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Editorial Deadline for Las Vegas Market July 12

Editorial Deadline for Las Vegas Market July 12

NEW YORK-The deadline for sending in new product information and high-resolution images for possible inclusion in HFN’s coverage of the Las Vegas Market in August is Monday, July 12. To submit information on rugs, lighting, or accessories, contact Andrea Lillo, alillo@hfnmag.com; for mattresses, David Gill, dgill@hfnmag.com; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, wshoulberg@hfnmag.com.

Retail Container Traffic Forecast to Rise 15 Percent in June

Retail Container Traffic Forecast to Rise 15 Percent in June

WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will increase by 15 percent this month over June 2009, according to a projection by the National Retail Federation and consulting firm Hackett Associates. The monthly Global Port Tracker report said container traffic this month should total 1.16 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). The TEUMore »

WestPoint Signs Agreement for Hanes Textiles Line

WestPoint Signs Agreement for Hanes Textiles Line

NEW YORK–WestPoint Home has reached an agreement with Hanesbrands to design, produce and market a collection of bed and bath textiles under the Hanes brand. Included in the line are Hanes-branded sheets, bedding and accessories, bath towels and accessories, blankets, throws, down comforters, pillows and mattress pads. WestPoint will show the first products in thisMore »

HSN2 to Premiere in August

HSN2 to Premiere in August

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–HSN will debut HSN2, a second 24-hour television channel, on Aug. 1 on the DISH Network. The programming on the new channel will offer consumers an assortment of encore airings of HSN’s shows, products, brands and personalities, according to a statement from the television retailer. The second channel will be either complementary orMore »

Hollander Tabs Torres as Vice President of Merchandising

Hollander Tabs Torres as Vice President of Merchandising

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hector Torres has been named vice president of merchandising at Hollander Home Fashions. In this newly created position, Torres is responsible for merchandising activities concentrating on the company’s department-store and specialty-store businesses. He reports to Beth Mack, chief merchandising officer. Mack said Torres’ appointment is part of Hollander’s long-term growth strategy, which includesMore »

Toreno Named Director Tradeshow Sales at 7 W New York

Toreno Named Director Tradeshow Sales at 7 W New York

NEW YORK–7 W New York announced that Toni Toreno has been appointed as the building’s new director of trade show sales. In this role, Toreno will be responsible for all trade show activity on the 11th floor of the building.  This includes 7 W-produced events like the upcoming NYC Baby & Kids Fair, as wellMore »

Tervis to Debut Disney Items

Tervis to Debut Disney Items

NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Mickey Mouse and friends are making their Tervis Tumbler debut this summer. Tervis will introduce beverageware featuring Mickey Mouse, his gal Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald and Daisy Duck by the end of this month. The company said it will introduce new characters including designs from Disney Princesses, Disney Fairies and Disney Pixar’s CarsMore »