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Report: WWRD to Make Olympic Items

Report: WWRD to Make Olympic Items

NEW YORK–WWRD Holdings Limited, owners of Wedgwood, Waterford Crystal and Royal Doulton brands, will make licensed products for the 2012 London Olympic Games, according to a report from the Design Week Web site. The report said that WWRD will produce ceramic and crystal items, including limited edition pieces. The Olympic items will be available atMore »

Simmons Facility Receives Safety Honor

Simmons Facility Receives Safety Honor

ATLANTA–The North Carolina Department of Labor has honored Simmons’ factory in Charlotte as a participant in its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). SHARP is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration program that recognizes companies that have provided exemplary safety and health environments for their employees. According to a Simmons statement, the Charlotte facilityMore »

J.C. Penney Moves Cindy Crawford Outdoors

J.C. Penney Moves Cindy Crawford Outdoors

NEW YORK–J.C. Penney is rolling out to its stores this week the second wave of Cindy Crawford branded home products, taking the line into the great outdoors. The introductions include two casual dining and seating sets, Santa Cruz and Latigo Wicker, plus outdoor tabletop, decorative accessories and specialty outdoor items like a gazebo and umbrella.More »

Mattress Firm Names Fazio Chairman, Stagner President and CEO

Mattress Firm Names Fazio Chairman, Stagner President and CEO

HOUSTON–Gary Fazio has been promoted to chairman of Mattress Firm, while Steve Stagner has added the chief-executive-officer title to his duties as president of the mattress specialty retailer. With these changes, which were effective on Feb. 3, Stagner has assumed responsibility of the day-to-day operations of the company. Fazio, who was the previous CEO, isMore »

NYIGF Posts Double-Digit Attendance Gains

NYIGF Posts Double-Digit Attendance Gains

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Renewed buyer optimism and positive economic indicators directly resulted in a double-digit increase in attendance and robust order-writing at the winter 2010 edition of the New York International Gift Fair, according to show organizer GLM. This surge to some 35,000 buyers from around the world significantly exceeded pre-market attendance projections and led manyMore »

Warren Shoulberg Blog: Presents of Mine

Warren Shoulberg Blog: Presents of Mine

This has not been a funny year. There has not been much to laugh about for the millions of people out of work, for those who have watched their personal financial situations deteriorate and for all the companies struggling to survive the worst economic period in several lifetimes. So, in this annual ritual of suggestingMore »