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Mangano Pillow Sales Set HSN Record

Joy Mangano

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-More than 216,000 sets of Joy Mangano’s Comfort & Joy MemoryCloud pillows were sold on HSN on July 26, breaking the shopping network’s previous record for most units of a single item on a single day, according to an HSN statement. For the whole July 26-27 weekend, nearly half a million of theMore »

Ren-Wil Adds Product, People and New Showrooms

Ren-wil

LAS VEGAS—Montreal-based company Ren-Wil added 450 new products to its lineup at Las Vegas Market this week, including about 75 items in its new rug category, which first launched in January. The company, which offers wall decor, mirrors and lighting, also added a new lifestyle group called Lost in Paradise, which has a tropical feel.More »

Tuesday Morning Tabs Wade for Board

Jim Wade

DALLAS-Jim Wade, retired president of Advance Auto Parts, has been named as an independent member of the board of directors of closeout retailer Tuesday Morning. Wade joined Advance Auto Parts as treasurer in 1994 and later served as the auto products retailer’s chief financial officer and executive vice president and customer development officer-commercial before beingMore »

Spectrum Appliance-Unit Q3 Profit Climbs

Spectrum Brands

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Increased sales of personal-care products and batteries helped boost net income for Spectrum Brands’ Global Batteries and Appliances Unit by 9.4 percent, to $49.1 million, in the company’s fiscal third quarter ending on June 29. Net sales in the global personal-care product category (represented by the Remington brand) edged up 1.8 percent in theMore »

SodaStream Q2 Net Falls 55.8 Percent

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AIRPORT CITY, Israel-Rising expenses and reduced margins cut deeply into SodaStream’s second-quarter net income, which dropped 55.8 percent to $11 million. Total operating expenses rose 10.9 percent in dollars and 300 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 46.1 percent. Part of this increase came from higher selling expenses as a result of SodaStream’sMore »

Promos Paying Off for California Gift Show

California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Urban Expositions said its efforts to revitalize the California Gift Show have begun to pay off. The summer edition of the show, which wrapped up here last week, included many new initiatives and attracted “thousands” of attendees from Southern California and other western states, the company said. “There’s little question that retailers come toMore »

Blog from Las Vegas Market: Introductions Galore

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LAS VEGAS–Surya debuted several collections, including Marinda, a wool flatweave line that incorporates metallics into geometric designs. The company expanded its naturals as well, including Boca, made with 60 percent jute and 40 percent polyester, and Laurel, constructed of 80 percent jute and 20 percent cotton. Other looks include felted wool in a collection calledMore »

Crown Crafts Deals for Kidsline, CoCaLo Brands

Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.-Crown Crafts has reached an agreement with Kids Brands to acquire the Kidsline and CoCaLo brand names for a cash purchase price of $1.35 million. The transaction is subject to the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, as part of the chapter 11 proceedings begun by KidsMore »