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Customer Loyalty Program

Customer Loyalty Program

NEW YORK–Macy’s will expand its customer loyalty program to include consumers who pay for merchandise with credit cards other than Macy’s cards, according to Peter Sachse, the company’s chief marketing officer. Speaking at the Issues and Solutions Conference held by Emmanuel Weintraub Associates here this morning, Sachse (who also serves as chairman and chief executiveMore »

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

NEW YORK–Sorella Home has signed an agreement with Hemingway,  Ltd. and Fashion Licensing of America to license the Ernest Hemingway brand for a new collection of tableware, barware and home decor. The line will include handpainted ceramics, oven-to-table stoneware, period-inspired pewter and barware that is reminiscent of the Hemingway mystique.  It will be available forMore »

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–David Savula has been named executive vice president in charge of AmericasMart Home and Gift leasing for all permanent showroom facilities in Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing, a new position. He previously served as senior vice president in charge of AmericasMart’s Home showroom leasing for seven years. “Dave’s passion for our business andMore »

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to Debut European Zone

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to Debut European Zone

NEW YORK–Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles announced a brand new zone for European suppliers at the three-day event, to be held Aug. 24-26 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Located in Hall W1, this special zone will feature leading suppliers from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. They will showcase a rangeMore »

Umbra Launches Global Competition for 30th Anniversary

Umbra Launches Global Competition for 30th Anniversary

TORONTO–Umbra is inviting fans to submit photos of how they use Umbra products in their home for its new global competition called YOU Design, launched in conjunction with its 30th anniversary. Consumers can upload photos at youdesignumbra.com to enter, and visitors can vote to help Umbra decide the 10 most creative entries. A media panelMore »

Cynergreen Designer Riley Hoffer Honored by USGBC

Cynergreen Designer Riley Hoffer Honored by USGBC

WASHINGTON–Thirteen-year-old Riley Hoffer was one of five to be honored by the U.S. Green Building Council this week during its Young Leader Awards, held at Kennedy Center. The awards recognize individuals between the ages of 13 and 25 who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. An eco-entrepreneur, Hoffer actively campaigns using reusable water bottles ratherMore »

Consumer Confidence Gains in April

Consumer Confidence Gains in April

NEW YORK–The Consumer Confidence Index followed up its March rebound by picking up 5.6 points in April, finishing the month at 57.9. Lynn Franco, director of the Consumer Research Center at The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator, noted that the April reading was the highest for the index since September 2008, when itMore »

Debbie Mumm Adds New Licensing Partners

Debbie Mumm Adds New Licensing Partners

SPOKANE, Wash.–Lifestyle brand Debbie Mumm has added several new partners to its list of licensees: Conimar Corp., for food preparation and coasters; Paper Magic Group, for handmade Christmas cards and tags; and Melissa Shirley Designs, for handpainted needlepoint canvases for fine needlepoint shops. “When I first came upon Debbie Mumm’s work I knew it wasMore »