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    more »Net sales for Amazon.com rose 15.1 percent to $22.7 billion for its first quarter ending on March 31, thanks to solid gains of 39.6 percent in net service sales and 8.8 percent in net product sales. The company posted a net loss of $57 million in the quarter, compared to net income of $108 million in its first quarter of last year.

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    Amazon Boosts Q1 Sales by 15.1 Percent

    Net sales for Amazon.com rose 15.1 percent to $22.7 billion for its first quarter ending on March 31, thanks to solid gains of 39.6 percent in net service sales and 8.8 percent in net product sales. The company posted a net loss of $57 million in the quarter, compared to net income of $108 million in its first quarter of last year.

Housewares

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    Progressive Market Research to Offer Confidential, Proprietary Facts and Figures

    Progressive Business Media, parent company of HFN, Furniture/Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living and Kids Today, has launched a new division to offer the home furnishings industry customized, proprietary and confidential research aimed at facilitating data-driven decision making. The new division, called Progressive Market Research, is being formally unveiled at the High Point Market, April 18-23.

Tabletop/Gifts

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    Lenox

    Lenox Launches Table Talk Blog

    Lenox has launched a blog called Table Talk that features inspiring photos, tips on decorating and entertaining, reports on events and people, and more. “Every month, about a million people visit our website,” said Sherri Crisenbery, vice president of Lenox Brands, “and Table Talk is a great way for us to engage with them while establishing ourselves as America’s home entertaining design authority.”

Floor Covering

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    LVDC

    Las Vegas Design Center Anchors Expand for Summer

    Las Vegas Market announced that the expansion of three leading showrooms—Global Views and its Studio A affiliate, Christopher Guy and Phillips Collection—will reshape the Building A lobby and atrium entry, which is part of Las Vegas Design Center. The changes, which affect A1 and A2, will be unveiled at the Las Vegas Market this summer, August 2-6.

Textiles

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    J.C. Penney Eva Longoria

    J.C. Penney Debuts Eva Longoria Textiles Line

    J.C. Penney is now offering a line of home textiles designed by actress Eva Longoria, according to various reports. The collection can be seen on J.C. Penney’s website, jcpenney.com. It consists of bed ensembles, decorative pillows and window treatments, the latter of which include curtain panels and top treatments.

Furniture/Lighting

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    High Point Market

    High Point Market Registrations Top 45K

    Buyer registrations topped 45,000 for the first time ever, and more than 14,000 buying companies sent people to this month’s market, the High Point Market Authority Board said on Wednesday. Market Authority President Tom Conley told board members earlier this week that, while actual attendance numbers were not yet available, the increased registration is a sign that the market remains healthy.

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    Duke Ratliff

    Best Intentions

    Straight from the No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Department, Starbucks received tons of press—mostly bad—for its Race Together ...

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    Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    MIA

    Alert the FBI. Contact Scotland Yard. Hire Magnum, Kojak and the NCIS boys.The home business has lost nearly $40 billion in sales over th...

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