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Four Hands Acquires Bluefish Home

Four Hands Acquires Bluefish Home

AUSTIN, Texas-Four Hands has purchased Bluefish Home, an international furniture company based in Marietta, Ga. This is Four Hands’ second acquisition in 90 days, following the addition of lighting company Architects & Heroes in March. For the past 11 years, Bluefish has offered hand-finished furniture, and each piece is crafted by artisans in Honduras. FourMore »

Telleysh Joins Lexington as V.P., General Manager of Upholstery Operations

Telleysh Joins Lexington as V.P., General Manager of Upholstery Operations

HIGH POINT, N.C.-Industry veteran Jim Telleysh has been named vice president and general manager of upholstery operations for Lexington Home Brands. In this role, Telleysh will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s upholstery business. Telleysh will report to Phil Haney, president and chief executive officer of Lexington Home Brands. Telleysh was most recentlyMore »

Schauben to Receive Icon Honors Stewardship Award

Schauben to Receive Icon Honors Stewardship Award

ATLANTA-The Icon Honors  executive committee has unanimously elected to honor Peter Schauben, the founder of the industry organization Gift for Life, with a special industry Stewardship Award at the inaugural Honors celebration scheduled for July 17 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Schauben’s career spans almost fourMore »

Valette Named Select Comfort Chairman

Valette Named Select Comfort Chairman

MINNEAPOLIS-Jean-Michel Valette has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Select Comfort. Valette, who has been a member of Select Comfort’s board for more than 15 years, succeeds Ervin R. Shames, who will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board. Currently, Valette is also chairman of Peet’s Coffee and TeaMore »

Forty One Madison Welcomes Gift Show Buyers

Forty One Madison Welcomes Gift Show Buyers

NEW YORK-Gift buyers and retail executives will find the Forty One Madison welcome mat out for the summer New York International Gift Fair. The tableware building, where approximately 30 showrooms are open for show-goers, will offer complimentary mini-coach shuttle service between its East Side location and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. “We know aMore »

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award

NEW YORK-Randy Eller will be the recipient of the 2010 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award on Aug. 15 at the 59th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards here. Eller has served the industry for 35 years as a retailer, salesperson, president and chief executive officer and partner. Today, through his company Eller Enterprises, Eller continues toMore »

Target Net Gains 29 Percent in First Quarter

Target Net Gains 29 Percent in First Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS–A combination of rising sales and a “disciplined” approach to expenses helped Target to a whopping 29 percent increase in net income in the first quarter. The retailer’s bottom line totaled $671 million in the quarter. Net sales increased by 5.5 percent to $15.2 billion, including a 2.8 percent pickup in same-store sales. Gross marginMore »

First-Quarter Profit Up 7.2 Percent for BJ’s

First-Quarter Profit Up 7.2 Percent for BJ’s

NATICK, Mass.–BJ’s Wholesale Club firmed its bottom line by 7.2 percent to $26.1 million in the first quarter. The warehouse-club retailer rode the wave of a 13 percent gain in net sales, to $2.5 billion. This included a 7.8 percent increase in comparable-club sales, and also encompassed a contribution of 3.6 percent from sales ofMore »