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West Bend Begins 100th Anniversary with New Website

West Bend Begins 100th Anniversary with New Website

WEST BEND, Wis.—Debuting the celebration of its 100th anniversary, the West Bend brand of Focus Products Group has introduced a new website at westbend.com. The new site includes information about West Bend products, full e-commerce capabilities, a comprehensive database for recipes and a company history and time line. The product sections are divided into “Cooking,”More »

Target Aims Globally in Zellers Stores Deal

Target Aims Globally in Zellers Stores Deal

MINNEAPOLIS—Target has made its move to become an international retailer by agreeing with Hudson’s Bay Co. to purchase the leases of up to 220 Zellers stores in Canada. Valued at $1.845 billion, the deal gives Target the leasehold interests in up to 200 sites currently operated by Zellers. It will put Target on track toMore »

Heimtextil Opens with Increase in Exhibitors

Heimtextil Opens with Increase in Exhibitors

FRANKFURT, Germany—The 2011 Heimtextil trade show has opened and has logged a five percent increase in its exhibitor total, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, the show’s owner and manager. In a Messe Frankfurt statement, Detlef Braun, member of the company’s management board, said 2,601 companies from 60 countries are exhibiting at the showMore »

Arc International Names Biagi VP Sales and Marketing

Arc International Names Biagi VP Sales and Marketing

MILLVILLE, N.J.–Arc International North America has appointed Ron Biagi to the newly created position of vice president, sales and marketing North America, reporting to Fred Dohn, chief executive officer, Americas. In his new post, Biagi will assume responsibility for the consumer goods division and marketing function and will succeed Scott Baum, who left the companyMore »

Company C Returns to Atlanta With Expanded Showroom

Company C

ATLANTA—The HOME product center at AmericasMart welcomes more than two dozen new companies to its permanent showroom collection. One of the premier showrooms debuting in Building 1—the destination for HOME—is Company C, which returns to AmericasMart this January. The company, a designer and manufacturer of rugs, bedding, furniture and decorative accessories, has secured nearly 1,800More »

NRF Panelists: Consumer Power to Skyrocket

NRF Panelists: Consumer Power to Skyrocket

NEW YORK—Retail leaders from throughout the nation and abroad gave their views on the outlook for retailing over the next day in yesterday’s National Retail Federation Convention session, “Consumer 2020: What Lies Ahead for the Retail Industry.” Moderated by Alison Paul, vice chairman and U.S. Retail Leader for Deloitte, the session included Cathy Green, presidentMore »