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About.com Seeking Nominations for Readers’ Choice Awards

About.com Seeking Nominations for Readers’ Choice Awards

ATLANTA–About.com is seeking nominations for its annual Readers’ Choice Awards beginning Jan. 13. The awards showcase the best products, features and services in dozens of categories across all of About.com, including cooking equipment. Within the cooking equipment category, nominations will be accepted for Best Cookware Line; Best Cutlery Line; Best Kitchen Tool or Gadget; Best CookbookMore »

Eddy, Catuna Promoted at BJ’s; Company to Restructure Operations

Eddy, Catuna Promoted at BJ’s; Company to Restructure Operations

NATICK, Mass.—As rumors continued to circulate about a possible takeover, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced several personnel and operational moves this morning. Robert Eddy, senior vice president and director of finance, and Cornel Catuna, senior vice president of field operations, have been promoted. Eddy will assume the post of executive vice president and chief financial officer,More »

First-Quarter Net Rises 10 Percent for Family Dollar

First-Quarter Net Rises 10 Percent for Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C.—Net income for Family Dollar increased 9.9 percent to $74.3 million in its fiscal first quarter, which ended on Nov. 27. The discount retailer benefited from a 9.5 percent jump in net sales in the quarter, which totaled $2 billion and which included a 6.9 percent increase in same-store sales. Howard Levine, chairman andMore »

Perfect Fit to Expand Distribution Channels with Health-related Products

Perfect Fit to Expand Distribution Channels with Health-related Products

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Perfect Fit Industries has inaugurated a strategic initiative focused on health-related products, which is geared toward extending its business into the hospitality and health-care markets. The effort will focus on product innovations that include the company’s anti-bed-bug line, an anti-microbial technology, a fabric treatment that eliminates odors, and a multi-component bedding program developed throughMore »