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EveryWare Global Sells UK Business

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio–EveryWare Global’s Oneida International subsidiary last week agreed to sell its United Kingdom business to HUK 54 Limited for £3.7 million British pounds, or approximately $6.13 million. The agreement includes debts paid by HUK to EveryWare Global and the repayment of Oneida’s revolving credit facility with Burdale Financial Limited. EveryWare retains all rights toMore »

Gift for Life Selects Honorees

Susan Feldman

NEW YORK–Three gift industry leaders—Susan Feldman, Beatriz Ball and John Grob—will be honored during Gift for Life’s 23rd Annual Party for Life in February here. Susan Feldman, co-founder and chief merchandising officer of One Kings Lane, is being honored with Gift for Life’s Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award. One Kings Lane officially launched in 2009 andMore »

Nikki Chu’s Imax Products Make Lifetime Debut

Nikki Chu

TULSA, Okla.–Products from Imax Corporation’s latest designer collaboration with Nikki Chu will soon be showcased on a new primetime series on Lifetime. This week, Lifetime will premiere “Girlfriend Intervention,” an unscripted makeover series where each week four experts—interior designer and fashion accessories designer Chu, beauty pro Tracy Balan, style and fashion maven Tiffiny Dixon andMore »

Casabella’s Moser Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Casabella’s Dawn Drescher gives the ice bucket treatment to Rob Moser.

CONGERS, N.Y.-Rob Moser, president of Casabella, took on the ice-bucket challenge in support of efforts to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Moser received his dousing from Dawn Drescher, the company’s product manager, on Aug. 21. Casabella is also running a promotion on its website. With eachMore »

Menear Tabbed as Home Depot CEO

Craig Menear

ATLANTA-Craig Menear, The Home Depot’s president of U.S. retail, will become president and CEO of the home-improvement retailer on Nov. 1. As CEO, Menear will succeed Frank Blake, who will remain chairman. He has also been elected to Home Depot’s board, effective immediately. Menear has been with Home Depot since 1997, and rose through theMore »

Dollar General to Family Dollar: It’s Not Over

Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.-Responding to the rejection of its offer for Family Dollar, Dollar General said it would continue to pursue an acquisition of its dollar-store rival. Yesterday, Family Dollar said its board had turned down Dollar General’s proposal, which amounted to about $9.7 billion in an all-cash deal. The company also said the board had alsoMore »

Aaron’s Names Danielson Interim CEO

Gilbert Danielson

ATLANTA-Gilbert Danielson, Aaron’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named interim CEO of the rent-to-own retailer, effective after the retirement of current CEO Ron Allen on Aug. 31. Danielson has been chief financial officer of Aaron’s since 1990, and executive vice president since 1998. He has also been a director of Aaron’sMore »

Broward Named EVP, Marketing at AmericasMart

AmericasMart

ATLANTA–Douglas Broward has been named executive vice president of marketing at AmericasMart. In this newly created position, Broward reports to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AmericasMart parent AMC, Inc. Broward officially joined AmericasMart in February 2012 in the newly created position of senior vice president of branding. His 2012 appointment followedMore »