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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 »

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team, the trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, announced the winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Jan. 22 in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. Guests attended the ceremony that recognized ARTS Awards recipients in 28 different categories. HGTV wasMore »

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

CANNON FALLS, Minn.– Midwest-CBK has recognized three independent retailers with its “Design, Style, Sparkle” award, calling attention to excellence in retail display and merchandising. The first place winner is Uniquely Yours in Faulkton, S.D., the second place winner, New River Pottery in Wilmington, N.C., and the third place winner, Greenhurst Nursery in Nampa, Idaho. “WeMore »

Nambé, Rogaska, Create Licensing Partnership

Nambé, Rogaska, Create Licensing Partnership

SANTA FE, N.M.–Under a new licensing deal, Rogaska will be responsible for the manufacture, distribution and expansion of Nambé Crystal. Rogaska, which has always produced Nambé’s crystal, will continue to manufacture the current collections in its facility in Slovenia. The company will also handle sales and distribution, as well as shipping from its Connecticut warehouse.More »