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Flos Names VP for Architectural Division

Jim Toole

NEW YORK–Lighting company Flos has named Jim Toole vice president and general manager of the Flos architectural division in the U.S., a new position at the company. Toole, who reports to Jan Vingerhoets, CEO of Flos USA, most recently served as director of specification product sales at Cooper Lighting. “At Flos, we have robust architecturalMore »

Electrolux Q2 Net Gains 27 Percent

Electrolux

STOCKHOLM-In spite of an overall sales decline, Electrolux bolstered its second-quarter bottom line by 27 percent to SEK815 million (about $124.3 million based on the conversion rate of Swedish kroners to U.S. dollars for the period). Expense controls provided some of the help to the bottom line in the quarter. Selling, general and administrative expensesMore »

Young Tapped to Lead Williams-Sonoma Global

WilliamsSonoma

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma has named Ronald Young senior vice president, global, with the primary responsibility to grow the retailer’s portfolio of brands outside of the United States. Young will work in partnership with Williams-Sonoma’s brand presidents at Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm to increase each brand’s international business. He will direct the expansion of theMore »

NRF: Back-to-School Spending to Edge Up

NRF

WASHINGTON-Fueled by purchases for back-to-college, American families are expected to spend slightly more on back-to-school products during this year’s season, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The survey found that the average college student and his/her family will spend $916.48 on dorm furniture, school supplies, electronicsMore »

Burlington Stores Expects Same-Store Gain for Q2

Burlington Stores

BURLINGTON, N.J.-Burlington Stores said it is projecting a same-store sales increase of from 3-4 percent for its fiscal second quarter, which will end on Aug. 2. The retailer gave its forecast in a statement which also announced that it is launching a debt refinancing transaction, in which it will seek commitments from lenders under aMore »

PBteen Launches Second Emily & Meritt Collection

The Parisian headboard is part of the collection.

SAN FRANCISCO–PBteen is launching its second collection designed in collaboration with designers and fashion stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. The exclusive collection of home furnishings and accessories is available at PBteen.com and PBteen stores. The collection includes nearly 40 products across key categories such as furniture, bedding, lighting, wall décor, decorative accessories and jewelryMore »

Las Vegas Market Sells Out Temp Space

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market, for the first time, has sold out the temporary presentation space in the C-ONE cross category showcase for the summer edition of the market, which takes place later this month, according to International Market Centers, which owns and operates the show. “We have experienced 41 percent growth in temporary exhibits sinceMore »