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Tabletop Market and Printsource to Run Concurrently at 7 W

Tabletop Market and Printsource to Run Concurrently at 7 W

NEW YORK–The upcoming Tabletop Market Week (April 13-16) will run in tandem with Printsource New York (April 13-14,) the market for surface and textile design.Taking place on the 11th floor, this complementary show will be an added bonus for tabletop designers and product developers shopping the market. Similarly, Printsource showgoers will be able to shopMore »

Nine Permanent Showrooms to Open at Forty One Madison

Nine Permanent Showrooms to Open at Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–Nine new showrooms will bow at Forty One Madison during the New York Tabletop Show, scheduled for April 13-16. “I think it’s fair to say we are definitely seeing ‘the end of that thing called 2009!’” said Laurie Burns, senior vice president and director of Forty One Madison. “Retailers are looking to position themselvesMore »

L.A. International Textile Show Set for September

L.A. International Textile Show Set for September

LOS ANGELES–The Los Angeles International Textile Show has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 27, through Wednesday, Sept. 29. The show will take place at the California Market Center here. On Monday and Tuesday of that week, the show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesday it will be open fromMore »

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in March

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in March

NEW YORK–After a 10.5-point dive in February, the consumer confidence index made something of a recovery this month. As compiled by The Conference Board, the index rose 6.1 points to 52.5 in March. Both of the component indices, present situations and expectations, made significant gains as well—with the present situations index picking up 4.3 pointsMore »

FTC Clears Way for Walgreens to Acquire Duane Reade

FTC Clears Way for Walgreens to Acquire Duane Reade

DEERFIELD, Ill.–Walgreens said it has received the regulatory clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to complete its acquisition of Duane Reade. On Feb. 17, Walgreens signed a definitive agreement to purchase Duane Reade from affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners. The cash transaction will give Walgreens all 257 Duane Reade drugstores, along with theMore »

Zwilling J.A. Henckels to Open Forty One Madison Showroom

Zwilling J.A. Henckels to Open Forty One Madison Showroom

HAWTHORNE, N.Y.–Zwilling J.A. Henckels will unveil a permanent showroom at Forty One Madison during the spring New York Tabletop Show, scheduled for April 13-16. The Zwilling J.A. Henckels showroom at Forty One Madison will be the first exclusive and permanent showcase of its premium product offerings. The company will utilize the showroom to highlight itsMore »

Sleepy’s Aligns With First Book and Author Numeroff to Boost Literacy

Sleepy’s Aligns With First Book and Author Numeroff to Boost Literacy

NEW YORK–Sleepy’s has formed a partnership with First Book, a non-profit organization that provides books to children in need, and author Laura Numeroff to introduce Sleepy’s Bedtime Stories, a program that encourages families to read together. The program is urging parents to spend at least 20 minutes each night to read with their children. ParentsMore »

Hunter Douglas to Halt Internet Sales

Hunter Douglas to Halt Internet Sales

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–Hunter Douglas said its brand of window coverings will no longer be sold through the Internet channel in the United States or Canada, effective June 1. The company’s products are sold through a network of independent dealers throughout North America, with the support of local fabrication companies in the markets these dealersMore »