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TeleBrands Launches “American Idol”-Style Inventors’ Competition

TeleBrands Launches “American Idol”-Style Inventors’ Competition

FAIRFIELD, N.J.–TeleBrands has scheduled an Inventors Day competition for housewares and kitchenware for July 13, which will be conducted in the style of the “American Idol” television series. TeleBrands conducts Inventors Days in a variety of categories every two months. Inventors are invited to the company’s headquarters here to present their inventions in five minutesMore »

WithIt Announces 2010 WOW Awards Finalists

WithIt Announces 2010 WOW Awards Finalists

GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industry, has announced the WOW Awards finalists for 2010. Julie Phillips, vice president of The Phillips Collection, has earned the 2010 Legacy Award. This top honor recognizes the professional achievements of a woman who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home andMore »

Vitamix Blender Named Stevie Awards Finalist

Vitamix Blender Named Stevie Awards Finalist

CLEVELAND–The Vitamix Professional Series 500 Blender has become a finalist for the Stevie Awards. The Professional Series 500 is a finalist in the Stevie American Business Awards program in the New Product or Service of the Year-Consumer Products category. In addition, the blender is eligible for the American Business Awards People’s Choice Award for favoriteMore »

Fox Run Brands Acquires Doughmakers Gourmet Bakeware

Fox Run Brands Acquires Doughmakers Gourmet Bakeware

IVYLAND, Penn.–Fox Run Brands has purchased the assets of Doughmakers Gourmet Bakeware for an undisclosed amount. Based in Terre Haute, Ind., Doughmakers Gourmet Bakeware offers a patented line of heavy-gauge, solid aluminum bakeware with a pebble-textured surface. “The products have been a favorite for home bakers for over a decade not only because of theMore »

Quinn Named Head of Marketing of Leggett & Platt Residential Furnishings

Quinn Named Head of Marketing of Leggett & Platt Residential Furnishings

CARTHAGE, Mo.–Mark Quinn has been promoted to director of marketing for the residential furnishings segment of Leggett & Platt. In this newly created position, Quinn is responsible for the coordination of the marketing efforts for the various business units in residential furnishings. He reports to Perry Davis, president of the Leggett & Platt bedding group.More »

Hunter Douglas Launches Online Initiatives

Hunter Douglas Launches Online Initiatives

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–Hunter Douglas has added new features to its Web site to benefit consumers, dealers, designers and installers. The company has unveiled a new capability on its iMagine Design Center room on the site, so visitors can upload their own room-setting photos and view all Hunter Douglas products in their windows. Called “UploadMore »

World Market Center Launches Web Sites

World Market Center Launches Web Sites

LAS VEGAS—The World Market Center has debuted five Web sites to provide information and tools on its brands. The trade-show center has unveiled a new corporate Web site at wmclv.com and four event sites for the Las Vegas Market (lasvegasmarket.com), Gift+Home (giftandhomelv.com), Vegas Kids (vegaskidslv.com) and INSPIREDESIGN (inspiredesignlv.com). This portfolio of new sites also includesMore »