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Southerland Purchased by Employees

Southerland Purchased by Employees

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Mattress manufacturer Southerland has been acquired by employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The transaction closed on May 17, and the company is now led by its co-presidents, David Corbin and Stephen Russo (former president and chief executive officer of Restonic), and its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Bryan Smith. HermanMore »

Experts to Address Chicago Market’s Living and Giving

Experts to Address Chicago Market’s Living and Giving

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving, scheduled for July 22-28, has scheduled numerous business and retail seminars and special events. The Market’s highlights include a keynote presentation from Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., on July 26, and The Power Lunch Seminar Series, where buyers will learn from leading retail consultants. SpeakersMore »

Electrolux to Offer U.S. Licensing Opportunities at Expo

Electrolux to Offer U.S. Licensing Opportunities at Expo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden–Electrolux said it plans to use the upcoming International Licensing Expo to ramp up its licensing efforts in the United States. The global home-appliances manufacturer—which formed Electrolux Global Brand Licensing three years ago—will offer opportunities for well-known U.S. brands such as Philco, Tappan, Eureka, Kelvinator and Frigidaire. It will also highlight some of itsMore »

Hoover Launches Integrated Marketing Campaign

Hoover Launches Integrated Marketing Campaign

GLENWILLOW, Ohio–Hoover is introducing a marketing campaign for some of its recent product introductions that encompasses television, cause marketing, social and digital media, and public relations. The campaign will support the introduction of several new Hoover products. It will include 30-second television spot advertisements for the Platinum Collection LiNX Stick Vac, the WindTunnel T-Series WindTunnelMore »