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NYIGF New York’s Newest to Include New Exhibitors

NYIGF New York’s Newest to Include New Exhibitors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Some 200 new companies from 17 countries will debut as exhibitors in the New York’s Newest section of the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. The section will be located at Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 92 in New York City—one of  NYIGF’s venues along with Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94 and the JacobMore »

GLM to Offer Surtex Exhibitor Setup Webinar

GLM to Offer Surtex Exhibitor Setup Webinar

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—GLM, owner and manager of Surtex, has scheduled an hour-long webinar to help Surtex exhibitors with moving in and setting up their booths. Titled “Operations Basic: Logistics for a Smooth Move-in/Set-up,” the webinar will take place Jan. 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Mike Edson, GLM’s operations manager, and John Kelly, sales managerMore »

Retailers Register Laggard December Same-Store Sales

Retailers Register Laggard December Same-Store Sales

NEW YORK—After hitting the accelerator in November, major U.S. retail chains saw their same-store sales numbers brake somewhat last month, despite the holiday season. In the department-store channel, Dillard’s led the way with an impressive 7 percent comparable-store gain, on top of its 8 percent increase in November. Both Kohl’s and Macy’s reported 3.9 percentMore »

Messe Frankfurt Adds Third Textiles Show in China

Messe Frankfurt Adds Third Textiles Show in China

FRANKFURT, Germany—Messe Frankfurt will launch a third home-textiles trade show in China this year. Called Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Spring Edition, the show is scheduled to take place from April 2-4 at the INTEX Shanghai and Shanghaimart trade-show centers. It’s being co-organized by Messe Frankfurt with the Sub-Council of the Textile Industry and the ChinaMore »

Trivest Completes Recapitalization of Ellery Homestyles

Trivest Completes Recapitalization of Ellery Homestyles

MIAMI—Trivest Partners, a private investment firm, has finished its recapitalization of Ellery Homestyles, the manufacturer of window treatments, bedding and throws. Budd Goldman, Ellery’s founder and chief executive officer, remains as leader of Ellery’s daily operations. Both Goldman and Trivest provided equity for this transaction, and Goldman told HFN that his interest in Ellery isMore »

AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

ATLANTA—AmericasMart Building 1 marks its 50th anniversary with the premiere of 28 exhibitors and the introduction of 22 expanded showrooms, all set to open during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market this month. “For 50 years, Building 1, first known as the Merchandise Mart, has stoodMore »