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Select Comfort Turns Loss into Profit in Second Quarter

Select Comfort Turns Loss into Profit in Second Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS–Select Comfort reported second-quarter net income of $6.2 million, rebounding from a $4 million loss in the second quarter of one year ago. According to a company statement, the turnaround came about due to the progress the manufacturer/retailer has made in both boosting total and same-stores sales, and in controlling costs and increasing productivity. TotalMore »

Tyus Joins Surya as Director of Marketing

Tyus Joins Surya as Director of Marketing

CALHOUN, Ga.–Stephanie Tyus has joined Surya as director of marketing, a new position. Reporting to Seth King, vice president, sales and marketing, Tyus will focus on building and extending the Surya brand, as well as creating and executing a marketing plan, which includes print, media, web, collateral and catalog development. Tyus has more than 18More »

Murray Feiss Names Cote Product Development Manager

Murray Feiss Names Cote Product Development Manager

BRONX, N.Y.–With more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry, Barbara Cote has joined Murray Feiss as product development manager, reporting to Maria Scutaro, vice president of merchandising. Cote’s background includes positions in sales and merchandising and as a product specialist and showroom manager. At Murray Feiss, she will be responsible for developingMore »

Messe Frankfurt Promotes Kurzawski, Jeglitza-Moshage, Reinke to Senior V.P.s

Messe Frankfurt Promotes Kurzawski, Jeglitza-Moshage, Reinke to Senior V.P.s

FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt has promoted Stephan Kurzawski, Iris Jeglitza-Moshage and Klaus Reinke from vice presidents to senior vice presidents. In his new role, Kurzawski has assumed responsibility for the development of Messe Frankfurt’s consumer-goods trade fairs, especially Ambiente, and will have the trade-show managing company’s Head Office Sales Controlling department reporting to him. He inMore »

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 »