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New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—HGTV has debuted its HGTV Home Lifestyle brand, which will include a fashion-bedding collection produced in partnership with Victoria Classics, and a collection of carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and area rugs from Shaw. A line of paints from Sherwin-Williams will also be part of the brand. The entire line is slated to appearMore »

Newell Rubbermaid Net Climbs 25 Percent in Q4

Newell Rubbermaid Net Climbs 25 Percent in Q4

ATLANTA—Fourth-quarter net income for Newell Rubbermaid totaled $75.7 million, 25 percent up from the fourth quarter of 2009. The company had a modest net sales gain of 3.4 percent to $1.5 billion in the quarter, which ended on Dec. 31, 2010. It was also able to keep expenses in check, with a 2.2 percent increaseMore »

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Four designers have been invited to participate in the A+: The Young Designers Platform within the Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Fair. The designers are Dana Cannam of danacannamdesign, Hongjie Yang and Jinseok Hwang of studioLOBOT, and Ricky Giacco of Concrete R&D LLC. Their products range from housewaresMore »

Casabella Moves to New Location at Ambiente, Expands into Kitchen Prep

Casabella Moves to New Location at Ambiente, Expands into Kitchen Prep

CONGERS, NY—Casabella Holdings will have a new booth location at the upcoming Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, Germany next month. Casabella will exhibit in Hall 6.1, space D68.  This new location reflects not only Casabella’s design-driven product but also its recent expansion into kitchen prep and gadgets, the company said. Casabella will be introducing several newMore »

Consumer Confidence Gets a January Bounce

Consumer Confidence Gets a January Bounce

NEW YORK—After falling off in December, the consumer confidence index picked up 7.3 points in January to finish at 60.6. According to The Conference Board, which provides the monthly indicator, the index got boosts from both of its components, present situation and expectations. The present-situation index increased 6.1 points to 31.0, and the expectations indexMore »

Bon-Ton Extends Bergren Contract, Promotes Schrantz to COO

Bon-Ton Extends Bergren Contract, Promotes Schrantz to COO

YORK, Pa.–The Bon-Ton Stores has extended the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Bud Bergren through Feb. 12, 2012, according to the company. Bergren’s contract will automatically renew for successive periods of one year. Subsequent to his term as president and CEO, Bergren will continue as director and, at the company’s election, will alsoMore »