ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association will hold the Discover Design event on Oct. 21 in New York. The event will highlight well-designed new products from housewares vendors. It will take place in the Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the Hilton New York hotel from noon to 4 p.m.
NEW YORK–Brides magazine will host a White Hot Style Shop, a pop-up bridal experience in New York City, Oct. 8-10 alongside a nationwide philanthropic retail campaign dubbed White Hot Hope. The White Hot Style Shop is a first-ever, high-style inspiration shop that will feature the magazine’s advice on wedding-related issues, such as styling and etiquette, … More »
NEW YORK–Lenox has entered into a licensing alliance with Donna Karan International to create the Donna Karan Lenox tabletop and giftware collection. The Donna Karan Lenox collection, to preview at the New York tabletop show, Oct. 12-15, will include porcelain and stoneware dinnerware, serving pieces, crystal glassware, flatware and an extensive assortment of giftware crafted … More »
NEW YORK–Springs Global has set a new organization for its U.S. business, moving all of its branded and store-branded products here under the leadership of Joe Granger, president of the branded business. The relocation affects the company’s bedding, bath, tabletop, furniture, lighting and freestanding window products. The design, product development, merchandising, marketing and sales functions for … More »
SEATTLE–Aladdin looks to encourage families to use reusable products instead of disposable ones with its Do the Reuse Challenge, which includes following nine families across the United States as they attempt to be more environmentally friendly. The families were outfitted with Aladdin reusable products to help them in their quest and they blog about their … More »
UNION, N.J.–Second-quarter net income for Bed Bath & Beyond increased by a powerful 34 percent in the second quarter, totaling $181.8 million. The retailer’s net sales reached $2.1 billion in the quarter, up 12 percent, including a healthy 7.4 percent gain in same-store sales. Gross margin rose 56 basis points to 40.9 percent. While selling, … More »
NEW YORK–Duke Ratliff has been named editor-in-chief of HFN, effective Sept. 20, succeeding Warren Shoulberg, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Ratliff has been with HFN, a division of Macfadden Communications Group, for 12 years as executive editor. “I have known Duke for nearly 15 years and have always appreciated his enthusiasm … More »
STOCKHOLM–Keith McLoughlin will succeed Hans Stråberg as Electrolux’s president and chief executive officer on Jan. 1, 2011. McLoughlin is head of research and development, manufacturing and purchasing for Electrolux’s major-appliances unit. He assumed this post last year after heading Electrolux Major Appliances North America. In a company statement, Marcus Wallenberg, Electrolux’s chairman, said McLoughlin will … More »