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Perfect Fit Opens Monroe, N.C., Plant

Perfect Fit Opens Monroe, N.C., Plant

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Perfect Fit Industries has opened a new pillow-manufacturing plant in Monroe, N.C. The factory, which represents a capital investment of more than $2 million, has the capacity to produce more than 20 million pillows a year, according to a company statement. Its opening is part of a Perfect Fit strategy to increase its domesticMore »

January Textiles Markets Poised for Business

January Textiles Markets Poised for Business

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—About 500 bed, bath, linen and home-fashions vendors will participate in home-textiles markets scheduled for late January and early February. The markets include the New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94, and the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week atMore »

Lalique Severs Ties with Haviland, Daum

Lalique Severs Ties with Haviland, Daum

NEW YORK – Tabletop companies Lalique, Haviland and Daum have parted ways in North America. Citing “differences of opinion regarding the strategic direction of Lalique,” Lalique’s parent company, Art & Fragrance, will repurchase a 49.6 percent share of Lalique from Financiere Saint-Germain at the original selling price. As a result, Lalique North America will noMore »

Keurig Introduces New Brand Positioning, Packaging

Keurig Introduces New Brand Positioning, Packaging

READING, Mass.—Keurig has debuted a campaign focused on a renewed emphasis on its “Choose. Brew. Enjoy.” tagline and redesigned packaging. The updated branding includes “engaging” language, color scheme and design elements to communicate “that Keurig has redefined brewing by combining state-of-the-art brewing technology with their patented K-Cup portion pack,” according to a statement from theMore »

NYIGF Exhibitors Awarded Highest Sustainability Status

NYIGF Exhibitors Awarded Highest Sustainability Status

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Six exhibitors in the New York International Gift Fair’s Sustainability: design for a better world section have been designated as achieving the highest level of sustainability for their products, production processes and business practices. The companies are Handmade Expressions for its “old school” journals and gift bags, The Green Glass Co. for theMore »

Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.—Hamilton Beach has formed a partnership with the Senseo coffee brand of Sara Lee to introduce single-serve coffeemakers. The alliance has kicked off with the introduction of two single-serve machines—the Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker at a suggested retail price of $19.99, and the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go PersonalMore »

Pier 1 Net Falls 46 Percent in Third Quarter

Pier 1 Net Falls 46 Percent in Third Quarter

FORT WORTH, Texas—Although it was the company’s fifth consecutive quarter with a profit, Pier 1 Imports’ net income dropped 46 percent to $21 million in its fiscal third quarter. In its statement detailing the results, the company noted that last year’s bottom line received a $55.9 million boost from an income-tax benefit that stemmed fromMore »