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Groupe SEB First-Half Net Falls 52 Percent

Groupe SEB

ECULLY CEDEX, France-Groupe SEB posted first-half net income of €25 million (about $34.1 million based on exchange rates for that period), down 52 percent from first-half net income for 2013. Net sales for the period totaled €1.8 billion (about $2.5 billion), slipping by 0.5 percent. Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise, Groupe SEB’s chairman and CEO,More »

Swiffer Effect Campaign Features “Modern Family’s” Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

CINCINNATI-Eric Stonestreet, star of the television series “Modern Family,” has joined Swiffer’s Swiffer Effect campaign, which features stories of real-life families and how they tackle everyday cleaning challenges. Stonestreet joined Dr. Michelle Callahan at Gary’s Loft in New York City yesterday to spotlight unexpected cleaning conversations among today’s modern families and the “transformative effect” SwifferMore »

NRF: Retail Sales to Accelerate in Second Half

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales will grow significantly in the second half of 2014 after a slow start to the year, according to a forecast from the National Retail Federation. After increasing by 2.9 percent in the first half, sales will grow by at least 3.9 percent in the second half, NRF said. Overall, 2014 retail salesMore »

Lorena Gaxiola to Exhibit for First Time at NY Now

Lorena Gaxiola

SAN DIEGO-Lorena Gaxiola, the luxury home decor designer, will exhibit at next month’s NY Now trade show for the first time. Located in booth 3009 in the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares division, Gaxiola will present her collection of Meaningful Objects for the Home. This line will include her Soft Rocks Glasses, La Loteria Casual Dinnerware,More »

iRobot Q2 Net Edges Up 2.8 Percent

iRobot Posts Loss in Q4; Net Falls 57 Percent for Year

BEDFORD, Mass.-Strong growth from the home-robot business plus reduced expenses brought a 2.8 percent gain in second-quarter net income for iRobot, to $8.5 million. Revenue in the quarter, which ended on June 28, totaled $139.8 million, up 7.2 percent from last year’s second quarter. Colin Angle, iRobot’s chairman and CEO, cited the increase in home-robotMore »

Surtex Attendance Climbs 5 Percent

Surtex 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Attendance at this May’s Surtex gained 5 percent over the attendance at the 2013 edition of the show, according to a statement from Emerald Expositions, owner and manager of the show. Overall, 270 exhibitors representing more than 1,000 artists presented at the show. A post-show survey of the attendees found that 89 percentMore »