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New Exhibitors Planned for Housewares Show; Hotel Survey Contest Announced

New Exhibitors Planned for Housewares Show; Hotel Survey Contest Announced

CHICAGO–The International Housewares Association is gearing up for its upcoming International Home + Housewares Show with the announcement of new and returning exhibitors, as well as a hotel survey contest, where one winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to Benny’s Chop House. Several well-known companies are returning to the show after brief absences, includingMore »

Supreme Court to Hear Walmart Appeal in Discrimination Case

Supreme Court to Hear Walmart Appeal in Discrimination Case

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Walmart’s appeal of a lower-court decision in Dukes v. Walmart Stores Inc., involving alleged sex discrimination against the world’s largest retailer. The suit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco in 2000 by Betty Dukes, a California Walmart employee, who said Walmart hadMore »

Dollar General Net Climbs 69 Percent in Third Quarter

Dollar General Net Climbs 69 Percent in Third Quarter

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.—Increases in both net sales and gross profit helped drive Dollar General to a 69 percent gain in net income in the third quarter, totaling $128.1 million. Net sales rose 10 percent to finish the quarter at $3.2 billion, and gross margin increased 51 basis points to 31.4 percent. While selling, general and administrativeMore »

AmericasMart Launches High Design Home

AmericasMart Launches High Design Home

ATLANTA—Building on the success of the established High Design collection in the Market Temporaries, AmericasMart has launched High Design Home, which will debut at the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. HD Home will feature an exclusive juried lifestyles collection of the nation’s most inspired and design-driven home furnishings and home decorMore »

Dow Unit Becomes Lead Sponsor of SSA Environmental Program

Dow Unit Becomes Lead Sponsor of SSA Environmental Program

FRIANT, Calif.—The polyurethanes business unit of Dow Chemical Co. is the lead sponsor of the Environmental and Safety Program of the Specialty Sleep Association. According to an SSA statement, Dow’s support will enable the development of a new consumer-education section on the association’s website, sleepinformation.org; a training module for retail sales personnel; and the creationMore »

Macy’s Declares Dec. 10 National Believe Day

Macy’s Declares Dec. 10 National Believe Day

NEW YORK–For the second straight year, Macy’s is celebrating generosity and giving throughout the holiday season by declaring December 10 as National Believe Day. As part of Macy’s ’Believe’ campaign, National Believe Day aims to inspire Americans to embrace the spirit of goodwill, while spreading the holiday season’s message through charitable efforts and kindheartedness towardMore »

Royal Crown Derby Unveils Royal Wedding Commemorative Collection

Royal Crown Derby Unveils Royal Wedding Commemorative Collection

NEW YORK–Royal Crown Derby will launch a commemorative range to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The collection will be available in early January 2011, in advance of the April wedding date. Royal Crown Derby has spent years designing commemoratives in anticipation of a possible royal wedding, the company said. The resultingMore »