Author Archives: Home Furnishings News

Hamilton Beach Net Jumps 143 Percent in First Quarter

Hamilton Beach Net Jumps 143 Percent in First Quarter

CLEVELAND–Net income for the Hamilton Beach unit of NACCO Industries rose 143 percent to $3.4 million in the first quarter. The housewares manufacturer accomplished this on an 8.9 percent pickup in net sales for the quarter, which totaled $102.6 million. The bottom line also included a boost from lower product costs and higher unit salesMore »

Richardson to Preview World Color Trends at Surtex

Richardson to Preview World Color Trends at Surtex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Barbara Richardson, director of color marketing for AkzoNobel in North America, will supervise the design and installation of a three-dimensional color trends display for the upcoming Surtex trade show. The display will be placed in the lobby of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, where Surtex will be heldMore »

Housewares Charity Foundation Tops $2.2 Million at Show Gala

Housewares Charity Foundation Tops $2.2 Million at Show Gala

ROSEMONT, Ill.–For the second year in a row, the Housewares Charity Foundation raised more than $2.2 million at its annual gala, held during the International Home + Housewares Show. According to a statement from the International Housewares Association, proceeds from the event, benefited the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, HCF’s legacy charity. Since the first galaMore »

Remington Sales Boost Spectrum’s First Quarter

Remington Sales Boost Spectrum’s First Quarter

MADISON, Wis.–Global sales of Remington-branded products rose 12.1 percent in the fiscal second quarter of parent company Spectrum Brands, totaling $96.3 million. The sales rise helped the parent’s Global Batteries and Personal Care segment to an operating profit of $41.1 million, up 12.6 percent over last year’s fiscal second quarter. In its statement reviewing theMore »

IFDA Honors Circle of Excellence Award Winners

IFDA Honors Circle of Excellence Award Winners

NEW YORK–The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association recognized the winners of its Circle of Excellence Awards at a reception held at the Union League Club here last night. Receiving the award for interior design was Charles Pavarini III, owner of Charles Pavarini III Design Associates. For product design/development, the winnerMore »

Austin Named V.P. at AmericasMart

Austin Named V.P. at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–Brett Austin has been named vice president in charge of AmericasMart marketing and sales services, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc., parent entity. Austin’s appointment as vice president elevates and expands his previous position as AMC marketing and publishing procurement/production director, in which forMore »

Ploy Named President of Aico

Ploy Named President of Aico

PICO RIVERA, Calif.–Aico/Amini Innovation has promoted Martin Ploy to president, succeeding Larry Rinaldi who recently retired. Ploy has been with the company for eight years, and held the position of executive vice president for the past five years. His experience in the furniture industry includes stints with RB Furniture, Benchcraft Furniture and Krause’s Sofa Factory.More »

Karastan’s Miller Passes Away

Karastan’s Miller Passes Away

NEW YORK–Longtime industry veteran Elizabeth Miller passed away yesterday after a five-year battle with cancer. Besides serving as senior vice president of design at Karastan Rugs, a division of Mohawk Home, she was also the force behind Home for the Cure, the industry-wide fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This past October aMore »