

    more »More products, more channels, more targeted marketing. In fact more of everything ... with the exception of a lot more stores. If not quite the mantra at this year’s Bed Bath & Beyond annual shareholders meeting here, the giant retailer’s stepped-up efforts to expand its products offerings, ramp up its online business and use more precision in its couponing and other marketing efforts were big parts of its message.

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Retail

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    Bed Bath & Beyond Annual Meeting Emphasizes a Lot of More ... and Some Less

    More products, more channels, more targeted marketing. In fact more of everything ... with the exception of a lot more stores. If not quite the mantra at this year’s Bed Bath & Beyond annual shareholders meeting here, the giant retailer’s stepped-up efforts to expand its products offerings, ramp up its online business and use more precision in its couponing and other marketing efforts were big parts of its message.

Housewares

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    The Jia Plus store

    Jia Opens Retail Store in China

    Jia, the Chinese design-based housewares company, has opened its first retail store, called Jia Plus, in Shin Kong Place, Suzhou. The store offers unique products for the kitchen, dining table and living room from Jia as well as other design-oriented companies such as the Danish brand Menu; Italesse, an Italian cutlery brand; French wine accessories brand L’Atelier du Vin; the German cutlery brand Mono; and Taiwan’s premium lighting design brand QisDesign.

Tabletop/Gifts

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    New Showrooms to Launch this Summer

    Several companies have announced plans to open showrooms in Atlanta and Las Vegas this summer. Marcella Fine Rugs will close its AmericasMart showroom in Atlanta, as it will instead show an expanded depth and breadth of its product offerings in its Buckhead location, in the Marcella Building at the intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree roads.

Floor Covering

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    Thirteen Atlanta Exhibitors to Participate in ART Card Program

    Thirteen vendors will participate in Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program at next week’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The program offers exclusive market specials and promotions to ART member retailers who present their ART card when orders are placed. In addition, ART will host two events.

Textiles

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    airweave

    Airweave Partners with Danish Furniture Retailer BoConcept

    Airweave, a Japanese manufacturer of premium bedding toppers and pillows, has partnered with Danish furniture brand BoConcept. Airweave toppers and pillows are currently being sold at BoConcept SoHo at 69 Greene St., here. Both floors at the modern home franchise will have an Airweave lifestyle display featuring product, signage, catalogs and other collateral material.

Furniture/Lighting

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    Nebraska Furniture Mart Dallas

    Video: HFN Tours the Newest Nebraska Furniture Mart Location

    HFN recently toured the newest Nebraska Furniture Mart location, the retailer’s fourth and largest location that officially opened in May. The 1.86 million-square-foot site has 560,000 square feet of retail space, which includes furniture, housewares, lighting, rugs, electronics, outdoor living and—peppered throughout the store—accessories and home decor.