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Pendleton Partners with Ricardo Beverly Hills for Luggage Line

Pendleton Woolen Mills

PORTLAND, Ore.-Pendleton Woolen Mills has reached an agreement with Ricardo Beverly Hills for a luggage collection under the Pendleton brand. The new line will be designed with Pendleton’s exclusive patterns, printed on Ricardo’s soft-side and hard-side luggage. A joint statement from the two companies added that there will be opportunities to incorporate Pendleton’s fabric inMore »

Keurig Becomes Exclusive Maker of Harris Teeter K-Cups

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain has become the exclusive manufacturer of Harris Teeter-branded K-Cup packs for its Keurig brewing system. Financial terms of the agreement between Keurig and the southern department-store chain were not disclosed. The new line of K-Cups is available now at Harris Teeter stores and on harristeeter.com. It is launching with an assortmentMore »

Veranda Classics Launches New Website with Cruise Giveaway

ForemostFurniture

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-Veranda Classics by Foremost has launched a new website, verandaclassics.com, in an effort to provide quick and complete information to customers and easy access for retailers looking for a new source of high-end outdoor furniture. To kick off the new site, Veranda Classics will give away a four-day Royal Caribbean Cruise gift certificateMore »

Atlanta Gift Market Opens Today

AmericasMart

ATLANTA–The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market opens today, with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market opening tomorrow. Among the market changes is the debut of the new Market Club on Floor 6 in Building 1. Buying companies that attend five markets over a five-year period are extended membership in the lounge, where theyMore »

HSN Tabs Marketing Chief Brand as President

Bill Brand

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-Bill Brand, chief marketing officer of HSNi, has added the title of president of HSN, a position that had been vacant for eight years. Brand, who is retaining his role as HSNi’s chief marketing officer, has added responsibility over merchandising, programming, planning and HSN2. He continues to report to Mindy Grossman, HSNi’s CEO.More »

Walmart Holding “Made in the USA” Event

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart is holding its first-ever open call for “Made in the USA” products here today. The retailer is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers, who will meet with senior Walmart executives and merchants to pitch their products for the stores, Sam’s Club warehouse clubs and online. Among the product categories which willMore »

Gordmans Tabs Myers for Marketing, Townsend for E-commerce

Amy Starr Myers

OMAHA, Neb.-Amy Starr Myers has joined Gordmans as senior vice president of marketing, and Stacey Townsend has been named vice president and general manager of e-commerce. Both are new positions for the specialty retailer. Myers is responsible for Gordmans’ marketing operations, and reports directly to T. Scott King, chairman and interim CEO. Townsend will launchMore »

Havertys Sales Gain in Q2

Havertys

ATLANTA-Havertys posted a second-quarter increase of 2.4 percent in net sales, to $175.1 million, according to a preliminary statement on the quarter, which ended on June 30. The sales pickup included a 3.2 percent rise in same-store sales. Clarence Smith, Havertys’ chairman, president and CEO, said the retailer experienced growth in sales of upholstery, mattressesMore »