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More than 1,000 Dealers Signed up for Surya’s Semi-Annual Sale

Surya

LAS VEGAS–More than 1,000 dealers have signed up so far for Surya’s inaugural semi-annual sales event, which was launched to help customers boost store traffic and drive accessories sales. The event is offered across distribution channels, from e-commerce to furniture stores. “It gets everyone thinking about Surya,” Seth King, vice president of sales, told HFN.More »

Rug Introductions Highlight Details, Color in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS–Added details, such as handcrafted looks and metallics, are among the highlights of rug introductions at Las Vegas Market this week, along with the important themes of natural materials and color. New licensed collections also debuted. Feizy released the colorful Gustevia rug collection, which is an extension of its successful Brixton and Bleecker lines.More »

Balta U.S. Names Papa National Accounts Manager

Balta U.S.

DALTON, Ga.–Industry veteran Chris Papa has joined Balta U.S. as national accounts manager. Papa will be based out of his office in Minnesota. With more than 30 years of experience in home fashions, Papa has worked as senior bath buyer for both J.C. Penney and Target and as divisional merchandise manager for the bath forMore »

Dollar Tree to Acquire Family Dollar

Dollar Tree

CHESAPEAKE, Va.-In a cash-and-stock deal, Dollar Tree has reached an agreement to purchase Family Dollar for about $8.5 billion, or about $74.50 per share. The transaction, which is slated to close in early 2015, will create a retailer of more than 13,000 stores in 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Annual sales for the combinedMore »

Blog: Hot Introductions at Las Vegas Market

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LAS VEGAS—Color, natural materials—and signs that price points are inching up—are only some of what is on tap at Las Vegas Market, which opened yesterday. “Colors are big; we’re trying to make a statement on color,” said Rick Spicer, vice president of sales, Pacific Coast Lighting. Accessories such as lighting are the perfect avenue forMore »

Las Vegas Market Readies Floor Expansion Plans

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Phase three of Las Vegas Market’s strategic growth plan to position itself as the leading buying platform for furniture, home decor and gift in the western United States will be implemented at next summer’s Market, said International Market Centers, which owns and operates the show. Highlights of the phase three transformation include the launchMore »

Groupe SEB Expands Rowenta, to Bring Lagostina to U.S.

Groupe SEB

WEST ORANGE, N.J.-Groupe SEB is extending its Rowenta brand to encompass both floor-care and home-comfort products, and will introduce its Lagostina cookware brand to the U.S. market. Rowenta’s floor-care line includes cordless and bagless stick vacuum cleaners and hand vacuums, branded under the Rowenta Delta Force name. The vacs are designed with the company’s DeltaMore »

Crown Crafts Expands Carter’s License into Infant Bedding

Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.-Crown Crafts’ infant products unit has reached an agreement to expand its license with Carter’s to include infant bed sets and decor. The new deal extends the company’s agreement with Carter’s which currently covers toddler bedding. E. Randall Chestnut, Crown Crafts’ chairman, president and CEO, said, “This is part of our ongoing effort toMore »