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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 »

Jarden Preliminary: $6 Billion in 2010 Revenue

Jarden Preliminary: $6 Billion in 2010 Revenue

RYE, N.Y.—Revenue for Jarden’s fiscal year 2011 should reach about $6 billion, according to preliminary results from the housewares giant. If the total meets expectations, it would represent growth in the neighborhood of 16 percent over fiscal 2009 and a new record for the company. For the fourth quarter alone, revenue should be at leastMore »

Ruvo Reps, Richard Cohen to Represent Sorella Home

Ruvo Reps, Richard Cohen to Represent Sorella Home

NEW YORK–Under a new agreement, Sorella Home will be represented by the Richard Cohen Collection on the East Coast and by Ruvo Reps Group in California, Arizona and Nevada. Sorella Home, the artisan-crafted tableware company founded by Terri Casner, encompasses Sorella Home Portfolio and the Ernest Hemingway Collection: Legendary Tablescapes. “We are delighted to beMore »

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—Designer Monica Pedersen and home-products/trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti presented their views of key trends and products at Las Vegas Market in a First Look seminar held Monday. Focusing on color, Pedersen and Smith Vincenti said the new decorative accessories featured at the market are showing a more adventurous approach to color. Among theMore »

Blog: Rug Showrooms to Relocate at Las Vegas Market

Blog: Rug Showrooms to Relocate at Las Vegas Market

FROM THE MARKET—Among the news at the first day of the Las Vegas show, World Market Center execs said rug showrooms currently on the eighth floor of Building C will relocate to the heart of the home decor section in Building B. The WMC said the move is being made to accommodate the growing giftMore »

Gracious Home Appoints Amanda Mettler Goodrich Creative Director

Gracious Home Appoints Amanda Mettler Goodrich Creative Director

NEW YORK-Gracious Home has appointed Amanda Mettler Goodrich to the new position of creative director and director of product innovation and private brands strategy and execution. A four-year veteran of Gracious Home, she previously was senior buyer for all soft goods, scents and fragrances, kids, baby and pet products. Mettler Goodrich, who reports to JordanMore »