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    more »West Coast longshore workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached between their union, the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU), and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Eighty-two percent of the union membership voted in favor of the deal.

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Retail

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    West Coast ports

    Longshore Workers Give Big Thumbs Up to New Contract

    West Coast longshore workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached between their union, the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU), and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Eighty-two percent of the union membership voted in favor of the deal.

Housewares

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    Bankruptcy Court Approves EveryWare Restructuring Plan

    The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has confirmed EveryWare Global’s financial restructuring plan, clearing the way from the company’s exit from Chapter 11. EveryWare filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 on April 7. The restructuring plan provides for the cancellation of the company’s existing common stock, and will give cash equal to 6 cents per existing share to the company’s existing stockholders and holders of in-the-money warrants.

Tabletop/Gifts

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    Forty One Madison

    Forty One Madison Welcomes Gift Buyers This Summer

    Giftware retailers and buyers can head to Forty One Madison Aug. 15-19, where they’ll find many of the category’s top-tier brands exclusively exhibiting in their permanent showrooms. More than 40 companies based at Forty One Madison will welcome visitors who also make the rounds at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center where NY Now is staged.

Floor Covering

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    Strong Start for Rugs in New Nebraska Furniture Mart Location

    Nebraska Furniture Mart officially opened its fourth and largest location, in The Colony in the Dallas metropolitan area, earlier this month. It also devotes the largest amount of floor space to the rug category with about 10,000 square feet—slightly larger than the category in its Kansas City location and double the Omaha one, said David Snedeker, division merchandise manager of flooring for Nebraska Furniture Mart.

Textiles

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    Jane Seymour

    Victoria Classics to Offer Jane Seymour Textiles

    Victoria Classics has reached a license agreement with Jane Seymour to offer a line of textiles branded under the actress’ name. The company will offer two Jane Seymour collections: the Estate collection, reflecting Seymour’s British heritage and in more relaxed and traditional designs; and Hollywood Glamor, described by Jack Anzarouth, Victoria Classics’ director of marketing, as “more glitzy.”

Furniture/Lighting

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    Ashley Furniture

    Ashley Furniture to Open E-Commerce Headquarters

    Ashley Furniture Industries announced today that it is establishing, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ashcomm LLC, its U.S. e-commerce headquarters in Ybor City here. The headquarters office will occupy 70,000 square feet of space in Centro Ybor in the heart of Tampa’s historic business and entertainment district.

Blogs

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    Duke Ratliff

    Making History

    The home furnishings business has lots of long-time vendors with plenty of history.A week barely goes by that HFN doesn’t receive a...

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    Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Bare Minimums

    It was a taboo subject when unemployment was high and people felt they were fortunate just to have a job. That was a long stretch, even l...

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