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Roberts Joins Nourison as Director of National Accounts

Roberts Joins Nourison as Director of National Accounts

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Sabrina Roberts has been named director of national accounts, a new position at Nourison. A 20-year veteran of the home fashions industry, Roberts will oversee the opening and development of key national accounts at Nourison, as well as assist in expanding business with existing national retail accounts. She will split herMore »

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

CHICAGO, Ill. – Trade Associates Group, Ltd. (tag) has named Floyd Sullivan marketing manager for the company’s line of gifts, decorative accessories and tabletop products, as well as its tfg line of contemporary furniture. Sullivan’s duties will include all tag and tfg advertising, public relations, e-marketing, trade show planning, and other wholesale support responsibilities. SullivanMore »

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

NEW YORK – Twenty one individual Bodum products have won the 2011 iF Product Design Award, an annual international design competition held in Germany. The winning products include kitchen electrics from the e-bodum collection, cutlery from the Bistro Ceramic Blade series as well as drinkware and kitchen storage accessories. “We are thrilled to be recognizedMore »

O’Brien to Keynote California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES—Designer Thomas O’Brien will deliver the keynote address at the California Gift Show on Jan. 21. O’Brien will speak about the inspirations that have shaped his design philosophy, including classic, modern and traditional styles. He will also discuss his new book, “American Modern,” a survey of seven of his most influential projects. The O’BrienMore »

Retail Container Traffic Expected to Grow 9 Percent in December

Retail Container Traffic Expected to Grow 9 Percent in December

WASHINGTON—Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should increase nine percent this month, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. In addition, 2010 should end with a 17 percent in retail container traffic. To Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain andMore »

Green Monday Shopping Logs 12 Percent Increase

Green Monday Shopping Logs 12 Percent Increase

RESTON, Va.—Consumer spending online on Green Monday earlier this week rose 12 percent over last year, totaling $954 million, according to research by comScore, the digital-marketing research firm. A designation for the second Monday in December, Green Monday has historically represented one of the peak days in online spending for holiday gifts. This year’s totalMore »

Tervis Reorganizes Executive Ranks

Tervis Reorganizes Executive Ranks

VENICE, Fla.—Tervis Tumbler Company has established an executive office of the president and added Barry Wolfson as president and chief executive officer. Laura Spencer, the current president and CEO, was named chief financial officer. Wayne Varnadore was promoted to chief operating officer from vice president of operations, and Rich Kaplan was promoted to chief salesMore »