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Gourmet Catalog Members Give Summer School Top Marks

Gourmet Catalog Honors Best Vendors

DALLAS–More than 150 retailers and manufacturers in the gourmet kitchenwares industry gathered in Atlanta for the fifth-annual Gourmet Catalog Retail Summer School, which ran concurrently with the recently completed Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The event provided members with interactive training and in-depth education on today’s top kitchenware products as well as direct feedbackMore »

Urnex Debuts Cleaner for Keurig Brewers

The Urnex CleanCup

ELMSFORD, N.Y.-Urnex Brands has introduced CleanCup, a line of single-cup brewer cleaning cups for Keurig K-Cup brewers. The user places a CleanCup inside the brewer’s cup holder and sets the brewer to brew its largest cup size twice. After the two brewing cycles, the user removes the CleanCup and brews twice to rinse out theMore »

Escali Enhances SmartConnect Scales with Jawbone App

UP by Jawbone meal event

MINNEAPOLIS–The Escali SmartConnect Kitchen Scale now connects to the UP by Jawbone application, enabling users to update their body weight and meal logs with measurements gathered by the company’s kitchen and body scales. The SmartConnect Kitchen Scale will improve the accuracy of nutrition information stored in the UP application by calculating nutrition information from actualMore »

Tempur-Pedic Becomes PGA Tour Sponsor

TempurPedic

LEXINGTON, Ky.-The Tempur-Pedic division of Tempur Sealy has signed on as a sponsor of the PGA Tour in an agreement that will run through 2016. Under the terms of this agreement, Tempur-Pedic will receive designations as the PGA’s official mattress, bedding and pillow sponsor. A Tempur Sealy statement said this is the first national sportsMore »

EveryWare Receives New Extension on Loan Agreement

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio-EveryWare Global has gained a further extension for the forbearance on its term loan agreement with the agreement’s administrative agent and other lenders, this one to last through July 22. The extension provides that the parties to the forbearance agreement, which constitute more than 50 percent of the lenders under the term loan agreement,More »

Manual Woodworkers Takes Vegas Show Space with Next Step Reps

Manual Woodworkers Marks 80th Anniversary, Expands Showrooms

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.-Manual Woodworkers and Weavers has reached an agreement with Next Step Reps whereby it will occupy part of the sales representative company’s showroom space at the World Market Center in Las Vegas. Next Step’s showroom is in building C, room 891 of the World Market Center. Previously, the home decor manufacturer had its ownMore »

ARTS Awards Nomination Deadline is August 1

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–The deadline to submit nominations for the 26th annual ARTS Awards, which recognize top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives worldwide, is Friday, August 1. This year, there is a new category for interior designer, for a total of 27 different awards. The categories in the manufacturer awards are accent furniture, area rugs, green award,More »

Latex International Plant Up and Running after Fire

LatexInternational

SHELTON, Conn.-The Latex International factory on River Road here, which had been shut down by fires two weeks ago, is back producing at full capacity, according to a company statement. The statement said Latex International has begun making latex cores and will begin manufacturing additional products by the end of this week. Manufacturing of rolledMore »