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7 W New York Slates Pop-Up Shop Program for Market Week

7 W New York Slates Pop-Up Shop Program for Market Week

NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building will hold the first in a series of seminars titled “Pop-Up Shop 101” during the upcoming Gift & Home Textiles Market Week. The session will be presented by Christina Norsig, founder and chief executive officer of PopUpInsider, an online exchange for retailers looking to conduct temporary pop-upMore »

Lazy Susan USA Opens Showroom in AmericasMart Atlanta

Lazy Susan USA Opens Showroom in AmericasMart Atlanta

NEW YORK–Lazy Susan USA is moving to a new and larger showroom in AmericasMart Atlanta, Building 2 in showroom 919. Lazy Susan will display its full line of decorative home accessories, including its new Fall 2010 collection. The grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for July 16 at 3 p.m. Lazy Susan will celebrateMore »

Rothman Named House Beautiful Style Director

Rothman Named House Beautiful Style Director

NEW YORK–Sabine Rothman is joining House Beautiful magazine as style director, filling the position that became vacant when Newell Turner was named editor-in-chief of the publication earlier this year. Rothman had been senior design and markets editor for Traditional Home, which she joined in 2008 following a number of years at House & Garden. She assumesMore »

Family Dollar Third-Quarter Net Grows 19 Percent

Family Dollar Third-Quarter Net Grows 19 Percent

MATTHEWS, N.C.–Third-quarter net income for Family Dollar jumped 19 percent to $104.4 million, which pushed its earnings per share to 77 cents, a new record for the quarter. The retailer accomplished this largely on an 8.4 percent gain in net sales, which finished the quarter at $2 billion and which included a same-store sales increaseMore »

Perfect Fit Taps Beliveau for Operations Post

Perfect Fit Taps Beliveau for Operations Post

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–In yet another move since its acquisition by The Anderson Group, Perfect Fit Industries has named John Beliveau senior vice president of operations, a new position for the company. Beliveau oversees all manufacturing, production, purchasing, customer service and distribution. He reports directly to Dan Hammer, who was named the company’s chief executive officer lastMore »

Russ Berrie Signs Multiyear Deal With World Market Center

Russ Berrie Signs Multiyear Deal With World Market Center

LAS VEGAS–Russ Berrie U.S. Gift, a manufacturer of gift and juvenile products, has reached an agreement with the World Market Center for a permanent showroom. For the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Russ Berrie will exhibit in temporary space in room 796 of Building C.  A World Market Center spokesman said the center will announce theMore »

Lighting Consortium Supports H Foundation for Cancer Research

Lighting Consortium Supports H Foundation for Cancer Research

CHICAGO–Several lighting manufacturers—including Murray Feiss, WAC Lighting, Bulbrite, Fanimation, Hinkley Lighting, and Schonbek—have banded together to set a goal to raise at least $50,000 from the lighting industry for The H Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. The foundation will hold its tenth annual Goombay Bash on Aug. 7 atMore »

Dimond Lighting to Debut Showroom at AmericasMart

Dimond Lighting to Debut Showroom at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–Dimond Lighting, the division of E.L.K. Lighting that debuted last year, will open a showroom later this month at AmericasMart, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The 1,600-square-foot showroom will be located on the 12th floor of Building 1, #12-C-7, in the Home center. “Dimond’s strategic approach is simply customer-centric; to provideMore »