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Lavazza to Purchase Stake in Green Mountain

Lavazza to Purchase Stake in Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. have formed an agreement in which Lavazza will purchase a stake in Green Mountain. The two companies are also working on a further agreement through which they will develop single-serve espresso machines. Under the terms of the purchase deal, Lavazza will buy $250 million of newlyMore »

American Textile Expands Operations, Boosts Executive Ranks

American Textile Expands Operations, Boosts Executive Ranks

PITTSBURGH–American Textile Co. is opening a new office in Davidson, N.C., and has named new executives to its product development and marketing teams. The new office will serve as the base for the company’s product-development and marketing operations. In the product-development area, American Textile has named Jane Fischer vice president of product development, a newlyMore »

Retail Container Traffic to Rise 16 Percent in September

Retail Container Traffic to Rise 16 Percent in September

WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 16 percent this month, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The push will come from the need for stores to stock up on holiday merchandise, according to Jonathan Gold, NRF’s viceMore »

IFDA Walk for Design Education Scheduled for Sept. 25

IFDA Walk for Design Education Scheduled for Sept. 25

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The Carolinas chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will stage its second Walk for Design Education on Sept. 25. This year’s walk will focus on key showrooms, including those at the International Home Furnishings Center and in other locations here and nearby. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Ruth ClarkMore »

Laura Ashley Teams With Best Brands for Kitchen Textiles

Laura Ashley Teams With Best Brands for Kitchen Textiles

NEW YORK–Laura Ashley, Inc., has signed a licensing agreement with Best Brands Consumer Products to develop a line of kitchen textiles and tabletop linens for North America. Best Brands plans to launch the Laura Ashley kitchen textiles collection at retail in the fall of 2011. In addition, Laura Ashley has expanded its current partnership withMore »

Fissler Launches Knives

Fissler Launches Knives

LOS ANGELES–Cookware company Fissler USA has expanded into cutlery, launching its Solingen, Germany-made Profession and Perfection collections. Working with designer Thomas Gerlach of Via 4 Design, the knives have hand-sharpened, razor-edge blades at 16 to 19 degree angles and such features as electro-treated blades for corrosion resistance and non-slip injection molded plastic/fiberglass handles. The ProfessionMore »