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Hollander Teams With HoMedics on Basic-Bedding Line

Hollander Teams With HoMedics on Basic-Bedding Line

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hollander Home Fashions and HoMedics have reached an agreement for Hollander to produce and distribute a line of basic bedding branded under the HoMedics name. Beth Mack, Hollander’s chief merchandising officer, said the line will include bed pillows, body pillows, mattress pads and comforters with both natural and synthetic fills. The construction willMore »

Marshalls to Open First Canadian Stores in 2011

Marshalls to Open First Canadian Stores in 2011

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–The TJX Cos. said it plans to open the first Marshalls stores in Canada in spring 2011. Marshalls will thus become TJX Canada’s fourth off-price retail division, joining Winners, HomeSense and STYLESENSE. In a TJX statement, Carol Meyrowitz, president and chief executive officer, said the company plans to open six Marshalls north of theMore »

Bush Tabbed as International Sales Director for Crown Crafts

Bush Tabbed as International Sales Director for Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.–Crown Crafts has appointed Mary Jean Bush to the newly created position of director of international sales. The move reflects the company’s emphasis on international markets as a component to its growth strategy over the next five years, according to a Crown Crafts statement. Bush oversees the development of sales strategies and new internationalMore »

Tempur-Pedic Nearly Doubles Second-Quarter Net

Tempur-Pedic Nearly Doubles Second-Quarter Net

LEXINGTON, Ky.–Net income for Tempur-Pedic reached $33.5 million in the second quarter, almost twice as much as in the second quarter of 2009. The company accomplished this on a whopping net-sales increase of 42 percent to $263 million, along with a gain in gross margin of 210 basis points to 48.7 percent. In a conferenceMore »

World Market Center to Offer Social Media Bar at Las Vegas Market

World Market Center to Offer Social Media Bar at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–The World Market Center will provide Hot Spot: The Social Media Bar throughout the Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2-5. Located in room 1096 of Building C, the concept will offer free assistance to exhibitors and attendees in registering their companies and brands on social-media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Leslie Carothers and Sev Ritchie,More »

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building has prepared a schedule of seminars to take place during next month’s Gift & Home Textiles Market Week and NYC Baby & Kids Fair. Christina Norsig, founder and chief executive officer of PopUpInsider, will deliver the keynote presentation on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m., titled “Pop-Up ShopMore »

TTI Opens New Distribution Facility

TTI Opens New Distribution Facility

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.–TTI Floor Care North America has unveiled a new distribution center at AllianceCalifornia, the Norton Air Force Base redevelopment project owned by Hillwood Investment Properties. The new facility “will allow for expansion and growth in new and existing markets on the West Coast,” said Jeff Coy, TTI vice president. The company has signedMore »

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center has designated 10 executives to lead the division for the Gift + Home show, which will make its debut Aug. 2-6. Georgia Davis, former executive vice president for Dallas Market Center, has been named vice president of Gift + Home, and is responsible for the strategy, sales and growth of theMore »