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A Conversation with Sue Kronick

A Conversation with Sue Kronick

“When I started at Bloomingdale’s I knew that the customer in Brooklyn didn’t buy patterns with birds.”   By Warren Shoulberg  Sue Kronick has never been bashful about speaking her mind. Whether she was detailing to a vendor why a certain decision had been made about that company’s products or telling a cub reporter whyMore »

Trade Show Preview: Up in the Air

Trade Show Preview: Up in the Air

The second half of the trade- show year is packed with must-see events, so start planning those business trips. Visit hfnmag.com/calendar for a full schedule, dates and contact  information. HousewaresFirst up is the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, from July 14 through July 21, which has featured the Gourmet/Housewares Product Center since JanuaryMore »

The Many Aisles of Vera Wang

The Many Aisles of Vera Wang

Spanning all the way from couture to Kohl’s, the iconic bridal brand marks its 20-year anniversary The special occasion Vera Wang is most often identified with is a wedding, but this year is different: the most special special occasion for her is an anniversary … as in the 20th anniversary of the designer’s debut inMore »

Summertime Sales

Summertime Sales

It’s summertime and the casual living’s easy By Duke Ratliff Outdoor furniture makers and sellers have lots of reasons to be optimistic as they enter the height of their selling season. First, the weather has been cooperating in most parts of the United States. “As you might guess, weather is very important to the category,”More »

Furniture Hall of Fame Announces Nominees

Furniture Hall of Fame Announces Nominees

The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation has included business partners as a team for the first time among its 2010 nominees. The six nominees are: Gerald Birnbach of Rowe Furniture; Manuel Capó of El Dorado Furniture; Thomas Day, a leading furniture maker in the mid-1800s; Darrell and Stella Harris, founders of Furniture Southland; MichaelMore »

Lights On in Dallas

Lights On in Dallas

By Andrea Lillo Lighting introductions at this month’s Dallas International Lighting Market may range in styles, but overall clean design still reigns, and manufacturers differentiate collections by mixing materials, focusing on shapes or adding details such as crystals or specialty finishes. In addition, demands for lower price points and energy efficient options also continue toMore »