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Massmart Head Pattison to Step Down

Grant Pattison

JOHANNESBURG-Grant Pattison, CEO of South African retailer Massmart (in which Walmart holds a majority stake) will leave his post on June 1. Guy Hayward, currently chief operating office, will become CEO at that time, in accordance with the company’s succession plan. Pattison’s future plans were not announced in a Massmart statement. Pattison joined Massmart inMore »

Donny Osmond Home Adds Licenses for Lighting, Wall Art

Licensees Signed for Donny Osmond Home

ATLANTA–Donny Osmond Home has added two new partners to its growing list of product manufacturers: Capital Lighting Fixture and Boston Warehouse Trading Company. Launching in July at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, the Boston Warehouse collection for Donny Osmond Home will consist of canvas wall art and other novelty decor. “The company’sMore »

Western Gift Markets Form Alliance

How the West Is One

LOS ANGELES-The management teams of the California Market Center (CMC), LA Mart and California Gift Show have joined forces to launch a co-promotional campaign for Summer 2014 called “How the West Is One.” The new campaign is designed to maximize the buying experience for attending retailers, and it is being billed as a one-stop destinationMore »

Educational Events, Expanded Merchandise Offerings in Dallas

Dallas Market Center

DALLAS–Presentations on Millennials, cooking demonstrations and expanded merchandise offerings are on tap for Dallas Market Center’s Total Home & Gift Market, June 18-24. Educational opportunities include the presentation “Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees and Customers Can Grow Your Business.” Given by Jason Dorsey, a leading generational speaker, best-selling author and expert in MillennialMore »

NY Now to Offer “Only in New York” Events

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-For this summer’s show, NY Now will provide “Only in New York” events, which will include the show’s “Night on Broadway” and free admission and a discount to the Museum of Arts and Design. This summer, the “Night on Broadway” will offer specially priced tickets to the Aug. 19 performance of “Beautiful—the CaroleMore »

Sleep Train Deals for America’s Mattress

Sleep Train Expands with Purchase of Sleep City Locations

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Mattress retailer Sleep Train has entered an agreement to acquire America’s Mattress, a Hawaii based mattress specialty retailer. The acquisition will bring nine America’s Mattress stores into the Sleep Train fold. It is expected to close on April 23. Financial terms will not be disclosed. Sleep Train is the parent company of Sleep TrainMore »

Housewares Charity Foundation Raises Nearly $2 Million for Cancer Research

Housewares Charity Foundation

ROSEMONT, Ill.-At its annual gala on March 17, the Housewares Charity Foundation raised more than $1.7 million for cancer research. Proceeds from the gala, which was held at the Navy Pier in Chicago during the International Home + Housewares Show, benefited The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, HCF’s legacy charity, and The Chicago Initiative on PancreaticMore »

Gift Vendors Confirm New, Expanded Showrooms at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced today that six leading suppliers of gift merchandise will open or expand showrooms for the upcoming Summer Market, July 27-31, further increasing the number of major industry suppliers presented in Las Vegas Market’s Building C. Newcomers Colonial Tin Works, Honey & Me and Thompson’s Candles are opening their first showrooms;More »