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Andis Appoints Two, Plans HQ Expansion

Andis Appoints Two, Plans HQ Expansion

STURTEVANT, Wis.–Andis has named Thomas George vice president of operations and has promoted Ivan Zoot to director of education and customer engagement, a new position for the company. In addition, the personal care-products manufacturer said it is planning an expansion of its headquarters facility here. Measuring 50,000 square feet, the added space will be usedMore »

McKay Leaves World Market Center

McKay Leaves World Market Center

LAS VEGAS–Philip McKay, who joined World Market Center Las Vegas in late 2008 as senior vice president, has left the company after completing his contract, World Market Center said in a statement, and planned to return to the East Coast where his family lives. “World Market Center Las Vegas thanks Phil for his leadership andMore »

McMahan Named WAC Lighting’s General Manager

McMahan Named WAC Lighting’s General Manager

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–James McMahan has been appointed general manager and vice president at WAC Lighting, where he will initially be responsible for overseeing marketing. The company said in a statement that it plans for McMahan to manage all of its business operations by year’s end. He joins the company after 21 years with Schonbek LightingMore »

Hollander Debuts Flexotech Fill, Redesigned Web Site

Hollander Debuts Flexotech Fill, Redesigned Web Site

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hollander Home Fashions has introduced basic bedding filled  with the trademarked Flexotech material, and has revamped its Web site to focus on its educational aspect. According to Beth Mack, chief merchandising officer, Flexotech is made of a three-dimensional knitted mesh that allows air to flow through the product, enabling the user to sleepMore »

Williams-Sonoma Net Up 625 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Williams-Sonoma Net Up 625 Percent in Fourth Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO–Net income for Williams-Sonoma skyrocketed by 625 percent in the fourth quarter, to $88.4 million. The company accomplished this result through significant improvements in sales and gross margin, and by slimming down selling, general and administrative expenses. Net revenues, counting both retail sales and direct-to-customer revenues, rose 8.1 percent to $1.1 billion, and grossMore »

Gift Fair to Debut Baby & Child Division

Gift Fair to Debut Baby & Child Division

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Baby & Child, an exhibit of products for children ranging from babies to 10-year-olds, will open its doors for the first time at the summer New York International Gift Fair. The new division will feature about 200 brands and resources for arts and crafts, books, music, toys, games, puzzles, dolls and plush, diaperMore »

JLA Expands Natori License Into New Categories

JLA Expands Natori License Into New Categories

NEW YORK–JLA Home has signed an agreement with Natori Co. to extend its license into accent and occasional furniture, room accessories, table and floor lighting, and area rugs. According to Scott Howard, JLA’s vice president of sales, the new products will complement JLA’s current offerings in the Natori line of decorative bedding and bath products.More »