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Thos. Moser Appoints Ricci Marketing, Sales VP

Thos. Moser Appoints Ricci Marketing, Sales VP

AURBURN, Maine—­Thos. Moser has named Jim Ricci senior vice president of marketing and sales.  Ricci will oversee marketing, sales and customer service and be responsible for establishing strategies to expand business opportunities. “We are excited to have Jim Ricci join our team at this juncture in the company’s history,” said company founder Tom Moser. “WeMore »

Birding & Backyard Nature Category Takes Flight in Atlanta

Birding & Backyard Nature Category Takes Flight in Atlanta

ATLANTA—AmericasMart has launched Birding & Backyard Nature as part of the Market Temporaries. A natural extension of the established temporary and permanent garden product collections, Birding & Backyard Nature will make its debut at the January Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, featuring more than 50 leading companies on the forefront of this industry.More »

Staten Named Senior Product Manager at Manual Woodworkers

Staten Named Senior Product Manager at Manual Woodworkers

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.—Dur Staten has been appointed senior product manager for Manual Woodworkers & Weavers. Staten has thus assumed responsibility for new product development in the company’s gift and home division and national-account product needs. Staten also oversees Manual Woodworkers’ catalog-marketing initiatives for “Manual Gift and Home,” “Inspirational Catalog” and “Izzy,” the company’s baby and childMore »

Bulbrite Announces Winner of Brite Lights Sweepstakes

Bulbrite Announces Winner of Brite Lights Sweepstakes

MOONACHIE, N.J.— Southland Plumbing Supply of Metairie, La., has won Bulbrite’s Brite Lights Sweepstakes, which includes roundtrip airfare for two to New York City along with accommodations at The Kimberly Hotel New York and Broadway tickets. The contest was offered to U.S. lighting buyers and specifiers who placed an order of $2,500 or more inMore »

Twin-Star Names Winner of Spiff Contest

Twin-Star Names Winner of Spiff Contest

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—­Matt Kramer of iKeating in Minot, N.D., was recently recognized as the winner of Twin-Star International’s nationwide spiff incentive program. Kramer sold nearly 40 fireplaces, nearly doubling last year’s competition, and won a $1,000 prize. “Each year that this contest is held, the bar gets raised a little higher for both the retailersMore »

Retail Sales Rise for Fifth Straight Month

Retail Sales Rise for Fifth Straight Month

WASHINGTON—U.S. retail sales reached $378.7 billion in November, up 0.8 percent over October and marking the fifth consecutive month of growth, according to this morning’s report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The total also represented a gain of 7.7 percent over November 2009. The increase included a 2.8 percent month-over-month gain by department storesMore »