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Ashley Appointed Vice President at E.L.K. Lighting

Ashley Appointed Vice President at E.L.K. Lighting

NESQUEHONING, Penn.–E.L.K. Lighting has named James Ashley to the new position of vice president of sales and marketing, reporting to Brad Smith, chief executive officer. Ashley will manage the sales representatives for the company’s brands—E.L.K. Lighting, Landmark Lighting and Dimond Lighting—as well as set up offices on the West Coast to better serve the needsMore »

Hannon Group Debuts New Web Site

Hannon Group Debuts New Web Site

BURLINGTON, Wis.–Hannon Group has launched a redesigned Web site that unifies the content about the company’s Todco, Sachi and Meno product lines. The new site, at hannongroup.com, presents more information about products such as the Todco Electric Roasted Garlic Express, Todco Ceramic Knives, Sachi Fashion Insulated Lunch Bags and Meno Trigger Grip Kitchen Utensils. ItMore »

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

NEW YORK–HFN’s 2010 State of the Industry Report—the only all-encompassing statistical source on home furnishings data—has been released and is now available for free online at our Web site, hfnmag.com. The 2010 report is presented online by the New York International Gift Fair. The report, also included in the April print edition of HFN, featuresMore »

Report: Sears Marketing Chief Resigns

Report: Sears Marketing Chief Resigns

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–Richard Gerstein, Sears’ top marketing chief, resigned this week, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. Gerstein has been with the company since 2007. His last official day will be May 7, according to the report. Until a permanent replacement is found, marketing duties will be led by Scott Friedman, executive viceMore »

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Gordon Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel, will give the keynote presentation during the July California Gift Show. Segal will speak on “It All Begins with the Merchandise” on July 16. The address will present Segal’s insights on the home-decor business, provide methods and strategies for retailers to identify unique products thatMore »

Non-Cash Charges Lead to Loss for Jarden in First Quarter

Non-Cash Charges Lead to Loss for Jarden in First Quarter

RYE, N.Y.–Due to two non-cash charges, Jarden posted a loss of $59 million in its first fiscal quarter of 2010. In its statement reviewing the results for the quarter, the company said it took a charge of $21.5 million associated with the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, and one of $56.6 million resulting from anMore »

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Kimberley Wray, who as vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority helped modernize and restructure the furniture shows here, is leaving her position. Wray, who said she is leaving for personal and family reasons, will stay on through June. In the meantime, the Authority said it will be looking forMore »

Philips Norelco Joins With Carmen Electra for Reforestation Initiative

Philips Norelco Joins With Carmen Electra for Reforestation Initiative

STAMFORD, Conn.–Philips Norelco has teamed with actress/model Carmen Electra for a campaign to rebuild the world’s forests. Titled “Deforest Yourself. Reforest the World,” the campaign includes a challenge to men to have their chest hair trimmed by Electra today at New York City’s Madison Square Park, using a Philips Norelco Bodygroom. It also includes aMore »