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AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta will premiere the Atlanta Apparel Market together with the Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta Gourmet Market this fall.      Collectively, these markets will produce one all-encompassing shopping environment for all retailers taking place Oct. 13-17, (Gift & Home Furnishings Market: Oct. 14-16).  “We have a dynamic offering of products inMore »

iRobot Boosts Net by 36 Percent in Fourth Quarter

iRobot Boosts Net by 36 Percent in Fourth Quarter

BEDFORD, Mass.–Fourth-quarter net income for iRobot jumped to $7 million, 36 percent more than in its fiscal fourth quarter of last year. The company—which, among other businesses, manufactures and markets home-vacuum robots such as the Roomba—reported a gain in total revenues of 12 percent to $114 million. This included a 14 percent gain in product revenueMore »

ITM to Debut Showroom at 230 Fifth Avenue

ITM to Debut Showroom at 230 Fifth Avenue

CUMBERLAND, R.I.–Effective March 1, International Textile Manufacturing will have a showroom at 230 Fifth Avenue, in space #511, in time for the New York Home Fashions Market. “The ‘explosive’ growth of braided rugs at both retail, as well as in the dot-com world, is giving us the ability to open our first permanent New YorkMore »

Dick Idol and Shadow Mountain Team-Up to Revive Rustic 

Dick Idol and Shadow Mountain Team-Up to Revive Rustic 

WHITEFISH, Mont.–Artist and outdoor lifestyle personality Dick Idol and Shadow Mountain are combining again to introduce refined rustic home furnishings with a distinctly modern twist. Shadow Mountain will launch the new Mountain Loft Collection at the spring 2011 High Point Market.  The collection, including both casegoods and a full line of coordinating upholstery, is expectedMore »

Ambiente Opens Today

Ambiente Opens Today

FRANKFURT, Germany-The Ambiente trade fair, billed by owner and organizer Messe Frankfurt as the largest consumer goods show in the world, opens today. Visitors from around the globe are expected to check out the newest trends and design directions here in Frankfurt. A first glimpse at tabletop introductions in the opening hours of the show revealedMore »

Ackman, Roth Named to J.C. Penney Board

Bill Ackman

PLANO, Texas–William Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Management, and Steven Roth, chairman of Vornado Realty Trust, have been appointed to the J.C. Penney board of directors. A J.C. Penney statement said Pershing Square (described in press reports as an “activist” investment firm) and Vornado are among the retailer’s largest shareholders.More »

Bidders Line Up for Brunschwig & Fils

Bidders Line Up for Brunschwig & Fils

NEW YORK–Brunschwig & Fils, the home-furnishings vendor that is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, said a number of companies are set to bid when the auction for the 110-year-old firm takes place in March. Last month, Benjamin Capital Advisors, which is acting as “chief restructuring officer” in Brunschwig & Fils’ Chapter 11 case, said several investorsMore »

Lexington to Launch Henry Link Trading Co.

Lexington to Launch Henry Link Trading Co.

LAS VEGAS–Lexington Home Brands is introducing Henry Link Trading Co., a brand designed to “capture the excitement of traveling the globe, embody the spirit of discovery in all of us, and put a punctuation mark on the style and sophistication of any room,” according to the company. The collection will have a traditional component, butMore »