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Sterling Industries Offers Free Freight With Drawing

Sterling Industries Offers Free Freight With Drawing

 ATLANTA-Sterling Industries will award one customer free freight until Jan.  1, 2011, with a drawing held at the end of this month. Buyers can qualify for this drawing with a $1,000 order placed with Sterling before April 30.  “Everybody loves free freight,” said Sterling Chief Executive Officer John Scott. “This is a great opportunity forMore »

Hong Kong Houseware Fair Opens in Asia

Hong Kong Houseware Fair Opens in Asia

HONG KONG, China–The Hong Kong Houseware Fair opened here today with more than 2,100 exhibitors from 32 countries, and with the debut of several new programs and exhibitions. Overseas attendance for the fair—in its 25th year— was up 14 percent, said Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the show’s organizer. WhileMore »

Report: Pier 1 Imports to Sell Online

Report: Pier 1 Imports to Sell Online

FORT WORTH, Texas–Reports said that Pier 1 Imports will return to online selling, after it stopped its e-tail efforts three years ago. Alex Smith, Pier 1’s chief executive officer said during a recent year-end earnings call that he has made the company’s return to selling online a top priority, according to Internet Retailer. Pier 1More »

Kohl’s to Open Operations Center

Kohl’s to Open Operations Center

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s has signed a long-term lease agreement on a building for a new customer-operations center. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the center is expected to open in July and measures 102,000 square feet. It will serve customers of both Kohl’s Charge and kohls.com throughout the nation. Once the center is open, Kohl’s willMore »

Colonial Williamsburg in License With Enesco

Colonial Williamsburg in License With Enesco

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has reached a license agreement with Enesco for a line of gifts and decor products for home and garden. Under the terms of the agreement, Enesco will manufacture Williamsburg products co-branded with Department 56 and folk artist Jim Shore, two of Enesco’s labels. The Williamsburg collection by Department 56 willMore »

Carpenter to Debut National Sleep Foundation Brand

Carpenter to Debut National Sleep Foundation Brand

WASHINGTON–Carpenter Co. has partnered with the National Sleep Foundation to introduce a new line of bed pillows, mattress toppers and mattress pads under the National Sleep Foundation name. Under the agreement, Carpenter will work with NSF to develop National Sleep Foundation-branded products to be distributed by major retailers in a variety of channels. The fillsMore »

Weekend in High Point: Furniture Market, the Sequel

Weekend in High Point: Furniture Market, the Sequel

 HIGH POINT, N.C.–It’s not light yet … but it’s getting there. With all due apologies to Bob Dylan, the furniture industry is beginning to see the first tangible signs of a recovery from what has been arguably the darkest days in its modern history. The High Point Market—the biggest furniture and accessories show on theMore »

Dallas Market Center Calls Attendees Home for the Holidays

Dallas Market Center Calls Attendees Home for the Holidays

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center announced it will again present a 4,200-square-foot, eight-room home furnished and decorated for the holidays during its Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 23-29. The home will feature products from showrooms throughout the Dallas Market Center campus and will be on exhibit in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. ChristmasMore »