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Call for New-Product Information for Gift Fair/Textiles Market Week

Call for New-Product Information for Gift Fair/Textiles Market Week

NEW YORK–HFN is beginning its coverage of the upcoming New York International Gift Fair and New York Gift & Home Textiles Market Week. Manufacturers wishing to submit new-product information and images on home textiles should send them to David Gill, HFN senior editor, at dgill@hfnmag.com. Those that have new-product information and images on floor coveringsMore »

Fleming Leaving Walmart

Fleming Leaving Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—John Fleming, who helped lead Walmart on an unsuccessful trade-up strategy and then refocused the merchandising on value, is leaving the company, effective Aug. 1. Fleming, who has been chief merchandising officer, will be succeeded on an interim basis by two executives. Jack Sinclair, executive vice president and general manager, grocery, will oversee foodMore »

Target Finally Opening in Manhattan

Target Finally Opening in Manhattan

NEW YORK—It’s taken a long time, but Target is finally about to open its first store in Manhattan. The multi-story location opens its doors on July 25 at the East River Plaza, a big-box center in east Harlem. Target has had stores in the other boroughs of New York City for years and has alsoMore »

HFPA Calls for Participation in Home for the Cure Team

HFPA Calls for Participation in Home for the Cure Team

NEW YORK—The Home Fashion Products Association has extended an invitation to participate in its Home for the Cure team for the Komen NYC Race for the Cure on Sept. 12. The race will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Participation is open to anyone, and a Web site, komennyc.org/site/TR/Race/race2010-wide?pg=team&fr_id=1210&team_id=40080, has been established onMore »

Lifetime Passes $2 Million Mark For Breast Cancer Charities

Lifetime Passes $2 Million Mark For Breast Cancer Charities

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Lifetime Brands has announced that it has contributed more than $2 million to date to breast cancer charities nationwide. As a supplier of KitchenAid licensed products, the company has helped raise more than $1 million for “Cook for the Cure, Presented by KitchenAid,” which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Lifetime BrandsMore »

Perfect Fit Relocates Showroom to 230 Fifth

Perfect Fit Relocates Showroom to 230 Fifth

NEW YORK—Culminating one of the most eventful weeks in its 78-year history, Perfect Fit Industries is moving to a new showroom at 230 Fifth Ave. here. The move comes one week after the company announced its purchase by The Anderson Group, and two days after it was revealed that the company had named Dan Hammer,More »

Hammer Named CEO of Perfect Fit

Hammer Named CEO of Perfect Fit

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Textiles industry veteran Dan Hammer has been named chief executive officer of Perfect Fit Industries, the basic-bedding manufacturer. Hammer has served in a number of executive positions with textiles firms. He was president of Dan River Global Consumer Products, which was liquidated two years ago. Prior to that, he was president of The BibbMore »

Taylor-Smith Named Marketing VP At High Point Market Authority

Taylor-Smith Named Marketing VP At High Point Market Authority

High Point, N.C.— Cheminne Taylor-Smith has been named vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority, the group that oversees the big furniture market here. She succeeds Kimberley Wray, who left the Market Authority last month for personal and family reasons. In her new post, which she starts on Aug. 2, Taylor-Smith willMore »