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Fisher Named Latex International Operations VP

Kimberly Fisher

SHELTON, Conn.-Latex International has promoted Kimberly Fisher to vice president of operations, a new position for the bedding manufacturer. In her new role, Fisher oversees all day-to-day functions of the company’s human-resources, logistics, purchasing and customer-service divisions. She reports directly to David Fisher, president and CEO. Fisher joined Latex International in 2013 as director ofMore »

Jura Capresso Renamed Jura

Jura

CLOSTER, N.J.-Jura Capresso has renamed itself Jura Inc., “for the benefits of global synergy,” according to a company statement. Richard Boynton, the company’s president, said the new name reflects Jura’s leadership in upscale coffee equipment. “Having a consistent name worldwide makes our global marketing program stronger,” Boynton said. He added that the new name doesMore »

Q Squared Launches Candles

Q Squared Candles

NEW YORK–Tabletop company Q Squared NYC is expanding into home fragrance. The melamine maker will introduce Bijou Candles at the New York Tabletop Show, April 22-25. The initial collection includes three different product groupings, with three different styles of melamine containers and fragrances inspired by each container’s design. For example, the Natural group features threeMore »

Surya Releases 752-Page Spring Catalog

Surya Catalog 2014

CALHOUN, Ga.–During the recent High Point Market, Surya released its spring 2014 catalog, which showcases 7,000 products across multiple home accessories categories, including newly launched lighting and mirror categories. The 752-page catalog features easy-to-navigate pages, more extensive product photography—including style shots for many collections—and enhanced product details. More than 5,000 rug designs across multiple constructionsMore »

Capel Rugs Unveils 2014 Catalog

Capel catalog 2014

TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs debuted its newest printed catalog, which showcases its entire 2014 line in more than 250 pages, at the recently completed High Point Market. The catalog opens with a look at Capel’s licensing partnerships, including Biltmore For Your Home, CocoCozy, Genevieve Gorder, Kevin O’Brien, Williamsburg and the newest one, Hable Construction. Other highlightsMore »

Dover Rug & Home’s Jafri to Headline Two Events

Mahmud Jafri

NATICK, Mass.–The CEO of rug retailer Dover Rug & Home will be participating in two area events at the end of this month. On Monday, April 28, from 6-8 p.m., the retailer will host the presentation “From Floor to Walls – Everything you need to know about buying fine art & fine rugs,” with Dover’sMore »

Weather Warms Retail Sales

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-The onset of spring weather helped U.S. retailers to increased sales in March. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly retail sales report, retail sales last month totaled $433.9 billion, up 1.1 percent over February and 3.8 percent ahead of March 2013. In its assessment of the Census Bureau’s numbers, the National Retail Federation attributedMore »

Sadove Chosen to Chair Borderfree Advisory Board

Stephen Sadove

NEW YORK-Borderfree, a global e-commerce company, has named Stephen Sadove, former chairman and CEO of Saks Inc., as chairman of its newly created advisory board. Borderfree provides management for all aspects of international online retailing, including localized pricing and payment processing, landed cost calculation, customs clearance and brokerage, fraud management, logistics orchestration and customer-experience parity.More »