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Kohl’s to Conduct National Volunteer Event

Kohl’s to Conduct National Volunteer Event

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–To mark National Volunteer Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Kohl’s will send tens of thousands of its associates to volunteer throughout the nation this month. The initiative is part of the department-store retailer’s first National Volunteers Go Green event. The volunteers will support youth-serving non-profit organizations throughout the country byMore »

Pantone Announces Cross-referencing Application for iPhone and Web

Pantone Announces Cross-referencing Application for iPhone and Web

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Pantone has introduced the myPantone X-Ref iPhone application and Web tool that let graphic, digital, multimedia, fashion, interior and industrial designers easily cross-reference all Pantone Color Libraries. X-Ref is available as an iPhone application or Web-based tool. The myPantone X-Ref iPhone application is a companion product to myPantone, an iPhone application released last yearMore »

Shoehorn Furnishings Debuts New Line and Increased Space at High Point

Shoehorn Furnishings Debuts New Line and Increased Space at High Point

QUINCY, Ill.–Focusing its line on stylish products for small spaces, Shoehorn Furnishings will premiere the Sapphire series of two new Queen-sized sleeper sofas at the upcoming High Point Market, April 17 to 22. Combining seating, sleeping and storage in one product, the new items will be available in 12 new fabrics and at adjusted priceMore »

Blissliving Home to Hold Shopping Event for MS Society

Blissliving Home to Hold Shopping Event for MS Society

ROCKVILLE, Md.–Blissliving Home is scheduling a shopping event that will benefit the National MS Society, which conducts efforts to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Consumers can shop on Blissliving’s online boutique, blisslivinghome.com, or place an order through the company’s customer-service telephone line, 866-95-BLISS on April 11-17. Twenty percent of all sales from the eventMore »

Housing Works Looking for Donations for Sixth Annual Design on a Dime

Housing Works Looking for Donations for Sixth Annual Design on a Dime

NEW YORK–Community-based AIDS service organization Housing Works Thrift Shops is looking for donations of all types of home products, including furniture, bedding, tabletop and artwork, for its sixth annual Design on a Dime fundraising event, which is scheduled for May 6-8 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W. 18th St. Housing Works will provide complimentaryMore »

Steuben Names Samitt President

Steuben Names Samitt President

NEW YORK-Steuben Glass has appointed Mark Samitt president from his position as chief operating officer, a position he’s held since June 2009. With 20 years of experience in consumer and luxury goods, Samitt held the position of chief operating officer, North America and Global Supply Chain with Movado Group before joining Steuben. “I am honoredMore »

Jarden Closes Deal for Mapa Spontex Baby-Care, Home-Care Businesses

Jarden Closes Deal for Mapa Spontex Baby-Care, Home-Care Businesses

RYE, N.Y.-Jarden has completed its acquisition of the Mapa Spontex baby-care and home-care businesses from Total S.A. The products in the baby-care portfolio include soothers, feeding bottles and other infant-care accessories. Under home care, the products include sponges, rubber gloves and related cleaning products for retail, professional and industrial uses. The two categories will takeMore »

Tempur-Pedic Acquires Canadian Distributor

Tempur-Pedic Acquires Canadian Distributor

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur-Pedic has purchased its Canadian distributor, Tempur Canada. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With this acquisition, Tempur Canada has become Tempur-Pedic’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, and will continue to distribute the parent company’s products throughout that country. Over the past four years, Tempur-Pedic has swung similar deals with distributors in Austria,More »