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Fanimation Opens West Coast Distribution Center

Fanimation Opens West Coast Distribution Center

ZIONSVILLE, Ind.–Ceiling fan manufacturer Fanimation has opened a distribution center for the West Coast in Azusa, Calif., outside of Los Angeles. “We are proud to announce the opening of our West Coast distribution center,” said Nathan Frampton, president. “The new facility will offer our customers even faster shipping times, better customer service, inventory backup, and theMore »

Stew Leonard CEO to Speak at Icon Honors

Stew Leonard CEO to Speak at Icon Honors

ATLANTA–Stew Leonard, Jr., left, the president and chief executive officer of specialty grocery retailer Stew Leonard’s, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Icon Honors awards event on July 17, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Founded in 1969, Stew Leonard’s is a family-owned andMore »

Dollar General Boosts Bottom Line by 64 Percent in First Quarter

Dollar General Boosts Bottom Line by 64 Percent in First Quarter

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.–First-quarter net income ballooned by 64 percent for Dollar General, finishing at $136 million. The retail chain firmed its bottom line through a 12 percent gain in net sales for the quarter, totaling $3.1 billion, which included a 6.7 percent rise in its same-store sales. Also, Dollar General picked up 136 basis points inMore »

IFDA to Present Global Trends Seminar at Forty One Madison

IFDA to Present Global Trends Seminar at Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will present a breakfast program spotlighting trends from the recent Milan Furniture Fair and the New York Tabletop Show. The event is scheduled for June 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Forty One Madison here. Featured in the session will be Patricia Bouley, founderMore »

Printsource New York Scheduled for August

Printsource New York Scheduled for August

NEW YORK–Printsource New York, a trade show for textile and surface design, will take place from Aug. 2 through Aug. 4 at the 7 W New York showroom building. The show will highlight studios that provide design surfaces for a number of applications, including apparel, paper goods and home textiles. Among the product categories coveredMore »

Uttermost Announces iPad Promo

Uttermost Announces iPad Promo

ROCKY MOUNT, Va.–Uttermost will give away three iPads as part of its launch into social media. The giveaway is for Uttermost’s “New Product Ideas” contest, where retailers and designers are invited to share their suggestions for Uttermost’s product line by clicking the “Enter to Win” tab at facebook.com/UttermostCo.  Suggestions can include sketches and illustrations, andMore »

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill.— The International Housewares Association said it plans to keep its big show in Chicago for the foreseeable future. In an announcement made early this afternoon, the trade association said it is in negotiations with McCormick Place to continue to hold the International Home + Housewares Show there. Earlier this year, the group hadMore »

WWRD Appoints Fencel V.P. Sales

WWRD Appoints Fencel V.P. Sales

NEW YORK–WWRD, parent company of Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton, has appointed Rick Fencel, vice president of sales for independents, special markets & channels within the United States. Previously Fencel served as the chief executive officer for Lladró USA and the vice president of sales at Royal Doulton USA. He is a 25-year veteran ofMore »