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Kohl’s to Go Solar at 10 Colorado Stores

Kohl’s to Go Solar at 10 Colorado Stores

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s Department Stores today announced plans to convert 10 of its 23 Colorado Kohl’s stores to solar power by the end of this year. Colorado will be the seventh state to have Kohl’s locations with solar panels. Solar installations are currently complete or underway at four initial Kohl’s stores throughout Colorado—Southwest Denver, Thornton,More »

Spectrum Tabs Lumley as CEO; Hussey to Retire

Spectrum Tabs Lumley as CEO; Hussey to Retire

ATLANTA–David Lumley has been named chief executive officer of Spectrum Brands, parent company of the Remington brand, succeeding the retiring Kent Hussey, effective immediately. According to a company statement, Hussey will remain as chairman of the board through the close of the merger between Spectrum and Russell Hobbs, the former Salton Inc., after which aMore »

Ron Radin Joins World Market Center

Ron Radin Joins World Market Center

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas has named Ron Radin as business development for lighting, reporting to Robert Maricich, president and chief executive officer, World Market Center Las Vegas. The lighting category has been growing for the market, and now has almost 75 companies representing this category. Radin is the owner and publisher of HomestyleMore »

Surya’s Candice Olson Studio to Debut at High Point Market

Surya’s Candice Olson Studio to Debut at High Point Market

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya will debut the Candice Olson Studio at the upcoming High Point Market, April 17-22. A dedicated space of 800 square feet within its showroom in Showspace 3233, the studio will feature the entire line of 95 area rugs, as well as point-of-purchase packages and display rack options. “Candice Olson has deservedly become aMore »

Tufenkian to Launch Laura Kirar Line

Tufenkian to Launch Laura Kirar Line

NEW YORK–Tufenkian has partnered with designer Laura Kirar to create The New Moderns line, created out of Kirar’s appreciation and fascination with contemporary art. Made of a wool and hemp construction, the line features geometric shapes, textures and colorations. Among the artists that inspired Kirar included Sol LeWitt, Gerhardt Richter, Richard Serra and John Cage.More »

Arrow Home to Produce Telemundo Line

Arrow Home to Produce Telemundo Line

NEW YORK–Arrow Home Fashions and Big Tent Entertainment have reached a license agreement whereby Arrow Home will design and manufacture a home-textiles collection under Telemundo, the Hispanic television network. The multiyear agreement calls for Arrow Home to produce a collection of fashion bedding, window treatments, bath accessories, towels and table linens branded under Telemundo’s establishedMore »

Ashwell of Shabby Chic to Headline High Point Luncheon

Ashwell of Shabby Chic to Headline High Point Luncheon

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Rachel Ashwell, founder of Shabby Chic, will speak at a luncheon and seminar to be held during the upcoming High Point Market. Ashwell will present “Staying True to Your Brand While Evolving in Today’s Market.” Sponsored jointly by the International Home Furnishings Center and the International Furnishings and Design Association, the luncheon isMore »

Retail Sales Continue Upward Momentum in March

Retail Sales Continue Upward Momentum in March

WASHINGTON–In another sign that the U.S. economy is gaining pace, retail sales picked up 1.6 percent in March over February, finishing the month at a total of $363.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis. That figure also represented a 7.6 percent increase over March 2009. It also included a 1 percent month-over-month rise in salesMore »